Our Firm

Hunter Litigation Chambers is a twenty-four lawyer litigation boutique in Vancouver. The practice of the firm is restricted to dispute resolution, with an emphasis on commercial litigation and arbitration, class actions, labour and employment, criminal and regulatory, and constitutional and administrative law.

The May 2016 issue of Canadian Lawyer magazine identifies the firm as one of the ten top litigation boutiques in Canada. This marks the fourth time in a row the magazine has given the firm this distinction, with the March 2010 issue declaring that “many consider this litigation shop the best in the country”.

The firm is also consistently listed at the top rank in independent third party guides such as Lexpert Canada, the Chambers Global Guide to the World's Leading Lawyers for Business, Benchmark Canada, The Legal 500 and Best Lawyers of Canada.

Since its founding in 2006, the firm has provided practical and cost-effective advice to clients to resolve disputes through negotiation, mediation, arbitration and litigation. Six of the firm's senior lawyers are Queen's Counsel, including the Honourable Marshall Rothstein, who has recently joined the firm after nine years as a justice of the Supreme Court of Canada. With twenty-two active trial and appellate lawyers and two distinguished former appellate judges to draw on, Hunter Litigation Chambers provides clients with effective representation in a broad range of private and public disputes.

Since 2008 Lexpert rating service has consistently recommended Hunter Litigation Chambers as one of Vancouver’s Leading Boutique firms in Litigation – Corporate Commercial.

Chambers Global Guide has recognized Hunter Litigation Chambers as one of the leading Dispute Resolution firms of any size in British Columbia.


Hunter Litigation Chambers has once again been identified in the current Benchmark 2016 as “Highly Recommended”, the highest category in the Benchmark listing.

Our counsel have been recognized in Best Lawyers since 2006, and in the 2016 edition of “Best Lawyers in Canada” in eight separate practice areas.

John Hunter, Q.C., William Smart, Q.C. and Kenneth McEwan, Q.C. are rated "AV Preeminent" which is the highest rating standard. Martindale-Hubbell’s Peer Ratings are the gold standard in attorney ratings.

The May 2016 issue of Canadian Lawyer magazine identifies the firm as one of the ten top litigation boutiques in Canada.

Hunter Litigation Chambers was given a Top-tier Firm ranking in Dispute Resolution: British Columbia, with John Hunter, Q.C. and Kenneth McEwan, Q.C. recognized as Leading Lawyers in Dispute Resolution.