Brent Murphy Associate

Speaks:  English

Year of Call: 2021 - British Columbia

Year of Call: 2018 - Ontario

Primary office:  Vancouver

Brent Murphy

Brent is an associate in Gowling WLG's Vancouver office, working in both the firm's Commercial Litigation Group and Indigenous Law Group.

Brent has a broad commercial litigation practice, where he assists clients in a variety of real property, breach of contract, product liability, and professional negligence cases. Brent also has some limited experience dealing with defamation, construction, and trademark infringement claims.

In his Indigenous law practice, Brent has assisted clients with governance issues, claims for membership, on-reserve property disputes, claims for damages arising out of historic breaches of Aboriginal rights, and claims for Aboriginal title. He has experience interpreting the Indian Act in order to provide both institutional and First Nations clients with opinions related to taxation and recovery of property.

Brent has appeared before the Ontario Small Claims Court, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, and the Supreme Court of British Columbia. He has provided assistance on appeals to the Ontario Court of Appeal and the Federal Court of Appeal. Brent is experienced in arguing motions, including motions for summary judgment, conducting discoveries and cross-examinations, and taking enforcement steps on behalf of his clients.

Brent completed his Juris Doctor at Dalhousie's Schulich School of Law. Before attending law school, Brent received an Honours Bachelor of Arts, with a double major in English and Anthropology from McMaster University.

Career & Recognition

Filter timeline:
  • 2022

  • 2021

  • 2018

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      Year of Call, Ontario
  • 2017

    • Education
      Dalhousie University, JD
  • 2013

    • Education
      McMaster University, BA double major in English and Anthropology (Hons.)


  • Hamilton Law Association
  • Ontario Bar Association