David McEwan has a general commercial litigation practice, with a particular emphasis on shareholder remedies, director and officer liability, professional liability, contract disputes, injunctions, and fiduciary duty claims.

He has appeared and argued cases before all levels of court in British Columbia. As well, David has considerable experience in commercial arbitrations and mediations.

David has argued a number of criminal appeals and has appeared as counsel for the British Columbia Civil Liberties Association.

David is also a member of the Law Society of British Columbia, the Canadian Bar Association, the Advocates’ Society, and is a director of the Law Courts Inn.


  • BA, Dalhousie University (2006)
  • JD, University of Toronto Faculty Law (2010)


  • Director, Law Courts Inn
  • Member,  Law Society of British Columbia
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Advocates’ Society

Bar Admissions

  • British Columbia (2011)

Notable Cases

Vanzanten v. Brownstone Adera Pojects Ltd. 2013 BCSC 428 (with Ken McEwan, Q.C)
Acted for the defendant developer in a case regarding the interpretation of a provision in a contract of purchase and sale.

R. v. Bird 2013 BCCA (with Brent Olthuis and Micah Rankin)
Acted for the convicted appellant and successfully appealed a conviction of first degree murder.

Pakage Apparel v. Ellis, et al. 2014 BCSC 884
Successfully represented the plaintiff corporation in obtaining an injunction prohibiting the defendants from accessing and disseminating confidential documents in corporate email accounts.

No Limits Sportswear Inc. v. 0912139 BC Ltd. 2014 BCCA 258
Successfully represented the respondent numbered corporation in an appeal concerning the scope and applicability of the implied undertaking rule.

Zhang v. Vancouver (City), 2014 BCSC 2288
Represented the intervener, British Columbia Civil Liberties Association, in litigation concerning the City of Vancouver’s attempts to restrict political expression on city property.

LLS America LLC (Trustee of) v. Dill, 2018 BCSC 2316
Successfully obtained a Mareva injunction and an order for contempt of court against a judgment debtor.

Huang v. Li 2020 BCSC 1727
Successfully defended claim of deceit, fraudulent misrepresentation, conversion and conspiracy.

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