Exceptional lawyers recognized with QC designation

Charlotte Aggie Salomon is a partner with McConnan Bion O’Connor & Peterson Law Corp. of Victoria, where she is a civil litigator. She has served the CBABC in many volunteer capacities, including member of the Advisory Committee to the Judicial Council of B.C., Court Services Committee and Government Relations Committee. Salomon is active in the community in Our Place Society, Union Club of British Columbia, St. Michaels University School Advancement Committee and Chabad of Vancouver Island Society.

Andrew David Gay has practised civil litigation since 2005 at Gudmundseth Mickelson LLP where he is a partner. His areas of focus are government liability, administrative law, nuisance law and liquor law. He has represented the Province in cases involving government liability in tort, acted for the Province in constitutional litigation concerning the salaries of Provincial Court Judges, defended the Director of Civil Forfeiture and been co-counsel in the class action relating to historic abuse at the Woodlands School. For seven years, Gay has co-taught an upper-year seminar on government liabilities and issues of public law at the Peter A. Allard School of Law.

Sean Travis Pihl practices personal injury litigation, labour and employment and commercial litigation at Pihl Law Corporation in Kelowna. He has appeared at all levels of court in B.C. and before a variety of tribunals and arbitrations for human rights, labour and employment. Pihl has been active with the Kelowna Bar Association in many roles and is an ongoing guest lecturer at UBC Okanagan on employment, labour and human rights law. In 2013 he was awarded the Fred Macklin Memorial Award for Man of the Year in recognition of outstanding contributions to the City of Kelowna.

Tina Louise Dion was called to the bar in 1999 and since 2012 has been in private practice with an emphasis on Aboriginal administrative law. From 2006 to 2012, she was with Tsawwassen First Nation as in-house counsel and director of legal services to assist in the transition to a selfgoverning entity. In that role, she assisted in developing legislation and by-laws and worked to integrate Tsawwassen’s prosecution function with the provincial court. Dion regularly chairs the Aboriginal Administrative Law conference hosted by the CLES. She is appointed to the boards of the College of Psychiatric Nurses of B.C. and the Justice Institute of B.C.

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