AEP 4021

David McWhinnie was called to the Bar of British Columbia in 2005. Prior to joining TevlinGleadle (now Tevlin Gleadle Curtis), David articled and practiced at a large downtown Vancouver firm and also practiced at a boutique litigation firm.

David has substantial courtroom experience and has appeared as lead counsel in the Provincial Court of British Columbia, British Columbia Supreme Court, Saskatchewan Court of Queen’s Bench, Saskatchewan Court of Appeal, and Court of Appeal of British Columbia.

David’s diverse practice has included a wide range of civil, commercial, and criminal cases. David has also appeared as counsel before administrative and disciplinary tribunals including WCAT, university boards, government agencies, and Police Act hearings.

While David enjoys litigation work, it is his experience that a reasonable and efficient settlement often is more beneficial to a client than protracted litigation. In that regard, David has experience resolving disputes through mediation and arbitration, and he makes a point of taking a practical, constructive approach to dispute resolution that keeps the client’s best interests in mind.

David is active with various pro bono organizations, and he was featured in Canadian Lawyer magazine for his (still ongoing) participation in boxing matches for a local children’s charity.

Career Highlights

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B.A. University of Calgary

1996
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B.Ed. University of Calgary

1998
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Humanities Teacher at Rundle College High School and curriculum development for the Alberta Ministry of Education

1998 - 2001
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LL.B. University of British Columbia

First court appearances as a member of the Law Students Legal Advice Program.

2004
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Called to the Bar

Conducted first trial as counsel, successfully defending charges for possession of stolen property, on the same day

2005
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First appearance as lead counsel in the Court of Appeal on a case involving expert evidence and boats.

2007
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Featured in the January edition of Canadian Lawyer magazine for participation in boxing matches for a local children's charity

2008
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Joined TevlinGleadle

2013
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Became shareholder in TevlinGleadle, now Tevlin Gleadle & Curtis

2014