"I take great pride in receiving a substantial amount of my work from other lawyers who trust my ability to take care of their clients in litigious disputes."

David Turner is a partner at EKB, joining in 2006 after articling with the firm. David has a civil litigation practice with a focus on employment law, commercial litigation, and administrative law. His clients range from individuals, small and medium privately held corporations, and credit unions to public and private multinational companies in everything from mining to recruitment. David prides himself on obtaining cost-effective resolutions on all his files.

David’s experience includes advising both employees and employers on all areas of employment law, resolving many contractual disputes for his commercial clients, and administrative matters involving primarily the College of Pharmacists of British Columbia and PharmaCare

David has appeared in the provincial, supreme, and appellate courts of British Columbia. He has made submissions in the Human Rights Tribunal, the Employment Standards Tribunal, and to the Canada Labour Program. He has also litigated administrative matters under the Canada Labour Code, the Pharmaceutical Services Act, the Health Professions Act, the Residential Tenancy Act, and the Consumer Protection and Business Practices Act.

* Practicing through a Professional Law Corporation


  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Victoria (2000)
  • LLB, University of British Columbia (2005)

Bar Locations

  • British Columbia (2006)

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  • Successfully obtained the dismissal of an appeal in a bad faith insurance case at the Court of Appeal
  • Sought and obtained the dismissal of a summary trial application in an international shipping case, ultimately resulting in an advantageous settlement for his client
  • Won a multi-day trial in a wrongful dismissal case obtaining compensation for the entire duration of the employee’s contract
  • Successfully represented Pharmacists in disciplinary matters both before The College of Pharmacists and in disputes with PharmaCare