Stephanie N. Dawes


Stephanie is an associate lawyer specializing in general insurance litigation. Stephanie has appeared in the BC Provincial Court, BC Supreme Court and BC Court of Appeal, as well as represented clients in alternative forms of dispute resolution, including mediations and settlement conferences.

Prior to her legal career, Stephanie served as a pathology attendant, conducting autopsies in the Vancouver Island area. This unique background provides her with a distinctive perspective in her legal practice. During her time at law school, Stephanie honed her legal analysis skills by serving as a research assistant for Harvard Law in their Animal Law & Policy Program. Her research focused on comparing international animal law to the laws in place in the United States. Furthermore, she shared her knowledge by teaching a supplemental learning class at TRU for first-year law students in the field of tort law. Stephanie’s commitment to accessible legal representation led her work at the UVic Law Centre during her last year of law school, where she provided legal services to clients who could not afford a lawyer.

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    Year Called to the Bar
    Bar of British Columbia – 2023

    Thompson Rivers University: J.D – 2022
    University of Victoria: B.A. in Psychology – 2018

    Canadian Bar Association
    Victoria Bar Association

    Associate, Carfra Lawton LLP – 2024 to Present
    Articled Student, Cook Roberts – 2023
    Summer Student, Horne Coupar LLP – 2021
    Summer Student, Priddle Law Group – 2020

"Outside of work, I'm passionate about the art of baking and dedicated to a healthy lifestyle through regular workouts."