Steve Warnett



Steve has a robust commercial disputes practice. He is recognized as a leading counsel in corporate and securities disputes, including:

  • oppression proceedings
  • derivative actions
  • secondary market liability
  • proxy contests
  • plans of arrangement
  • corporate governance matters
Steve is also recognized for his work in domestic and international commercial arbitration and intellectual property litigation, among other areas. He has appeared before all levels of court in British Columbia, the Federal Court and Federal Court of Appeal, and the BC Securities Commission.

Before being called to the bar, Steve completed a judicial clerkship with the Court of Appeal for British Columbia from 2000-2001.


  • Farrish v. Delta Hospice Society, 2021 BCSC 1374
  • Farrish v. Delta Hospice Society, 2020 BCCA 312
  • Lower v. Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada, 2019 BCSC 2188
  • Dais v. Virvilis, 2020 BCSC 35
  • Dais v. Virvilis, 2018 BCSC 459
  • Tracey v. Gokturk, 2017 BCSC 1813
  • DeCotiis v. Petromin Resources Ltd., 2016 BCSC 1408
  • Mikulic v. Peter, 2013 BCSC 941
  • Vista Radio Ltd. v. Tivadar, 2017 BCSC 1195
  • Milne v. Milne, 2014 BCSC 2423

Beyond our Walls

Professional Involvement

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch, Civil Litigation Section
  • Member, Law Society of British Columbia
  • Member, Young International Arbitration Group

Community Involvement

  • Chair, BLG Vancouver Pro Bono Committee
  • Member, BLG National Pro Bono Committee
  • Volunteer, BLG Reads to Kids Program
  • Coach, West Vancouver Field Hockey Club

Awards & Recognitions

  • Recognized in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada (Corporate Commercial Litigation)
  • Recognized in the 2021 Benchmark Litigation — The definitive guide to litigation firms and attorneys in Future Star.

Bar Admission & Education

  • British Columbia, 2001
  • LLB, University of British Columbia, 2000
  • BA in History, Simon Fraser University, 1997