Brent Ross


Winnipeg / Services provided by B C Ross Law Corporation

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Education & Qualifications

  • British Columbia Bar (2005)
  • Manitoba Bar (1999)
  • LLB (Manitoba, 1998)
  • BA with distinction (Manitoba, 1995)

Brent is a partner practising in the area of civil and commercial litigation on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants.

Brent is a partner practising in the areas of civil and commercial litigation and administrative law, including:

  • Commercial matters including debt collection, shareholder disputes, oppression remedies, director and officer duties; assisting companies with court approvals as required in relation to corporate arrangements and shareholder meetings
  • Insurance litigation including first-party claims, subrogated claims and coverage issues arising out of various areas and policies such as commercial general liability, casualty and property, directors and officers as well as life and disability
  • Professional regulation and negligence, including acting as prosecution counsel for self-governing professional associations and providing professional regulators with advice on issues of governance, policy and procedure
  • Tort litigation in the areas of personal injury, product liability, construction claims and defamation, among others
  • Injunctive proceedings related to the misuse of confidential information and breaches of non-solicitation/non-competition covenants
  • Experience representing clients at mediations and various alternative dispute resolution schemes

Brent has appeared before all levels of Court in Manitoba, the British Columbia Supreme Court, Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada.

Brent previously served as in-house legal counsel for Great West Life Assurance Company (2005-2006).

  • Chair, Board of Directors, Boys and Girls Club of Winnipeg (Winnipeg, 2010-present)
  • Member, The Law Society of Manitoba
  • Member, The Law Society of British Columbia
  • Member, Manitoba Bar Association
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Member of National Insurance sub-section
  • Lecturer, “Advocacy and Civil Procedure,” CPLED Program, Law Society of Manitoba (2010-2015)
  • Speaker at private sector conference on various insurance issues
  • Co-author, “Can they say that? Qualified Privilege and the Press,” Annual Review of Civil Litigation (2005)
  • Co-author, “Freedom of Expression and the Courts; The First Twenty Years,” Isaac Pitblado Lectures (2002)
  • Named a Leading Practitioner, Commercial Insurance Litigation, Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory
  • Recognized as Top Lawyer, Insurance Law, Best Lawyers (2018-present)
  • Recognized as Top Lawyer, Class Action Litigation, Best Lawyers (2021-present)
  • Recognized as Top Lawyer, Corporate and Commercial Litigation, Best Lawyers (2021-present)
  • Recognized as Top Lawyer, Defamation and Media Law, Best Lawyers (2022)