David Crerar is a partner in the Vancouver office of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, serving as the national leader of the firm’s Defamation and Media Law Group. He is recognized as a leading commercial litigation lawyer in the current editions of Benchmark Litigation, The Best Lawyers in Canada, and Martindale-Hubbell. He practises in the area of civil and commercial litigation, with a focus on antifraud law, defamation and media law, shareholder disputes, protection of trade secrets, and Internet, banking, and pensions litigation. He has published many articles on those and other areas and has contributed to many continuing legal education conferences as an author, lecturer, and chair. He is the co-editor and a co-author of British Columbia Business Disputes, which received the Outstanding Achievement Award from the International Association of Continuing Legal Education, as well as the latest edition of the leading Canadian textbook on civil procedure, The Civil Litigation Process. He is also a contributing editor to The Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia publications British Columbia Creditors’ Remedies — An Annotated Guide and British Columbia Civil Trial Handbook. He has served as an adjunct professor at the University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Law, lecturing on civil procedure, since 2004.
He serves on the boards of the Vancouver International Marathon Society and the Canadian Media Lawyers Association and volunteers with Access Pro Bono and the British Columbia Civil Liberties Association. Outside of the law, his passions are outdoor adventures with his children as well as long-distance road, trail, and mountain running. He is a co-author of The Glorious Mountains of Vancouver’s North Shore, a hiking and historical guide to the peaks in his backyard of North Vancouver.