Associate, Mandell Pinder LLP
Assistant: Lynne Urquhart | email@example.com
Before joining Mandell Pinder LLP, Clete was a partner at a large Vancouver law firm. He has conducted a broad range of cases in commercial, insurance and maritime matters in the British Columbia Supreme Court and Court of Appeal, as well as the Federal Court of Canada. Clete has significant experience with large, multi-party claims involving ship construction, derivative actions, breach of contract issues and the defence of insured claims. He also has extensive experience with the alternative dispute resolution process, including mediation and arbitration, and prefers to find creative methods to resolve disputes cost effectively. At Mandell Pinder LLP, Clete applies his experience to all aspects of aboriginal litigation, including title and rights cases, cases involving aboriginal jurisdiction and negotiations with federal and provincial governments.
Clete was an active member in his former firm's mentorship program and remains committed to the professional development of young lawyers at Mandell Pinder LLP.
Clete completed a B.A. in the general liberal studies program and his LL.B., both at UBC. His previous employment experience included nine seasons working as a BC Forest Service Unit Crew forest firefighter and First Nations liaison.
|LL.B||University of British Columbia, 2000|
|B.A.||University of British Columbia, 1996|
Member, Law Society of British Columbia (2001)
"Criminalisation of Seafarers? Sinking of the Queen of the North"
International Law Office Magazine, March 16, 2011
"Deck Cargo Exclusion Clauses: Canada and the United States"
International Law Office Magazine, May 17, 2006
"Alfalfa Pellets Found to be Dangerous Goods by the Federal Court"
International Law Office Magazine, January 4, 2006
Clete is devoted to his wife and his three young children. He also enjoys cycling, soccer and is an active coach and volunteer.