Site C Legal Team

 

Meet the legal team representing the West Moberly First Nations and Prophet River First Nation in their legal battle against the Site C dam.

 

Reidar Mogerman

Senior Counsel

Reidar Mogerman is a partner at Camp Fiorante Matthews Mogerman. He was called to the bar in 1997 and has worked as counsel and as an advisor on major public and private law litigation in all levels of court in British Columbia. He has also acted as counsel before the Alberta Court of Queens Bench, the Federal Court of Canada, and the Supreme Court of Canada.

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Oliver pulleyblank

Associate Counsel

Oliver Pulleyblank is the founder and principal of Pulleyblank Law and Associate Counsel with CFM Lawyers. Oliver worked from 2011 - 2018 as a litigator with the Department of Justice in Vancouver, where he focused on administrative, environmental and constitutional law. Oliver acted in a wide array of cases, including matters relating to personal injury, copyright, real property, contracts, natural resources, and security clearances.  Oliver has broad courtroom experience, having successfully argued cases in the Federal Court, Federal Court of Appeal, British Columbia Supreme Court, and British Columbia Court of Appeal.

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Katie I. Duke

Legal Counsel

Katie joined CFM in October 2017 after clerking at the Supreme Court of Canada for Justice Andromache Karakatsanis. Previously, she served as a law clerk to the Alberta Court of Appeal and articled with a large national firm. Katie graduated from the University of Victoria Faculty of Law in 2014. During law school, she was the recipient of a number of awards and prizes, including the Ann Roberts Humanitarian Award. She is the author of several articles published in the law journals Appeal: Review of Current Law and Law Reform and the Windsor Review of Legal and Social Issues.

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Tim Thielmann

General Counsel

Tim is the founder and principal of Sage Legal. His experience as a lawyer spans a wide range of practice areas, including negotiation, business development, consultation and regulatory processes, litigation, employment, and Indigenous governance matters. He has acted for Indigenous peoples in precedent-setting cases, including in West Moberly First Nations v. British Columbia (Chief Inspector of Mines) 2011 BCCA 247 which some consider to be the high-water mark for consultation cases within a Treaty context.

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