Peter E. Norell

Peter Norell


Direct: 604-642-6360

Fax: 604-609-6688


Assistant: Deborah Hoy


Peter has over 20 years experience as a civil litigator in the areas of personal injury, products liability, professional negligence, occupiers liability, insurance, construction and commercial litigation.  He is Martindale-Hubbell/LexisNexis Peer Review Rated as BV Distinguished – Very High Rating in Both Legal Ability & Ethical Standards.

Peter practices throughout western Canada representing a number of provincial, national and internationally based companies.  His clients include national and global leaders in the retail, transportation, manufacturing, engineering, construction, chemical, insurance and fire and security industries.

Peter has a long history of volunteerism within and outside of the legal profession.  He is a former President, Past President and Director of the Vancouver Bar Association.  He has provided many hours of work to a number of associations delivering services to the mentally challenged.

Outside of work and volunteering, Peter spends his time with his family.  They enjoy traveling and many outdoor activities.

Areas of Practice

  • Occupiers Liability
  • Class actions
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Estate Litigation
  • Insurance Defence
  • Personal Injury
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Negligence

Bar Admissions

  • British Columbia, 1992
  • Alberta, 1991


  • University of Calgary Faculty of Law, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    • LL.B. – 1990
  • University of Victoria, British Columbia
    • B.A. – 1985
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
    • ACIArb – 1997

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Vancouver Bar Association , President, Past President and Director, 1997 – 2001
  • Vancouver Bar Association, Member
  • Canadian Defence Lawyers, Member
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Vancouver Bar Association