Daniel H Coles


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Fax 604-632-4449

Dan appears regularly before the courts and administrative tribunals of British 2015 Canadian Law Blog Awards Winner
Columbia. His broad litigation experience and assertive personality allow him to consistently deliver meaningful results to his clients.

Dan is actively involved in British Columbia’s dynamic hospitality and liquor manufacturing industries. He writes an award-winning blog Alcohol & Advocacy, and advises clients on British Columbia’s liquor laws and regulations.

Dan acts for clients from a diverse range of fields and industries including: construction, commercial landlords, insurance, leasing companies, financial institutions and governmental authorities. He has experience in the Federal Court acting on behalf of tribunals in judicial review applications.

In the community Dan is an active with Covenant House and the Vancouver Street Soccer League.

Dan is originally from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. He was a bartender in Halifax for a number of years before and during law school. Dan has significant soccer officiating experience, working in the CIS, NCAA and the Professional Development League as well as various national championships.

  • Called to the Bar of the Yukon Territory, 2019
  • Called to the British Columbia Bar, 2012
  • Juris Doctor, Dalhousie University, 2011
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons.), St. Francis Xavier University, 2008
  • Board Member, Vancouver Bar Association
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Canadian Defence Lawyers
  • Canadian Law Blog Awards 2016 - Finalist Best Practitioner Blog Alcohol & Advocacy

  • Canadian Law Blog Awards 2015 – Best Practitioner Blog Alcohol & Advocacy

  • Covenant House Vancouver
  • Vancouver Street Soccer League
  • Club Wise
  • Vancouver Club