Joven Narwal and Cheryl D’Sa Appointed King’s Counsel (K.C.)

Narwal Litigation LLP is proud to announce that Joven Narwal and Cheryl D’Sa have been appointed King’s Counsel by the Lieutenant-Governor in Council, on the recommendation of the Attorney General of British Columbia.

The News Release from the Attorney General States:

“The King’s counsel designation serves as a testament to the exceptional dedication and contributions these lawyers have made to our legal landscape,” said Niki Sharma, KC, Attorney General. “It signifies an elevated standing among peers and clients, showcasing their unwavering commitment to unparalleled service and expertise. I’m honoured to recognize this esteemed group for their invaluable impact on our community, and on the B.C. justice system.” […]

Their nomination is reviewed by an advisory committee, which then makes recommendations to the attorney general. The appointments are made by cabinet through orders in council.

This year’s appointees include lawyers in private practice, government and academia who have distinguished themselves by their counsel, teaching contributions, publications, advocacy and volunteerism.

The King’s counsel designation grants each appointee the honour of adding the letters “KC” to their post-nominals (letters after one’s name), so their colleagues and clients know that they have been recognized by their peers for extraordinary merit and broader contributions to the legal profession. […]

[The News Release describes them as follows:]

Cheryl D’Sa (2008) is a civil litigator and mediator who is recognized for her expertise in personal injury cases, often being asked to speak or lecture on the topic. D’Sa is engaged extensively with the Canadian Bar Association B.C. (CBABC) branch and was the first female IBPOC president of the Vancouver Bar Association. She currently chairs the Law Society of B.C.’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee and is a member of the Mental Health Task Force. D’Sa is passionate about offering formal mentorship to female and IBPOC lawyers, and she won the CBABC Debra Van Ginkel, QC Mentoring Award that recognizes her significant contributions as a mentor.

Joven Narwal (2008) is a prominent trial and appellate lawyer known for handling high-stakes cases, specializing in criminal and securities litigation, professional regulation and complex civil matters with criminal aspects. As a partner at his firm, and an adjunct professor at UBC Allard School of Law, Narwal is immersed in legal academia and practice. He actively contributes to advisory committees to promote inclusive policies and, notably, he was the first IBPOC president of the Vancouver Bar Association (VBA). Through his work with the VBA, he championed raising funds for Access Pro Bono and the Lawyers’ Assistance Program.