Joven Narwal is a leading trial and appellate lawyer with unrivalled experience in complex and serious cases where liberty and reputation are at stake, particularly in the areas of criminal litigation, securities litigation, professional regulation, and specialty civil litigation involving criminal overtones. He has made significant contributions to the legal community through his leadership in the profession, academic engagement, and through his proven track record of success in high-stakes litigation.
Cheryl D’Sa, a civil litigator, dispute strategist, and mediator is the managing partner of the firm, an elected bencher of the Law Society of British Columbia, Past President of the Vancouver Bar Association and recipient of Business in Vancouver’s Top 40 under 40 award. In 2021, she was awarded an Excellence Award in the category of Female Trailblazer of the Year by Canadian Lawyer Magazine’s Canadian Law Awards.
Rachel Barsky is an associate of Narwal Litigation LLP, practicing part-time. She graduated from UBC’s Peter A. Allard School of Law in 2012. While a student at UBC, she founded UBC’s Law in Medicine group and worked as then-Dean Mary-Anne Bobinski’s research assistant from 2011-2012, focusing on health law. In her final year of law school, Ms. Barsky worked as lawyer Joan Rush’s research assistant for the Law Foundation of B.C.-funded report Help! Teeth Hurt: Government’s Obligation to Provide Timely Access for Dental Treatment to B.C. Adults Who Have Developmental Disabilities: A Legal Analysis. She also represented clients in Provincial Court as part of the UBC Law Criminal Clinic, among various other initiatives.
Ms. Boldt joined Narwal Litigation LLP as an associate after completing her articles with our firm. She received her J.D. from the Faculty of Law at Thompson Rivers University (TRU). She originally began with us as a Legal Administrative Assistant in February of 2014 and returned as a summer articled student and then an articled student. She has been an integral member of our team for many years.
Miranda Gartner joined Narwal Litigation LLP as an associate after completing her articles with our firm. Originally from Saskatchewan, she moved to Vancouver to attend the Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia, where she received her J.D. Prior to attending law school, she completed a Bachelor of Arts Honours with a major in Psychology and a minor in Crime, Law and Justice Studies at the University of Saskatchewan.
Alexandre joined Narwal Litigation LLP as an associate after completing his articles with our firm and another Vancouver-based leading criminal defence firm. Originally from Quebec, he attended McGill University Faculty of Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctor (JD) and a Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL). He was called to the British Columbia Bar in 2022.
Shanna Gu is an associate lawyer at Narwal Litigation LLP.
Joshua Wandler joined Narwal Litigation LLP as a summer articling student in 2022 after completing his second year of law school at Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia. Prior to attending law school, he completed a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Criminology and Certificate in Legal Studies at Simon Fraser University, graduating with distinction.