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Brad Kielmann

Brad Kielmann

Brad Kielmann

Brad has been committed to excellence in advocating and representing his clients’ interests at all stages of dispute resolution and litigation for over 13 years. He is a well-rounded counsel having conducted trials, appeals, mediations and he has acted as an adjudicator.

With his practice being focused on business disputes and commercial litigation, Brad has acted for a variety of clients including entrepreneurs, financial institutions, real estate developers, construction companies and technology companies.

He started his career at a leading British Columbia law firm before joining the British Columbia Prosecution Service as trial Crown Counsel. During that time, Brad conducted numerous trials in both Supreme and Provincial courts involving offences such as murder, accessory after the fact to murder, fraud, sex assault, robbery and dangerous driving causing death. He has had conduct of summary conviction appeals and hearings before the British Columbia Review Board. Brad is also experienced in adjudicating disputes under the Workers’ Compensation Act and in adjudicating and mediating sports dispute issues.

In support of his community, Brad has dedicated years of service to not-for-profit boards of directors in the areas of health care, sports and the arts.


  • Called to the British Columbia Bar in 2007
  • University of British Columbia (BA), 2002
  • Robson Hall, University of Manitoba, 2006
  • Shelley M. Weiss Memorial Scholarship – Demonstration of superior writing skills and scholarly contribution to the Manitoba Law Journal
  • University of British Columbia Men’s Hockey Team – Billy Moroz Award – Unselfish Leadership and Commitment
  • Province of British Columbia Certificate of Appreciation for Contribution to Ice Hockey
  • Coaching Excellence Award – Richmond Minor Hockey
  • Limits on Cross-Examination of an Accused – Presented at the Canadian Bar Association National Criminal Law Conference, April 2019
  • Civility in the Courtroom: Advice from the Hockey Gods – Presented at the Canadian Bar Association National Criminal Law Conference, April 2014
  • 2020 – Presenter,  Safeguarding Tribunals – Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada, Arbitration and Mediation Conference
  • 2019 – Present, Board of Directors, Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada – National statutory tribunal dedicated to the alternative dispute resolution of national level sport disputes involving doping, carding, team selection, governance and disciplinary measures
  • 2019 – Present, Moot Court Judge, Peter Allard School of Law
  • 2017 – Present, Governance Committee, BC Hockey
  • 2017 – Present, Discipline and Ethics Committee, Softball BC
  • 2015 – 2017, Instructor,  New Crown Counsel Annual Conference
  • 2014 – 2016, Director, Evergreen Care Home (White Rock)
  • 2016 – 2018, President, Semiahmoo Minor Hockey
  • 2014 – 2016, Risk Manager for Discipline, Ethics and Appeals, Semiahmoo Minor Hockey Association Executive
  • 2011 – 2017, Coach Semiahmoo Minor Hockey Association
  • 2007 – 2009, Pacific Baroque Orchestra,  Trustee
  • 2001 – 2006, Open Ice Foundation,  President
  • 2004 – 2006, Manitoba Law Journal, Business Manager and Senior Editor