Brian Crane is a partner in Gowlings' Ottawa office. As senior member of Gowlings' Advocacy Law Group, he practises in constitutional, administrative and Aboriginal law.
Brian appears as counsel before the Supreme Court of Canada, the Federal Court and the Ontario Courts. He has worked extensively in the negotiation of native land claims and self-government agreements and related litigation, and in arbitration and mediation.
An active member of the Canadian Bar Association, Brian has chaired Bar Committees on Reform of Parliament, the Federal Judiciary, Reform of the Federal Court, the Supreme Court of Canada and the Reform of Civil Justice.
He was appointed Queen's counsel in 1977 and a certified specialist in Civil Litigation in 1988. He was appointed a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers in 1993.
Brian is recognized by Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business 2013for Aboriginal Law.