601-211 Bannatyne Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3B 3P2
Brad is a member of the Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation in Saskatchewan. Brad joined Maurice Law in 2017 as a partner in the Winnipeg office. Over his twenty years of practice, Brad has worked on a wide variety of legal matters, including aboriginal law, corporate/commercial law, civil litigation and administrative law. Brad continues to provide advice to a wide range of clients, including First Nation and corporate clients. He has appeared in the Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench and Manitoba Court of Appeal, as well as the Federal Court of Canada, Trial Division and the Federal Court of Appeal.
Brad was part of the legal team that successfully defended a challenge to a First Nation’s tax laws under the First Nation Fiscal Management Act, the first litigation involving that statute. He also acted for a First Nation which became a partner in a major hydro-electric project, advising and acting at all stages of the project. He was involved in the negotiations of the project agreements as well as appearing before both the Clean Environment Commission and Public Utilities Board during the regulatory processes. He has also been involved in the implementation stage of the project.
Brad has also advised numerous First Nation clients on implementation issues involving both land claim and flooding agreements. He was involved in the litigation concerning the disposal of the Kapyong Barracks in Winnipeg and has been involved in an arbitration under the Manitoba Treaty Land Entitlement Framework Agreement which resulted in the arbitrator ordering the Province of Manitoba to set transfer a particular parcel of land to Canada to be set aside as a new reserve. He recently completed a two-year term as President of the Manitoba Bar Association, the first indigenous lawyer to hold that office and the first lawyer since 1946 to hold the office for two years.
Prior to joining Maurice Law, Brad practiced at two prominent Winnipeg law firms and the Treaty Land Entitlement Committee of Manitoba Inc.
Brad has also been involved in seven productions of The Lawyers Play – a joint fund-raising production between the Manitoba Bar Association and the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre. Yes, he can sing, dance and act – in reverse order. Brad has also been a coach for his son’s sports teams, most recently as a coach of baseball where he channeled his best Walter Matthau and Billy Bob Thornton imitations.
• Board Member, Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre (2017-2019)
• President, Manitoba Bar Association (2015-2017)
• National Board Member, Canadian Bar Association (2015-2017)
• Vice-Chair, National Sections Council, Canadian Bar Association (2015-2017)
• Executive Member, National Sections Council, Canadian Bar Association (2011-2015)
• Council Member, Manitoba Bar Association (2006-2012)
• Chair, National Aboriginal Law Section, Canadian Bar Association (2010-2012)