Robert Gunnarsson


Direct: 778-357-0412
Fax: 604-609-6688
Assistant: Calvin Su

After a decade with a major downtown firm and two years with a specialized construction litigation firm, Robert has joined Kovacs & Norell as an Associate.

Robert has a broad litigation experience, including commercial and employment litigation, strata and residential tenancies litigation, human rights matters, builder’s liens and construction disputes, and health care litigation, to name a few.  Robert has represented clients in the BC Supreme Court and Provincial Court and he has been involved in matters before the BC Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada.  He has also represented clients before a variety of boards, tribunals and regulatory authorities, including the Human Rights Tribunal, the Information and Privacy Commissioner, the Workers Compensation Board and the Surface Rights Board.  In addition, he has acted as an adjudicator for an administrative tribunal.

At Kovacs & Norell, Robert maintains a broad civil and commercial litigation practice, although his primary focus is insurance defence.

When not in the office, Robert is most likely found spending time with his children, walking his dogs or working on seemingly endless home repair and maintenance jobs.

Areas of Practice

  • Insurance Defence
  • Personal Injury
  • Civil Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • British Columbia, 2003


  • University of Iceland, Department of Philosophy, B.A. – 1993
  • University of British Columbia, Department of Philosophy, M.A. – 1996
  • University of Victoria, Faculty of Law, LL.B. – 2002


  • English
  • Icelandic

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