Carl da Luz
Carl is an associate practicing primarily in civil and commercial litigation. He has represented clients in the BC Provincial and Supreme courts as well as before various tribunals. He enjoys providing strategic advice to clients looking for practical and results-oriented solutions to their disputes.
Carl was born and raised in Kelowna. He left to complete his Bachelor of Arts, graduating magna cum laude. While completing his degree he partnered with International Justice Mission Canada to fundraise for their work combating the slave trade in Mumbai, India.
He then completed his Juris Doctor at UBC's Allard School of Law. While still a student, he conducted trials—and obtained favourable outcomes—in BC Provincial Court for both Small Claims and criminal matters through his work with the Law Students' Legal Advice Program. He was also recognized for his advocacy skills as a member of the winning team at the 2017 B.C. Law Schools Moot and as the winner of the Richard R. Sugden, QC Prize in Trial Advocacy.
Carl was eager to return to Kelowna and, before joining Pihl Law Corporation, articled and then practiced at the local office of a leading regional firm.
Outside of the office, Carl is a director of the Okanagan Zhambia Health Initiative (OkaZHI) and enjoys motorcycling, reading, cooking, and flinging his young son about.