Headshot of David Pihl, a lawyer at Pihl Law Corporation


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Mediation & Arbitration


  • Bachelor of Commerce 1970
  • Bachelor of Law degree 1971
  • Called to the B.C. Bar 1972
  • Appointed King's Counsel Designation in 1990
  • Qualified Mediator - Alternative Dispute Resolution Institute of Canada
  • Qualified Arbitrator - Alternative Dispute Resolution Institute of Canada



  • Law Society of British Columbia
  • Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia [benefactor]
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Kelowna Bar Association
  • Mediate BC - Member of Civil Roster
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Institute of BC
  • Director - Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society BC (CHSBC) (rep to National board) (2015-2018)
  • Member - Jockey Club of Canada (current)

David Pihl, K.C.

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David is a senior litigator at Pihl Law Corporation in Kelowna, BC. He has performed as trial counsel for most of his legal career and is recognized for his involvement in complex personal injury claims, both as plaintiff counsel and defense counsel, and large commercial disputes. The majority of his practice has focused on civil litigation, including general commercial litigation, personal injury and insurance litigation. David has appeared in all levels of courts in the Province.

In recent years, David’s practice has transitioned to being a Mediator and an Arbitrator while at the same time continuing to manage a select number of personal injury matters.

David has been active in his community since arriving in Kelowna in 1972; as a past counsel to the Kelowna General Hospital Board, Past President of the Kelowna Bar Association, founding committee member of Bringing a Legal Presence to the University of British Columbia, Okanagan, and past member of British Columbia Law Institute.

David regularly attends legal education seminars, both as a participant and lecturer. He has been a guest lecturer for Brain Trust Canada (formerly Central Okanagan Brain Injury Society), Okanagan College (formerly Okanagan University College), Trial Lawyers’ Association of BC and Continuing Legal Education Society of BC.

Outside the practice of Law, David and his wife Delauralyn are very active in the breeding of Thoroughbred horses for racing.

Under the name of Skyland farms, David and his wife have been active in racing at Hastings Park in Vancouver, Woodbine race track in Ontario, as well as Del Mar, Los Alamitos and Santa Anita in California.

David is a past director of CTHSbc as well as a director of CTHS National Board and is currently a member of the Jockey Club of Canada.


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