Sean Pihl, K.C.
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Sean was called to the Bar in 1997 and practiced briefly in Vancouver, before returning to Kelowna, where he was raised.
Sean has appeared at the Provincial, Supreme and Appellate Court levels, in addition to his extensive arbitration and mediation experience. He has volunteered as a guest lecturer at the University of British Columbia (Okanagan Campus) and has presented at educational seminars on a variety of legal topics. In 2016, Sean was received his designation of King’s Counsel.
Sean practices exclusively in the area of civil litigation, with an emphasis on employment and labour law and construction/commercial litigation.
Sean's volunteer background has focused primarily on community and professional development. He has previously served on the Board of Directors of the School District #23 Student Assistance Association; as Director and past Chair of the Canadian Mental Health Association (Kelowna Branch); President of the Kelowna Bar Association; past Chair and founder of the Canadian Bar Association's Okanagan Civil Litigation Section; past Chair of the Board of Directors of the Kelowna General Hospital Foundation; and past Chair of TELUS Thompson Okanagan Community Board.
In 2013, Sean received the Fred Macklin Memorial Award for 'Man of the Year', for his contributions within the community. Sean is currently a member of the KGHF's Chairman's Circle and has returned to the Board of Directors of the Kelowna Branch of Canadian Mental Health Association.
When not practicing law, Sean enjoys skiing, cycling and wood carving; and the occasional attempt at mediocre golf.