David Pihl was born in Vancouver, BC in 1944. He attained a Bachelor of Commerce degree in 1970, a Bachelor of Law degree in 1971, was called to the Bar of British Columbia in 1972, and was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1990.
David is the senior litigator and heads the litigation department at Pihl Law Corporation in Kelowna, BC. David is a member of Mediate BC, Civil Roster.
David 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.
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. David was an invitee to meet with the Mongolian Parliamentary Laws Committee in 1994 with respect to the establishment of a Civil Code.
David regularly attends legal education seminars, both as a participant and lecturer. He has been a guest lecturer for BrainTrust 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.
David practices civil litigation at trial and on appeal. He also acts as a Mediator in civil disputes.