Marvin R.V. Storrow, QC

Class of 1962

Marvin Storrow is an accomplished lawyer whose career includes several groundbreaking cases that have steered the course of legal history in Canada. He has received many distinctions including the highest award from the Canadian Bar Association's British Columbia Branch and the Milvain Chair of Advocacy Award from the University of Calgary, which is awarded to a leading Canadian courtroom lawyer.

Mr. Storrow's career has included both civil and criminal cases, including more than 20 presented to the Supreme Court of Canada. His expertise covers many areas, but Aboriginal law is where his efforts have had the biggest impact. During the 1980s and '90s, he successfully litigated several groundbreaking cases on constitutional rights and land titles. Three of them have been ranked by a body of Canadian legal scholars as among the top 15 most important cases in the history of Canada.

Mr. Storrow is a life bencher of the Law Society of British Columbia, an honorary director of the Justice Institute of British Columbia and a trustee of the British Columbia Sports Hall of Fame and Museum. He is a past director of the West Coast Environmental Law Society, Greenpeace, the Aboriginal Law Student Scholarship Trust and the BC Epilepsy Society. In 2012, Mr. Storrow was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Allard Law Alumni Association. This award recognizes an extraordinary alumna/alumnus who has set a high standard for volunteerism, philanthropy and/or professional accomplishment, and has been an example for all who follow.