Colin Edstrom*


T: 250.869.1114
E: [email protected]

Colin’s practice focuses on labour and employment law, workers’ compensation, occupational health and safety, privacy law and human rights. He is a trusted advisor and counsel to workplaces of all sizes, and takes pride in providing responsive, methodical and common-sense legal advice.  Colin also assists clients with commercial litigation matters including shareholder disputes.

Colin has appeared as counsel at all levels of court in British Columbia, the Federal Court, collective agreement grievance arbitrations and various administrative tribunals, including the Human Rights Tribunal, Employment Standards Tribunal, British Columbia Labour Relations Board, WorkSafe BC and Liquor Control and Licensing Branch.

Colin frequently presents on workplace law issues to other lawyers, human resources professionals and organizations. He also regularly drafts a variety of employment-related documents including employment contracts, restrictive covenants, handbooks, and bullying and harassment policies.

Colin was born and raised in Kelowna. After graduating from the University of Victoria Faculty of Law, he worked in the Vancouver office of a large international law firm and Western Canada’s largest workplace law firm. Prior to graduating from law school, Colin worked in the International Arbitration Group at the Paris office of a large international law firm, the Permanent Mission of Canada to the Organization of American States in Washington, DC, and the British Columbia Securities Commission. He also served as the special assistant to a Member of Parliament in Ottawa.  Colin is proud to support the community as a board member of the Okanagan College Foundation.

*Providing services through a law corporation.


  • J.D. – University of Victoria
  • B.A. – University of Calgary

Areas of Service

Practice Focus

  • Counsel for employers and employees for issues including discipline, wrongful dismissal, human rights, disability insurance claims and terminations
  • Counsel for employers and employees in human rights matters
  • Acting for plaintiffs and defendants in a variety of commercial disputes
  • Counsel for unionized employers in labour relations board proceedings and grievance arbitrations

Professional and Community

  • Canadian Bar Association – Member
  • Kelowna Bar Association – Member
  • Okanagan College Foundation – Director

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