Remembering The Honourable Justice Brian Burrows

The lawyers and staff at McLennan Ross would like to convey our deepest condolences to the family members of The Honourable Justice Brian Burrows, who passed away last weekend on November 19. His passing is a great loss to the Court and the community he served.

Justice Burrows articled with McLennan Ross in 1975. He was called to the Alberta Bar in 1977, eventually becoming a valued Partner at the firm until his appointment to the Court of Queen’s Bench in 1998. Serving as a member of the Court for over 22 years, Justice Burrows’ dedication to public service was unmatched. He remained passionate about his role as a Justice throughout his tenure, presiding over a contested Application just last week. He will be remembered for his sharp mind and his profound respect for justice and equality.

Many of us at McLennan Ross are honored to call Justice Burrows a friend. He was a tremendous mentor and maintained close ties with his former colleagues. He worked on several significant matters while at McLennan Ross, including the Commission of Inquiry  - Hinton Train Collision and numerous significant Constitutional cases, including the Reference re Firearms Act.

Justice Burrows will be greatly missed.