Rick (he/him/his) is a founding partner of Moore Edgar Lyster LLP, with a litigation practice currently focused primarily on labour and employment law. Rick acts for a wide variety of trade unions, providing effective, cost-efficient and strategic representation. He also represents individuals and organizations in a wide range of civil litigation matters, including insurance, long term disability, wrongful dismissals and defamation.
After graduating from Law School, Rick clerked for three justices of the British Columbia Court of Appeal before settling in to a busy litigation practice.
Since then, Rick has gained nearly 35 years of experience litigating disputes in all manner of forums. He has litigated hundreds of published cases in diverse areas of the law (from criminal cases to commercial litigation, and in administrative forums through to criminal and civil jury trials) and in appeals from those decisions. He is a highly skilled litigator, who is determined to achieve the best results for his clients.
Rick has volunteered his time teaching labour arbitration skills at the Canadian Labour Congress Winter School for over 30 years. He is also a long time member of the Trial Lawyers Association of BC.
Born and raised in Chilliwack B.C., Rick spends his time outside the office with his family (including new grandson Henry), fishing the waters of British Columbia, wine tasting, and playing beer league hockey and varied other sports.
LL.B., University of British Columbia
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Michelle Pagliuso (she/her/hers)