Sean Hern Q.C. *


Victoria / Vancouver

Key Practice Area

Advocacy & Litigation

Year of Call


*A Law Corporation



Sean is a litigation and investigations lawyer working from Farris’ offices in Victoria and Vancouver.  He was ranked one of Lexpert’s “Rising Stars” in 2011, has had a “Best Lawyers” designation since 2014 and was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2019.

In his advocacy work, Sean acts in a wide range of civil litigation cases, including class actions, and he has significant experience with disputes involving government decision makers and administrative tribunals.  He regularly appears before courts and tribunals across British Columbia and, from time to time, out of province.  For investigations work, Sean leads independent investigations at workplaces, institutions and organizations, and in other instances, he acts as legal counsel to investigators, participants, boards and tribunals.

  • Member of the Law Society of British Columbia
  • The Best Lawyers in Canada (2021)
  • Benchmark, Litigation Star (2020)
  • Queen’s Counsel (2019)
  • Sean regularly contributes his services to environmental and other organizations and individuals needing legal assistance, and he is an honorary lifetime member of the BC Freedom of Information and Privacy Association.