Dirk joined the firm as Senior Associate Counsel in June 2009 after a six-year term as Police Complaint Commissioner for BC.
Before that he was a Senior Trial Attorney at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia at the Hague (1999 to 2003) where he conducted several war crimes trials and was lead counsel for the prosecution of the Kosovo component of the Slobodan Milosevic trial.
He has appeared at all levels of court in BC and in the Supreme Court of Canada, as Deputy Regional Crown Counsel (1974 to 1999). Dirk was appointed as Queen’s Counsel in 1990.
Dirk currently has a varied litigation practice advising both private and government clients on administrative law and civil litigation issues. A significant portion of his practice is also dedicated to medical malpractice and ICBC claim-related accidents.