William E. Knutson, Q.C.*

A principal of SHK, Bill Knutson is a highly regarded civil litigator who has conducted many trials and appeals at all levels of British Columbia courts. These cases have involved a wide range of civil disputes. Bill has also acted as counsel at administrative hearings, and has participated in numerous mediations and arbitrations in all roles — counsel, mediator and arbitrator. Bill’s practice currently focuses on commercial/insurance cases.

Professional Activities & Memberships

Bill has authored various articles for university law journals, continuing legal education publications and trade journals on topics ranging from civil procedure to corporate liability issues. He is a frequent lecturer and a member of several committees and associations, including the Law Society of British Columbia, Canadian Bar Association – BC Branch, American Trial Lawyers Association and the Vancouver Bar Association. Bill was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2004.

* Denotes law corporation

William-E.-Knutson-Q.C.


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Areas of Practice


Education and Year of Call

  • Called to the Bar of British Columbia 1980
  • LL.B., University of British Columbia 1978
  • LL.M., University of London (London School of Economics) 1977