Eamon Murphy
Eamon Murphy*


Eamon Murphy graduated from the University of Victoria Faculty of Law in 1997. He was called to the British Columbia bar in 1999 and to the bar in Manitoba in 2000.

Eamon has been a partner at Woodward and Company since 2009.

Eamon acts as general counsel to several First Nations and regularly appears on aboriginal litigation matters at all levels of court in British Columbia, Alberta and the Federal Court. He advises First Nations on a variety of matters, including strategic implementation of Aboriginal rights and title; the Crown’s duty of consultation and accommodation; and reserve land issues, such as on-reserve wills and estates, housing, economic development on reserve, and environmental remediation. Eamon also has a number of years of experience in land transactions, including conveyancing, various land title issues, and the preparation of easements, rights of way and leases.

* Denotes a law corporation.

Selected Presentations & Publications

Conference speaker at “World Summit on Indigenous Philanthropy” hosted by International Funders for Indigenous Peoples, New York City, September 24-26, 2014.

Conference speaker at “As Long as the Rivers Flow: Coming Back to the Treaty Relationships in Our Time”, Fort McMurray, AB, May 31 and June 1, 2014.

“First Nations Governments as Employers”, Employment Law Conference – Canadian Legal Education Society of British Columbia. Vancouver, BC, May 2010. Co-written with Berry Hykin and Leah Mack.

“Environmental Regulation on Reserve”, Real Estate Development on First Nation Lands – Pacific Business and Law Institute. Vancouver, BC, February 2014.

Contributing author – “Lands Governed Under the Indian Act”, Due Diligence Deskbook (Vancouver: Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, 2013 – 2014).

Contributor and Managing Editor, Native Law (Toronto: Carswell, 1999-2005).


Eamon Murphy


Assistant: Jamie Zyla


Professional Standing

Member, Law Society of B.C. (1999)

Past Member, Law Society of Manitoba (2000)

Member, Aboriginal Law Subsection, Vancouver Island, Canadian Bar Association of BC

Past Executive Member, Computer Law Section, CBABC

Past Director of the Victoria Cool Aid Society