Eamon Murphy*

Contact Details

Eamon Murphy

Assistant: Morinsola Daramola

As managing partner of the firm, Eamon acts as general counsel for several First Nations and his practice includes Aboriginal title litigation, oil and gas regulatory hearings, and intervenor and appellate court work.

Eamon graduated from the University of Victoria Faculty of Law in 1997 and was first called to the British Columbia Bar in 1999, then to the bar in Manitoba in 2000. In 2016, he was called to the bar of the Law Society of Ontario.

Eamon acts for clients throughout Canada. He has appeared as counsel in the courts of British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, the Federal Court, and the Supreme Court of Canada.

Eamon contributed for several years to the CLE publication “Due Diligence Deskbook”, and was the former managing editor of Native Law. He’s been a speaker at a wide variety of conferences, including the 2014 “World Summit on Indigenous Philanthropy” hosted by International Funders for Indigenous Peoples in New York City.

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Membership & Professional Affiliations

  • Member, Law Society of British Columbia (1999)
  • Past Member, Law Society of Manitoba (2000)
  • Member, Law Society of Ontario (2016)
  • Member, Licensed to Practice in Nunavut
  • Member, Aboriginal Law Subsection, Vancouver Island, Canadian Bar Association of BC
  • Past Director of the Victoria Cool Aid Society

Practice Areas

  • Aboriginal and Treaty Rights
  • Aboriginal Title
  • Consultation and Accommodation
  • Impact Benefit Agreements
  • Natural Resources
  • RIRSD & G2G Agreements
  • Strategic Reconciliation Planning

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.

“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 – 2021).

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