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Committed to client success, the team at Taylor Veinotte Sullivan are tenacious in their approach to delivering results.

Carey Veinotte


T 604-484-2308 | E cv@tvsbarristers.com
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A superior litigator in all aspects of trial advocacy, Carey is adept at complex commercial litigation, especially in the areas of fraud, breach of securities law, contractual claims and misrepresentation. Further, his experience in criminal law gives him a distinct advantage in cases where criminal charges are brought in conjunction with corporate misdoings.

Major corporate clients in the telecommunications, waste management, securities and media sectors, among others, value Carey’s tenacious will to win and his relentless focus on meeting their objectives.

In 2003-2004, he successfully litigated what stands today as the leading case on securities fraud in British Columbia. Carey is frequently asked to advise boards of directors on litigation strategy and directors and officers’ liability.

Carey also takes great pride in defending individual rights in the realm of criminal law, particularly those involving the Charter of Rights or constitutional issues. His first case, shortly after being called to the Bar in British Columbia obtained a successful finding of refugee status for a couple accused of counter-revolutionary activities by a foreign government.

Carey has represented clients at all levels of court and before an array of administrative boards and tribunals, including the British Columbia Securities Commission, Hearing Panels of the Canadian Venture Exchange, the College of Pharmacists and the Workers Compensation Board.

Carey was called to the Bar in 1993 in British Columbia after graduating from Dalhousie Law School. He spent time as an Associate at Swinton and Company and then Walsh & Company before he founded Taylor Veinotte Sullivan, Barristers with Bob Taylor and Patrick Sullivan in 2001.

Carey Veinotte

Areas of Practice

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Defamation and Fraud
  • White Collar Crime
  • Corporate Litigation
  • Securities and associated Criminal Litigation

Legal Recognition

  • Benchmark Canada Litigation Star 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2017 and 2018.
  • BV Distinguished rating from Martindale-Hubbell.
  • Called to the Bar in British Columbia, 1993


Client Testimonials

  • “Utterly fearless.”

    James Sullivan, Senior Partner, Blakes

  • "Carey is a very funny and practical guy who is as sharp as a tack in commercial litigation.  Definitely a breakout star.  Watch for him"

    Bill Chyfetz, General Counsel, BFI Canada Inc.

  • "I use Carey for all of our defamation work.  He tells me when we have a good case, and even more importantly, when we don't."

    Diane Macdonald, General Counsel, British Columbia Teachers' Federation

  • "Carey Veinotte has a mind and temperament uniquely suited to litigation"

    Myles Degenstein, (formerly) Chief Financial Officer, Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies Inc.

  • “I can highly recommend Carey Veinotte.  Carey and his firm have done a great job representing one of our clients in an action against a lawyer who is widely recognized in Canada as one of the most aggressive and contentious lawyers in the country, and more than held his own.  He is very approachable and a great person to work with.”

    William Kitay, Counsel, Simmons, daSilva & Sinton


  • Graduated from Dalhousie Law School 1991
  • Bachelor of Arts Dalhousie University, 1989


  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Law Society of British Columbia
  • International Bar Association (Arbitration Subsection)
  • American Association for Justice (formerly the American Trial Lawyers Association)
  • LinkedIn Managing Partners Subsection

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