Joshua Sadovnick

Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

Joshua Sadovnick

Joshua Sadovnick



Joshua (Josh) Sadovnick has a split practice, with focuses on commercial litigation and employment disputes, both insured and uninsured claims.

With reference to commercial litigation, Mr. Sadovnick regularly represents insurers, owners, developers, general contractors, subcontractors and suppliers. Mr. Sadovnick has acted as counsel in commercial disputes on a variety of complex claims, including general commercial and construction disputes, deficiency claims, construction failures (including fires, collapses and other catastrophic events), errors and omissions claims, cost overruns, delay claims, liens, and surety bonds. 

With reference to employment litigation, Mr. Sadovnick regularly represents employers, and their insurers, in human rights, employment standards, and wrongful dismissal claims. This work has included claims of wrongful dismissal that involve executive-level employees with complicated benefit and stock option plans.

Mr. Sadovnick has represented clients in the courts of British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan and is a member of law societies of both British Columbia and Alberta.

Professional experience

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LL.B., University of British Columbia, 2004
B.A., University of British Columbia, 2000

  • Alberta 2006
  • British Columbia 2005
  • Best Lawyers in Canada: Labour and Employment Law, 2023-2024
  • “Removing, adding or substituting a party after judgment or a final order: Can it be done, and when?” (co-author), 65 The Advocate 173, May 2007.
  • “Notice extension for bad faith dismissal: a remedy divorced from the wrong” (co-author), 110 The Verdict 52, October 2006.
  • “Rule 68,” The British Columbia Paralegal Association Newsletter, 2005.
  • “Investigations to Support Just Cause Dismissals - Best Practices and Common Pitfalls.”
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Law Society of Alberta
  • SHARP Foundation
  • Camp Hatikvah Foundation



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