Brian Parnega

Brian Parnega

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Currently a mediator, arbitrator and facilitator with Ottawa Dispute Resolution Group Inc. and formerly a partner in the firm of Parnega•Langley LLP.


  • Bachelor of Arts Degree, Queen’s University, 1966
  • LL. B., Queen’s University, 1970
  • Called to the Bar of Ontario, 1972

Dispute Resolution Practice

Has conducted numerous arbitrations and mediations in his “Areas of Practice” which are set out below.

Areas of Practice

An Assistant Crown Attorney for the first two years after his call to the Bar, Brian subsequently practiced as a partner in the firm of Marcus, Parnega, McNamara from February 1st, 1974 until January 30th, 2004. On February 1st, 2004, with partner, Walter Langley, he formed the law firm of Parnega Langley LLP and with Walter and Jim Chadwick (now retired), formed the Ottawa Dispute Resolution Group to further his mediation and arbitration practice.

During his many years of trial and appellate practice, Brian first carried on a split practice of criminal and civil litigation but then specialized in solely Civil Litigation, principally on the defence side but also as Plaintiff's Counsel, in the areas of personal injury, Insurance, personal and professional liability, product liability, builder's liability, municipal liability, commercial litigation and sexual abuse claims.

In 1990, Brian was designated as a Specialist in Civil Litigation by the Law Society of Upper Canada (as it then was). In addition, Brian has completed the Harvard Mediation Course sponsored by the Advocates Society in July of 1998 and has appeared as Counsel at and has conducted mediations, arbitrations and private pre-trials.

From the onset of the pandemic in early 2020, Brian has been conducting mediations and arbitrations online via the Zoom platform.

Professional Activities

  • Member of the Canadian Bar Association since 1972
  • Member of the Carleton County Law Association since 1974
  • Member of the Advocates Society since 1977
  • Founding member and Past President of the Ottawa Carleton Medical Legal Society.
  • Lectured at the Bar Admission Course and at Advocates Society Programs.
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