Erik L. Lund - Partner
Erik Lund is a partner with the firm who practices in the areas of personal injury and wrongful death, family law, and general litigation. Erik graduated first in his class (summa cum laude) from Whittier Law School in Orange County, California in 2000. He was called to the State Bar of California in 2001 and the Law Society of British Columbia in 2007.
Although Erik grew up in Penticton, he began his legal career in Orange County, California with one of the most respected personal injury law firms in the United States. This provided him the opportunity to learn about personal injury and product liability ligation on the most serious cases from some of the top trial lawyers in the United States.
From there he moved to a boutique constitutional law firm, where his practice included representing municipalities, county governments, police officers and prosecutors in complex constitutional litigation throughout the State of California. Erik has defended police officers in matters ranging from claims of false arrest through allegations of wrongful shootings. He has also represented municipal and county governments in administrative and internal affairs hearings involving the termination of police officers and deputy sheriffs.
In 2006 Erik and his wife Stephanie moved from Orange County to Penticton. While with Boyle & Co. Erik has acted for private clients in litigation matters, including personal injury claims, wrongful death claims under the Family Compensation Act, family law litigation, estate litigation, and construction law.
Erik has conducted trials in Supreme Court and Provincial Court of British Columbia as well as the Superior Court of California. He has successfully argued dispositive motions in the United States District Courts for the Southern District of California and the Central District of California. He has previously acted as a federal prosecutor for the Public Prosecution Service of Canada and a pro bono Deputy District Attorney for the Orange County District Attorney’s office.
Outside of the practice of law, Erik enjoys training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He holds a black belt in Jiu-Jitsu from the Carlson Gracie lineage and was the 1997 super heavy weight Canadian champion. Erik also enjoys working his Belgian Malinois, Django, in the competitive dog sport of I.P.O.