Lars Brusven

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Lars knows that effective advocacy requires a firm grasp of complex details and a steady focus on the greater strategic and business goals. He puts these skills to work daily for his clients.

Lars maintains a robust litigation practice and has represented clients in a broad range of matters including commercial disputes, oppression remedy claims, professional liability matters, public law litigation, class actions, and appeals. He has appeared before all levels of court in Ontario, the Federal Court of Canada, as well as numerous administrative tribunals and private arbitration panels.

Clients depend on Lars for his practical insight and his experience litigating fast paced and complex cases. He has successfully managed multi-week trials, arbitrations, and judicial review proceedings for his clients.

Prior to joining LOLG, Lars served as crown counsel at the Department of Justice and worked at another leading litigation boutique in Toronto. His unique experience in the public and private sector makes him particularly well-suited to navigate high-profile, contentious litigation and to provide clients with strategic advice in sensitive matters requiring discreet legal assistance.

Lars earned a joint JD/MA from the University of Ottawa and Carleton University. During law school, Lars completed studies at Tel Aviv University and earned various advocacy awards as a member of championship moot court, negotiation, and mediation competition teams.


  • Called to the Ontario Bar, 2014
  • J.D. (cum laude), University of Ottawa, 2013
  • M.A., Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University, 2013
  • B.A., History (Honours), University of Victoria, 2008
  • Pro Bono Ontario, Volunteer
  • The Best Lawyers™ in Canada: Ones to Watch, 2024: Corporate and Commercial Litigation
  • Legal 500 Canada, 2021: Rising Star - Dispute Resolution, Ontario
  • Torys Writing Fellowship Award, University of Toronto Faculty of Law
  • Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Ottawa Law Review
  • Championship Team, Richard Weiler Mediation Competition
  • Finalist, FMC Negotiation Competition
  • Championship Team, Nelligan, O’Brien Payne First Year Moot Court Competition