Family Lawyer

Shawn J. Bobb

An experienced and successful practicing lawyer, Shawn has never forgotten his roots; he has frequently been involved in efforts to help others and is an active contributing member of his local community.

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Civil Litigator

Chanpreet Kooner

Chanpreet Kooner practices in the area of civil litigation, particularly property and commercial disputes, and personal injury cases. He catapulted into the legal field at a young age because of his hard work ethic, intelligence and innovative strategies. He is a born litigator that fearlessly represents his clients. Chanpreet has gained significant experience in the court room and at the negotiation table. He has appeared in the Provincial Court of British Columbia and the Supreme Court of British Columbia on numerous occasions.

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Paralegal

Shannon Theal​

Shannon is a Paralegal and manages all family law cases at the firm. She has years of experience in legal field.

Certified paralegal & marketing

Denise Bobb

Denise is a long standing member of the firm. She is a Paralegal and conducts legal research and other practice-related matters.

Director of Finance

Denyse Gorgas

As the Director of Finance, Denyse is responsible for overseeing financial and business operations. Before joining BOBBLAW, Denyse spent the majority of her 35 years in the legal sector in small firm management.

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Accounts Manager

Sarah Claudio

Sarah has been employed in the legal industry for over 12 years. She has experience in all aspects of Law Office Management including Front Office, Business Development/Marketing, and Accounting.

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Family Lawyer

Shawn J. Bobb

Introduction

Shawn Bobb is a an advocate, adviser and dispute resolution professional. He practices predominantly family law and also represents clients in ICBC claims. He has represented, advised and negotiated on behalf of hundreds of individuals in a variety of situations in court, mediation, and at the negotiation table. He is a litigator, negotiator, advocate, dispute resolution professional, and trained mediator.

Shawn started his career in 2002 at a Vancouver Law Firm, then established his own law practice in 2004 with the association of lawyers and law corporations now known as the Trial Lawyers Advocacy Group. On 01st September 2018, Shawn opened his own practice which operates under BOBBLAW. In addition to providing legal services, he mentors law students and junior lawyers early in their practice.

Shawn completed undergraduate studies at Simon Fraser University and went on to graduate from the Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia in 2001. He is a member of a number of organizations including the Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia and the American Association of Justice. He was called to bar in 2003.

Here are some things to know about Shawn and his approach to the practice of law:

  1. Experience: well over a decade of practice and representation of hundreds of people in a variety of legal disputes.
  2. Commitment: to providing sound legal advice, representation and services.
  3. Clients: views clients as more than just clients, but human beings with unique needs and goals.
  4. Solutions: legal problems need to be resolved, not litigated unless necessary.
  5. Innovation: following the crowd can lead to the cliff – thinking outside the box creates better options and results.

Personal background

Shawn’s family is frequently involved in efforts to help others and contribute to the community’s wellbeing.

Shawn and his family have opened their hearts to the homeless and individuals struggling with personal difficulties. His family renovated their home to provide a large eating area to share meals, installed lockers in the backyard for the homeless to store their items, and shared the house so that these people had access to a computer, television, and showers. More importantly, they developed relationships with people that continue today. This “home sharing” spanned a 2 year period and was funded entirely by the family’s pooling of personal financial resources.

Shawn and his family continue to be involved with community work. As part of his practice, Shawn offers initial consultations for free but invites people to donate to the Food Bank if they wish. So far the Initial Consultation by Donation initiative is a great success and has raised thousands of dollars for Lower Mainland Food banks. It has also helped people access legal advice and information.

Life lessons

Much of Shawn’s success is attributed to the experience, knowledge, and work ethic learned in classrooms but also from family, friends, and involvement in sports. Naturally, Shawn’s family, friends, and athletic peers are an inspiration for his compassion, respect for others, and hard work ethic.

Sports have always been an important part of Shawn’s life. He is the former Captain of the UBC Soccer team, a Canada West All-Star, a Canadian Championship All-Star, a recipient of the 2001 Tom Longboat Award (along with NHL player Too Too), Runner-up for UBC Male Athlete of the Year, member of a number of Provincial and National championship teams both as a player and a coach (Club, WPSL & PCSL), and former coach and organizer of Vancouver’s first women’s professional soccer team in the WPSL which went on to become the former women’s Vancouver Whitecaps. He also played for, and coached, Mundiavocat, an all lawyers soccer team that participates in a World Cup of Lawyers consisting of teams from all over the world.

Shawn continues to enjoy playing soccer and hockey, particularly with his two young children. Shawn’s wife, his athletic equal and beloved partner, was a standout, and former Captain, of the Women’s UBC Soccer team and the Canadian Team at the University World Games. Together they reside in the Lower Mainland.

Civil litigator

Chanpreet Kooner

Chanpreet wishes to take the world of civil litigation by storm by improving the economics of the trade. He aims to reduce costs and provide consulting and advisory benefits to leave your business better off than it began. His practical experience includes time in both real estate and construction, learning the ropes and in’s and out’s of both while on the ground and amongst the work.

Born and raised in Surrey, Chanpreet is a trial lawyer by trade, but focuses on mediation to avoid any costly and lengthy trials. He obtained his Bachelor of Laws from Bond University and was called to the British Columbia bar in 2019. His practice focuses on real estate, construction and commercial litigation.

Chanpreet is fluent in English, Punjabi, and Hindi. He’s always looking to put his business minded approach to good use as he taps into his diverse development and project management skills to save you time, money, and a headache!

Director of Finance

Denyse Gorgas

As the Director of Finance, Denyse is responsible for overseeing financial and business operations. Before joining BOBBLAW, Denyse spent the majority of her 35 years in the legal sector in small firm management. Over that time she specialized in assisting lawyers with initial set up and eventual growth of their practices, implementing financial and procedural policies to enable them to maximize performance and productivity with a smaller work force. 

Accounts Manager

Sarah Claudio

Sarah has been employed in the legal industry for over 12 years. She has experience in all aspects of Law Office Management including Front Office, Business Development/Marketing, and Accounting. Amidst her employment experience, Sarah has continued schooling with a focus on accounting and finance.

Sarah utilizes her wide range of experience in the management of our Accounting Department. She works alongside our Director of Finance to continue to adapt and improve the efficiency of the financial protocols and procedures. Her attention to detail ensures accurate financial information is available to clients lawyers and staff.