Partners & Counsel

David Rush, QC

David Rush, QC

Associate Counsel *

David Rush has been in practice for more than 30 years and is widely recognized as one of the top civil litigators in the interior of British Columbia. Prior to founding Rush Ihas Hardwick LLP, he was a partner at a national law firm and at established Kelowna firms.
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Kenneth Ihas

Kenneth Ihas

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Kenneth Ihas practices primarily in the areas of commercial and insolvency-related litigation. In this context, he routinely acts for shareholders and corporations in business disputes, and for trustees in bankruptcy, creditors and debtors in bankruptcy and realization proceedings. In addition, Mr. Ihas has significant experience with employment and estate disputes.
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Briana Hardwick

Briana Hardwick

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Briana Hardwick practices primarily in the area of family law with a particular focus on complex family law litigation. Ms. Hardwick commenced working with Rush Ihas Hardwick LLP as a summer student and subsequently completed her articles under the direction of David Rush. Ms. Hardwick was an associate at Rush Ihas Hardwick LLP at the time the firm was formed and became a partner in 2008.
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Jeffrey Robinson

Jeffrey Robinson

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Jeff Robinson is a civil litigator who practices in the areas of corporate, commercial and estate litigation. Mr. Robinson routinely handles complex contractual disputes, tort claims, shareholder and partnership litigation and wills variation proceedings. As a patent and trademark agent with a Masters degree in Applied Science, Mr. Robinson also understands intellectual property and technical issues.
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Yarden Gershony

Yarden Gershony

Partner *

Mr. Gershony is a commercial litigator. He grew up in Vernon, and earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Victoria and his law degree from the University of British Columbia. After law school he trained and practiced at prominent law firms in New York City and Vancouver, and recently set roots back down with his family in the Okanagan.
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Grant Hardwick

Grant Hardwick

Associate Counsel

Grant is a litigator who has practiced in Kelowna for more than 40 years. Prior to joining Rush Ihas Hardwick LLP as associate counsel, Mr. Hardwick was managing partner at a mid-size Kelowna firm for over 20 years.
Mr. Hardwick is experienced in a diverse range of civil issues, including family law.
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Steven Dvorak

Steven Dvorak

Associate Counsel *

Steven Dvorak is a senior litigation lawyer whose experience includes several years as a partner with prominent national firms. He represents institutional and corporate clients of all sizes, as well as individuals, with a particular focus on insolvency and restructuring, security enforcement, corporate governance disputes, and real property claims.

Through more than 25 years of practice, Mr. Dvorak has developed a practical approach to resolving complex legal issues.
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Associates

Jessica Spelliscy

Jessica Spelliscy

Associate

Jessica Spelliscy grew up in Kelowna, BC. She attended Glenmore Elementary and graduated from Kelowna Secondary School. Jessica attended the University of Western Ontario and completed a Bachelor in Management and Organizational Studies. Jessica went on to obtain her Bachelor of Laws with an Honours Distinction at Cardiff University.
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Glen Nesbitt

Glen Nesbitt

Associate

Glen Nesbitt practices in the areas of civil and commercial litigation. Glen graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in 2009, and completed his Juris Doctor at the University of Saskatchewan in 2013.
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Taylor-Marie Young

Taylor-Marie Young

Associate

Taylor-Marie Young practices exclusively in civil and commercial litigation, with a particular interest in professional liability, employment, human rights and estate law.
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Jake Van Allen

Jake Van Allen

Associate

Jake Van Allen practices exclusively in the area of family law. Jake graduated from York University in 2009 with a Bachelor of Business Administration and completed his Law Degree at the University of Sussex in Brighton, England.
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Cassidy Thomson

Cassidy Thomson

Associate

Cassidy Thomson practices in the areas of civil and commercial litigation, with a special interest in estate litigation matters.
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Daniel Thompson

Daniel Thompson

Associate

Daniel Thompson practices exclusively in civil and commercial litigation, with a particular interest in Construction Law and Professional Liability.
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