Davis LLP, a full-service business law firm, welcomes Forrest C. Hume as a litigation partner in the firm's Vancouver office. Forrest is a leading practitioner in transportation law with a niche specialty emphasis on railway matters. His addition further enhances the firm’s presence and strategic growth in order to serve clients across Canada and beyond.
“We are pleased to have somebody of Forrest’s calibre join our firm as we continue to strengthen our presence in key markets,” said Rob Seidel, Firm Managing Partner of Davis LLP. “With a formidable practice, Forrest is poised to play a key part in the growth of our firm. I am confident that he will exemplify the client service and entrepreneurial spirit which have always set Davis apart.”
Forrest brings over 34 years of experience and expertise in the areas of transportation law and litigation. Prior to joining Davis, Forrest enjoyed an extensive career in the transportation sector, being in-house regulatory litigation counsel for Canadian National Railway Company for six years, and later performing the same function for Canadian Pacific Limited for the next ten years at their respective head offices in Montréal. In 1994, he returned to private practice focusing on railway regulatory issues across Canada. In 1998, he moved his practice to Vancouver and opened a prominent boutique firm.
Forrest represents clients across Canada and the United States in transportation law matters involving railways, including shippers, ports, terminals, all levels of government and commuter rail authorities. He has extensive experience acting in proceedings under the National Transportation Act, 1987, and the Canada Transportation Act (1988 to present). Forrest is an integral part of the firm’s national Transportation Group and Litigation Group, and this underscores the firm’s ongoing commitment in aligning our expertise with the needs of our clients.