Bob Groves

BGRobert E. ("Bob") Groves was engaged in the full-time practice of law as a civil litigator from his call to the Bar in British Columbia in 1980, until 2006.  Since 2006, Bob has continued to act as counsel in civil litigation matters, but increasingly his time is spent acting as an arbitrator, mediator, and professor at Okanagan College. Bob teaches Business Law, Industrial Relations, Employment Law, and Management Principles.


  • Bachelor of Laws, University of British Columbia, 1979 (Juris Doctor 2008)
  • Master of Arts, University of British Columbia, 1976
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons.), Trent University, 1973

Professional Qualifications

  • Member, Law Society of British Columbia, 1980 to present
  • Member, British Columbia Employment Standards Tribunal, 2004 to present
  • Member, British Columbia Employment and Assistance Appeal Tribunal, 2003-2006
  • Adjudicator and Referee under the Canada Labour Code, 2005 to 2013
  • Chartered Arbitrator, ADR Institute of Canada, Inc., 2005 to present
  • Member, British Columbia Arbitration and Mediation Institute, 2001 to present
  • Member, Mediate BC (formerly BC Mediator Roster Society), 2003 to present
  • Member, BC Branch, Canadian Bar Association, 1978 to 2014
  • Chair, Alternate Dispute Resolution Sub-section (Okanagan), BC Branch, Canadian Bar Association, 2006-2008
  • Member, Kelowna Bar Association, 1999 to 2014 (President 2001-2002)
  • Member, British Columbia Human Resources Management Association, 2000 to present

Community Service

  • Governor, Law Foundation of British Columbia, 2009 to 2014
  • Board Member, Kelowna Museums Society, 2003 to 2013
  • Member, Gyro Club of Kelowna, 1986 to present
  • Director, Central Okanagan Land Trust, 2013 to present