Graham Kosakoski is a Canadian trial and appellate lawyer who has regularly appeared as lead counsel in all levels of court in Canada, including the Supreme Court of Canada. Graham is a graduate of the University of British Columbia and Queen’s University, where he received the Gold Medal for top graduating student. Following graduation, Graham served as law clerk to the Rt. Hon. Beverley McLachlin, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada.
Graham practices in the areas of public and constitutional litigation, class actions, criminal defence, Aboriginal rights and title, personal injury and product liability claims, and cybersecurity litigation, among others. He is called to the bars of British Columbia, Ontario, and New York.
Graham has taught as a Guest Lecturer at the University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Law in the areas of criminal law, aboriginal rights and title, and constitutional law. He has also taught as a faculty member for the Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia. Graham has served on the Board of Directors of the Association of Legal Aid Lawyers and the Legal Advisory Panel of the RAVEN Trust and is a member of the Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia, the American Association for Justice, the British Columbia Civil Liberties Association, the Criminal Lawyers’ Association, and the Criminal Defence Advocacy Society.
Prior to practicing in Canada, Graham worked in the offices of a leading international law firm in New York City. While in New York, Graham handled mainly entertainment law and public interest litigation matters.
Outside of law, Graham has conducted and published research in the field of evolutionary psychology. Graham was selected as a finalist for the Rhodes Scholarship in recognition, in part, for his research in this field. In addition, Graham has worked in the U.S. and Canadian film and television industries as an actor, writer, and producer. As an actor, Graham appeared in lead, supporting, and principal roles in numerous feature films, movies-of-the-week, and TV series episodes. As a writer, Graham's original screenplays have won script-writing competitions in both Canada and Hollywood.