Dan is a trial lawyer who focuses primarily on catastrophic injury claims with a significant emphasis on class actions, product liability, medical malpractice and abuse litigation. He has represented clients in the British Columbia Supreme Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court of Canada.
Dan appeared in the Supreme Court of Canada in a case that will dictate how judges across Canada render their decisions. He has participated in hundreds of mediations, successfully resolving complex multi-party product liability claims, sexual abuse claims, and catastrophic injury claims.
Dan achieves outstanding results for his clients by thinking outside of the box and paving non-traditional paths to resolution. He is always conscious of his client’s well-being, considerate of the level of care they need, and takes all the necessary measures to protect their privacy and interests. If the case is one that needs to go to Trial to get the best results Dan is up to the challenge. He will not shy away from a tough fight. He has achieved tremendous results for his clients at trial. Having said this, if the case can be resolved to the client’s satisfaction outside the court room Dan will find the way.
Dan’s free time revolves primarily around his family, Cooper, Talia, and Ruthie and, in particular, their interest in the arts, sports and their understanding of why the world is the way it is and most importantly Dan’s belief that the world is what we make of it.
LL.B., University of British Columbia, 1993
B.Comm., Dean’s List, University of Alberta, 1989
Professional Memberships & Affiliations
Called to the British Columbia Bar in 1994
Former Executive Member of the Canadian Bar Association Civil Litigation Section
Former President of the Canadian Bar Association Construction Section
Former Executive of the Vancouver Bar Association
Member of the Canadian Bar Association Alternative Dispute Resolution and Insurance Law Sections
Former Member of the Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia
An Overview of the Workers Compensation Act
An Overview for the Out-of-Province Auto Insurer
Fact Gathering and the Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
The Family Compensation Act – A Case Study (Wrongful Death Claims)
Notice to Mediate Guidelines – a Legislative Overview and a Summary of Changes to the Occupiers Liability Act
Product Liability Claims, Basic Principles of Products Liability Law in Canada and the U.S.
Duty to Warn
Listed in the Best Lawyers in Canada from 2014 – 2021 (Insurance Law & Personal Injury Law)
Martindale Hubble Peer Review Distinguished Rating