Paul has been an ICBC lawyer since January of 2014 and joined the Simpson Thomas team in 2016. After graduating from UBC Law School in 2008, he joined a boutique litigation firm in downtown Vancouver where he practiced until deciding to hone his trial skills as a federal prosecutor, which he did for nearly three years. Since becoming an ICBC lawyer, Paul has worked exclusively for injured plaintiffs.
Paul has represented many clients with ICBC claims since becoming an ICBC lawyer, and has consistently achieved excellent results, either by way of negotiated settlement or at trial when ICBC’s “best offer” was just not enough. He is a firm believer that a willingness and ability to go to trial is what helps him achieve the best results for his clients.
Paul has been involved in trial work and client advocacy since his earliest days as a lawyer, and has appeared before and run several trials in the Provincial and Supreme Courts of British Columbia. These trials have involved clients with catastrophic brain injury, impaired driving charges, federal drug trafficking, and clients with soft tissue injuries, among other issues. Throughout his years of practice, Paul has maintained a consistent record of excellent trial work and results.
In addition to trial work, Paul has represented many clients to successful negotiated settlements, by mediation or otherwise. These files have involved plaintiffs with soft tissue injury, TMJ injuries, thoracic outlet syndrome, vestibular injury, mild traumatic brain injury, broken bones, lost limbs, depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Paul has received both an LL.B. and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of British Columbia, in 2004 and 2008, respectively. He was called to the British Columbia bar in 2009 and has practiced law ever since.
Paul was born and raised in the Lower Mainland and lives in Vancouver with his wife to this day. While his ski racing days are long behind him, he continues to enjoy hitting the slopes each winter. Year round, Paul can often be found hunched over his guitar trying his best to mimic his musical heroes or in the kitchen “experimenting” with new recipes.