Lawyers

ICBC Lawyer Vancouver

Prior to joining Simpson Thomas & Associates in 2009, Steve worked at a mid-size downtown Vancouver law firm where he gained valuable litigation experience and developed a keen interest in personal injury litigation. Soon after his call to the British Columbia Bar, he joined Simpson Thomas & Associates so that he could exclusively confine his practice to representing injured victims of motor vehicle accidents as an ICBC injury lawyer.

Professional Experience

Steve has appeared before the Provincial Court of British Columbia, the Supreme Court of British Columbia, and the British Columbia Court of Appeal. Some of the notable cases that Steve has been involved with as an ICBC injury lawyer include:

• The Abbotsford Wedding case;

• Mohan v. Khan 2012 BCSC 436: in this case the Plaintiff developed chronic pain disorder following a motor vehicle accident and was awarded a judgment of $673,000. This represents one of the highest judgments ever awarded for a Plaintiff with chronic pain disorder;

• You v. Leung: In this case the Plaintiff sustained serious orthopedic injuries. After a 12 day trial, the jury returned a verdict, awarding the Plaintiff damages in excess of $1,300,000 (less 25% for contributory negligence);

• Salaam v. Abramovic 2010 BCCA 212: In this Court of Appeal decision, the Court of Appeal overturned the trial judge’s decision dismissing the Plaintiff’s claim. This case has become an often cited case by B.C. Courts when reviewing the common law duty of care of a motorist;

• Steve is currently representing clients in the Oregon Bus tragedy.

Education

Stephen Ferguson was born and raised in Richmond, BC. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree from Simon Fraser University in 2005, before receiving his Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Manitoba in 2008. While in law school, Steve received both the Gilbert T. Gregory Memorial prize and the David Levin Memorial prize for the highest academic standing in the area of Real Estate Transactions.

Community Involvement

Steve is a member of the Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia and the Canadian Bar Association. Through his wife, Steve has developed a keen interest in Korean culture and writes a weekly newspaper column in the Korea Times Vancouver newspaper providing insight to the Korean community on ICBC related matters.

Personal

Steve currently resides in downtown Vancouver and is happily married to his wife Esther, who has recently joined the team as a lawyer at Simpson Thomas and Associates.