Troy has been an ICBC lawyer for the Simpson Thomas team since 2010. He is a graduate of UBC Law School, and prior to joining Simpson Thomas, he worked at a downtown Vancouver litigation firm. Since joining Simpson Thomas, Troy has worked exclusively for plaintiffs with ICBC claims since that time.
ICBC Claims Cases
Troy has taken several ICBC claims cases to court in recent years, and has repeatedly recovered more for his clients at trial than ICBC’s “best offer”.
Since joining Simpson Thomas as an ICBC lawyer, Troy has appeared in Provincial Court, Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal, proving his willingness to take ICBC claims cases to court on all matters, large and small. Prior to joining Simpson Thomas, Troy worked as a litigator on complicated patent litigation matters.
Troy had a paper published and presented at the 2012 annual conference of personal injury lawyers, “What happens when a client changes lawyers or a lawyer changes firms?”
Troy’s education includes a J.D. from UBC law school and an Engineering degree from McGill.
Prior to becoming an ICBC lawyer, Troy spent a decade as an engineer. Over that time he developed a precision and thoroughness that he brings to his practice as a lawyer. Troy’s technical background gives him a unique insight to certain issues, such as the mechanics of motor vehicle accidents. He uses this background to his clients’ advantage in negotiating and litigating ICBC claims.
Troy’s passion for justice extends beyond his day job. He has volunteered to represent impoverished litigants through Access Pro Bono on multiple occasions, and in 2010 he was recognized as BC’s pro bono lawyer of the year. Despite his busy ICBC claims practice, Troy still takes files referred from Access Pro Bono on a periodic basis.
Troy enjoys using his experience as an ICBC lawyer and investing it in future generations of lawyers. He has volunteered to supervise law students in court appearances and he served as a moot court judge for UBC law school.
Troy is a member in good standing of the Canadian Bar Association, the Trial Lawyers Association of BC and the Law Society of British Columbia.
When he’s not working, Troy enjoys hockey in the winter and hiking in BC’s beautiful lower mainland in the summer.