Bar Admission

  • 2003 Admitted to the British Columbia Bar

Jason Lattanzio is a Partner and member of the firm’s Insurance, Transportation, and Environmental Practice Groups.

Jason’s practice is primarily litigation-based with an emphasis on general liability claims, material damage claims, contractual disputes, fraud, occupier’s liability claims, construction negligence claims and complex personal injury matters.  He also assists both corporate and insurance clients by providing coverage opinions, handling coverage disputes, and providing policy wording reviews and revisions.

Jason has represented clients in the transportation and maritime industry including insurers, foreign and domestic ship owners, charterers, terminal operators, international shipping companies, freight forwarders, customs brokers, and local and provincial governments on a variety of matters. His practice includes maritime environmental issues, including spill response and remediation, drafting Contractual Agreements and Bills of Lading, as well as defending significant cargo damage claims.

Jason also has significant experience handling personal or bodily injury claims on behalf of insurers and individual Plaintiffs, including those related to catastrophic losses, chronic pain, complex regional pain syndrome, and psychological distress.  Jason has assisted insurers in defending against fraudulent claims and staged accidents, including having claims dismissed through the litigation process.

Jason has appeared at all levels of Court in British Columbia and has appeared before the Federal Court of Canada, the Federal Court of Appeal, and the Workers’ Compensation Appeal Tribunal on a variety of matters. In addition to his trial advocacy work, Jason also has extensive experience in mediation and arbitration.  Throughout his career he has successfully negotiated and/or mediated hundreds of claims on behalf of his clients.

Jason’s focus has always been to work with his clients to provide tailored solutions to their legal problems and deliver timely value-based results.  His personal approach focuses on the needs of the client and achieving their goals in an effective and efficient manner, while providing high quality work and an exceptional client experience.


On A Personal Note...

Prior to law school, Jason volunteered for a number of years with young offenders through a mentoring program run through the Pacific Legal Education Association. He also volunteered and provided assistance at the Burnaby Youth Open Detention Centre.

In his spare time, Jason can be found at the local mountains working on his snowboarding skills and trying to keep up with his two sons. In the summer months, he can be found on a golf course – weather and wife permitting. He is an avid traveller, who has enjoyed trips through Europe, Asia, and most areas of North America.

Representative Experience

  • Litigation arising in respect of multi-jurisdictional bunker disputes involving Canadian, US, Greek, Chilean and English actions
  • Conducting and defending Plaintiff’s personal injury claims including those relating to traumatic brain injuries, significant physical injury and psychological issues
  • Litigation relating to vessel arrest and maritime lien claims
  • Multi-party mediation claims relating to the contamination and damage of product in transit
  • Numerous mediations on a variety of matters including those relating to contractual disputes, fraud, liability disputes and bodily injury claims
  • Conducting and resolving Family Compensation Act and Limitation Act
  • Litigation arising from alleged breaches of commercial agreements
  • Litigation relating to maritime environmental matters and debt collection in respect of same
  • Providing insurers with accurate and knowledgeable risk assessments for the purpose of evaluating and settling claims

Some of Jason’s recent decisions include the following:

  • The Administrator of the Ship-source Oil Pollution Fund v. Kenneth Gerald Lund et. al., 2021 FC 143
  • ING Bank N.V. v. Canpotex Shipping Services Limited, 2020 FCA 83
  • ING Bank N.V. v. Canpotex Shipping Services Limited, 2017 FCA 47
  • Canpotex Shipping Services Limited v. Marine Petrobulk Ltd.2015 FC 1108
  • Ranjbar v. Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines, 2014 BCSC 1983
  • Fabretti v. Gill, 2014 BCSC 899
  • Fabretti v. Singh, 2012 BCSC 593
  • Wood v. Insurance Corporation of B.C., 2012 BCPC 107
  • Bako v. Gray, 2012 BCSC 204
  • Yeung (Guardian ad litem of) v. Au, 2008 BCSC 147
  • WCAT-2008-02515 (Re), 2008 CanLii 49721 (BC WCAT)
  • Watt v. Meier et al., 2006 BCSC 1341
  • Barrows v. Wong, 2006 BCPC 407
  • 652013 B.C. Ltd. v. V K Delivery & Moving Services Ltd., 2005 BCSC 105


Professional & Community Affiliations


Practice Areas:

  • Business
  • Insurance