Alan M. Ross*


Alan Ross is a Partner in the firm’s Insurance and Motor Vehicle Practices. His practice is primarily litigation based with an emphasis on the defence of personal injury, life and disability claims. He has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in catastrophic injury cases. He also represents clients in complex commercial litigation. Alan has significant experience in administrative law, having been elected as a Bencher of the Law Society of British Columbia in 2010–2012. He was a member of and wrote decisions for Discipline Panels, Review Panels and Disciplinary Chambers matters. He has extensive experience in conducting trials and mediations on behalf of insurers. Alan also provides advice in all areas of auto and life insurance including claims defence, re-insurance, regulatory matters, subrogation and policy wording.

Legal Industry Recognition

Representative Experience

  • Mackey v. Province of British Columbia (2016) – Acting for a teenager who suffered a severe brain injury due to a 30 foot fall onto pavement. Following a 7 week trial, the court ruled that, but for the accident, the teenager had the capacity to become an orthopedic surgeon and awarded damages on that basis. Damages were reduced due to contributory negligence resulting in an award over $2.6 million
  • Gill v. McChesney (2016) – Obtained dismissal of plaintiff’s claims for past and future income loss/loss of capacity. Damages awarded were less than 9% of the amount sought by the Plaintiff
  • Lal v. Le (2016) – Successfully limited plaintiff’s claims for non-pecuniary and loss of capacity damages
  • Canmerica Mortgage v. Yu (2015) – Obtained dismissal of claims of breach of fiduciary duty and negligence against solicitors in claim involving high-interest mortgage
  • Rezaei v. Docksteader (2014) Obtained dismissal of plaintiff’s claim alleging both assault and negligence
  • Love v. Lowden (2007) – Obtained dismissal of plaintiff’s future loss of capacity claim of $150,000
  • Johnson v. Carter (2006) – Family Compensation Act claim arising from the death of a laser eye surgeon
  • Haynes v. Vancouver School Board (2005) – Obtained dismissal of action by employee alleging disability caused by actions of employer. Dismissal upheld on Appeal, 2007
  • Yeung v. Au (2004) – Claim involving a severely brain-injured teenage girl
  • Booth v. B.C. Life (2004) – Obtained dismissal of accidental death claim

Professional + Community Affiliations


Publications + Presentations

  • October 3, 2018, “Developments in Life and Disability Insurance”, Canadian Defence Lawyers Conference: The Best Defence, Speaker
  • 2010 – 2011 – Professional Legal Training Course – Ethics and Professional Responsibility, Lecturer
  • 2010 – University of British Columbia Law School – Ethics and Professional Responsibility, Guest Lecturer
  • October 14 – 15, 2009 – Pacific Business and Law Institute – Canadian Insurance Coverage, Symposium – Life and Disability Update
  • September 30, 2009, “Canadian Case Law Update”, Canadian Life and Health Insurers Association Legal Conference (Victoria), Speaker
  • May 22 – 23, 2008, “Disability Claims Management and Litigation”, Insight Seminar, Co-Chair
  • October 23 – 24, 2007 – Litigating Catastrophic Disability and Damages, Insight Seminar, Speaker
  • January 2004, “Cross-Border Auto and Health Insurance Issues”, Washington State Trial Lawyers Association, Speaker
  • April 2004, “Non-Demonstrable Injuries: Litigating Soft Tissue Injuries, Chronic Pain and Psychological Disability Claims”, Insight Seminar, Speaker
  • October 2002, “Employer Liability – Making Mistakes When Dealing with Employee Benefits”, Insight Seminar, Speaker
  • Topics relating to Life and Disability Insurance, Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association, Speaker
  • Continuing Legal Education Society, Guest Lecturer

On A Personal Note

Alan lives in Vancouver with his family. He can be found hurrying to some extra-curricular activity. On rare occasions when he is found on the golf course, he can be found in the rough.

Direct Line: 604 484 1725
Facsimile: 604 484 9725
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Assistant: Eileen Scorse
Direct Line: 604 643 2165

Practice Areas

* Professional Law Corporation