Zachary Rogers is an Associate and a member of the firm’s Insurance and Local Government Practices. His practice is civil litigation based with a focus on defending insureds under CGL and professional liability policies.
Zachary has experience handling personal injury, occupiers’ liability, professional liability and products’ liability claims, on behalf of insureds that include national and international retail chains, municipalities, pharmacists, real estate appraisers, sports and recreation services providers and clubs, subsidized housing providers, and product manufacturers and distributers. He also has experience with prosecuting and defending subrogated claims for property damage.
In all cases, Zachary strives to identify opportunities for early and cost-effective claim resolution. These efforts are supported by an early and thorough analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of each claim, and timely reporting of key developments to clients.
Zachary is passionate about fostering a supportive legal community, both within the firm and the Vancouver bar. He currently serves the legal community as an Executive Member of the Vancouver Bar Association, and offers his time and experience as a mentor to articling students within the firm, and to law students at each of British Columbia’s three law schools.
Zachary routinely represents clients in the Provincial Court of British Columbia, the British Columbia Supreme Court and the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal. While experienced in trial and tribunal hearing advocacy, Zachary more often secures advantageous and cost-effective resolutions for his clients in pre-trial settlement negotiations and mediations.
- Mishra v. Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (2015) – Successful defence of insurance company in an action for coverage.
- Rogers v. Situ, 2016 BCSC 2163 – Successfully minimized an award of damages for personal injury arising out of a motor vehicle accident.
- Jacobs v. Basil, 2017 BCSC 1339 – Successful defence of a motorist involved in an accident with a pedestrian, resulting in a finding that the plaintiff was 50% contributorily negligent.
- Bourque v. Mole Hill Community Housing Society, 2018 BCHRT 268 – Successful application to dismiss complaints without proceeding to a full hearing.
Professional + Community Affiliations
- Canadian Bar Association, (Civil Litigation, Insurance, Products Liability, Municipal, SOGIC and Young Lawyers subsections), Member (2010 – Present)
- Law Society of British Columbia, Member (2015 – Present)
- Vancouver Bar Association, Executive Member (2018 – Present)
- CBABC Student Mentorship Program, Mentor (2015-Present)
- First Generation Network National Mentorship Program, University of Victoria Chapter, Mentor (2018-Present)
Publications + Presentations
- August 2018, “Handling Negligence Claims”, in-house presentation for Vancouver-based claims examiners at a multi-national insurer, Presenter
- May 2017, “Window Cleaning and the ‘Your Work’ Exclusion Clause in a CGL Policy”, AHBL Insurance Law Blog, Author
- July 2014, “Duty to Defend and a Consideration of ‘Residency'”, AHBL Insurance Law Blog, Author
On A Personal Note
Zachary is an avid runner, and enjoys baking and everything Swedish.