Education

Bar Admission

  • 2014 Admitted to British Columbia Bar
  • 2012 Admitted to Quebec Bar

Michael is a member of the Insurance Practice Group.

His practice focuses on insurance defense including catastrophic personal injury, occupiers’ liability, professional negligence, cyber liability, commercial host liability, the Human Rights Code and construction law.

In addition to his insurance practice, he also has extensive experience in labour and employment matters. He has advised both employers and employees in matters relating to wrongful dismissal, human rights, workplace bullying and harassment, privacy, occupational health and safety and various other employment standards issues.

Michael is fluent is both English and French.

On A Personal Note...

Away from work, Michael leads an active lifestyle that includes hiking, canoeing, hockey, squash and snowboarding. A self-described “adventure traveller”, Michael has backpacked through more than 30+ countries around the world, mostly seeking out interesting places to undertake multi-day treks.

Representative Experience

Michael has argued cases in all levels of court in British Columbia and Quebec, including at the appellate level and before various administrative tribunals.

  • Taylor v. British Columbia (Information and Privacy Commissioner), 2017 BCSC 1420
  • Young v. Vancouver International Children’s Festival, 2017 BCHRT 130
  • Miscisco v. Strata Council VR1620, 2014 BCHRT 225
  • Toitures et Construction Robitaille Inc. v. Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, 2013 QCCA 679
  • Aldo Group Inc. v. Chubb Insurance Company of Canada, 2013 QCCS 2006
  • University of Montreal v. Desnoyers Mercure & Associés, 2013 QCCS 481

Publications

  • 2015 – 2020, “British Columbia Digest of Insurance Laws“, A.M. Best, Editor
  • 2016, “Joint-Venture Drinking: Who is at Fault?”, The Publican Magazine (Alliance of Beverage Licensees of British Columbia), Author

Professional & Community Affiliations