Bar Admission

  • 2012 Admitted to the British Columbia Bar

Thea Hoogstraten is a member of the firm’s Administrative Law, Insurance, Local Government, Defamation + Publication Risk Management, Cannabis and Appellate Advisory Practices.

Her practice is litigation based with a focus on municipal law, insurance defence, property damage, human rights, defamation and administrative law. She has represented a diverse range of clients in commercial, professional and insurance related litigation at all levels of court in British Columbia. Thea regularly appears before a range of administrative tribunals, including both prosecuting and defending professional discipline matters.

In addition, Thea is an Adjunct Professor at the Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia, where she teaches an upper-level seminar on government liability.

Before joining Alexander Holburn, Thea worked as a judicial law clerk at the British Columbia Court of Appeal.

On A Personal Note...

In her spare time, Thea enjoys travelling, reading and live music.

Representative Experience

Thea has represented clients in Provincial Court, Supreme Court trials and before the British Columbia Court of Appeal. Thea also has experience both prosecuting and defending regulatory offences before administrative tribunals.

Recent Decisions

  • Level One Construction Ltd. v. Burnham, 2019 BCSC 548
  • Level One Construction Ltd. v. Burnham, 2018 BCSC 1354, 2018/08/14
  • Level One Construction Ltd. v. Burnham, 2017 BCSC 2470, 2017/10/24
  • Allen v. New Westminster (City), 2017 BCSC 1329, 2017/07/31
  • Sampson v. Scaletta, 2016 BCSC 2598, 2016/11/14
  • Mason v. Turner, 2016 BCCA 58, 2016/01/28
  • Jalloh v. Insurance Council of British Columbia, 2016 BCCA 501, 2016/12/20
  • Jalloh v. Insurance Council of British Columbia, 2016 BCSC 47, 2016/01/14
  • Monaco v. Coquitlam (City), 2015 BCSC 2421, 2015/12/22
  • Rodgers v. Sechelt (District), 2015 BCSC 687, 2015/01/21
  • Monaco v. City of Coquitlam, 2014 BCSC 2090, 2014/11/06
  • Morice v. Toronto-Dominion Bank, 2014 BCSC 380, 2014/03/10
  • Mason v. Turner, 2014 BCSC 211, 2014/02/11
  • Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada v. 482147 B.C. Ltd., 2013 BCSC 1187, 2013/07/04


  • 2019, “Topics in Public Law: Crown Liability”, University of British Columbia, Adjunct Professor