Craig McIvor

Rebecca Santiago
1-888-494-7191 ext. 320
Fax 778-373-8213
Phone 1-888-494-7191 ext. 374

Law runs in Craig’s family – his sister is a lawyer and his father, though now retired, spent his career with a major national firm. Craig’s interests as a lawyer have always been in courtroom advocacy. Earlier, he worked in several areas of the law – essentially, anything that would put him inside a courtroom. This early practice allowed him to develop his skills as a litigator. Some of this work, which included defending claims for insurance companies, also gave him insider knowledge on how things work “on the other side.” Eventually, though, Craig realized that his true passion was fighting insurance companies on behalf of disadvantaged and injured plaintiffs. He then joined a plaintiff-only personal injury firm in the Vancouver area and never looked back, practicing exclusively for plaintiffs ever since.

Craig has had several courtroom successes in recent years, including Dabu v. Schwab, 2016 BCSC 613; Zhang v. Ghebreanenya, 2015 BCSC 938; Dizon v. Losier, 2017 BCSC 431; and Diep v. Cunha, 2015 BCSC 819. In Dabu, the court found the defendant’s evidence to be unreliable [paras. 25-29]. In Dizon, the court found that a defence witness had colluded with the defendant to fabricate his evidence and commit perjury, awarding Craig’s client “special costs” as a result [paras. 43-47].

While trial is occasionally necessary, Craig recognizes that knowledge of the case, good communication, and productive settlement discussions will result in a fair settlement most of the time. Craig knows that that the legal system can be challenging and confusing, and he values excellent communication with his clients. This enables him to advocate their suffering and losses in discussions with opposing parties, leading to a better chance of a fair settlement.

  • BA McGill University, 2004
  • LL.B. University of British Columbia, 2008
Professional Associations
  • Law Society of British Columbia
  • Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia
  • Canadian Bar Association
Licensed to Practice In
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