Jonathan is a civil litigator and partner in Fasken’s Vancouver office. His core practice areas include insurance litigation, product liability, and general commercial litigation. Jonathan completed his articles with the firm in 2008 and began his practice in 2009. He joined the firm’s partnership in 2018.
Jonathan specializes in defending insurance and product liability claims. He regularly acts for various Canadian and foreign insurers; a major Canadian railway company; and manufacturers and distributors in several industries including motor vehicles, all-terrain vehicles, industrial equipment, marine, medical devices, processed foods, firearms¸ personal electronics, and other consumer products.
Jonathan’s insurance litigation practice involves representing insurance companies and corporations in a wide range of claims including life and disability, accidental death, critical illness, creditor, personal injury, motor vehicle, occupiers liability, and general tort claims. He also has extensive experience handling insurance coverage disputes, subrogation claims, debt collection and enforcement, and general commercial litigation.
Jonathan’s product liability practice involves advising and representing manufacturers, distributors, and their insurers in a variety of claims including personal injury, property damage, fire loss, failure to warn, and defective manufacturing and design.
Jonathan has appeared as lead counsel before all courts of British Columbia and has significant courtroom and mediation experience. Clients value his ability to provide practical, timely advice and achieve predictable litigation outcomes.
Jonathan regularly writes and speaks at conferences, conventions, and client seminars on topics relating to insurance and civil litigation. He also sits on the board of directors of the Canadian Bar Insurance Association as the representative of the British Columbia CBA branch.