J. Derek James

J. Derek James

J. Derek James



Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada






Called to the Bar: 1988 (Alta), 1990 (BC)
LL.B. University of Victoria, 1987
B.Comm, University of Calgary

Derek has practiced in Vancouver since his call to the Bar in British Columbia. He joined Quinlan Abrioux in 2004. Derek brings a wide range of experience to matters of insurance law, including complex coverage issues and interjurisdictional issues. His experience includes defence of numerous motor vehicle claims involving brain injuries, catastrophic injuries and multiple party claims.

Derek has extensive courtroom experience including appeals and jury trials. He also has participated in alternate dispute resolution, including numerous mediations and arbitrations.

Derek is the author of Chapter One (“Preliminary Matters”), British Columbia Motor Vehicle Accident Claims Practice Manual, and is a frequent contributor to Continuing Legal Education courses.