What We Do

Areas of Practice

If you are injured, it’s important to protect your rights

Vancouver Injury Lawyers

British Columbia Insurance Litigation

At QA Law, we are a civil litigation firm with more than 30 years of experience in Vancouver and throughout British Columbia. Our team of lawyers has the experience and expertise to handle most legal disputes, including:

Personal Injury

Our personal injury lawyers pursue claims involving:

If you have been injured, you can rely on the experienced lawyers at QA Law to pursue your interests both inside and outside of Court.

Insurance Litigation

Our lawyers and paralegals have expertise and experience representing both insurers and individuals in all areas of insurance litigation, including:

Appellate Advocacy

Our lawyers have extensive appellate experience including appearances before the British Columbia Court of Appeal as well as the conduct of judicial review proceedings. Our services include:

  • Acting for appellants and respondents in appeals, regardless of whether our firm acted as counsel in the proceeds below
  • Providing opinions on whether an appeal should be pursed or responded to
  • Acting for applicants and respondents in leave to appeal applications
  • Assisting other lawyers at other law firms in the preparation of appeal materials

Message Us


Phone: 604-601-3809
Fax: Fax: 604-687-3741
Email: RKowalenko@qalaw.com

Paralegal for: Jonathan Corbett 

Rachel Kowalenko

Rachel has been with Quinlan Abrioux since January 2004. She began working as a legal secretary/legal administrative assistant in 1996 and obtained her paralegal certificate in 2007. She has been working as a paralegal since 2007 and has considerable experience in personal injury and insurance defence litigation.

Phone: 604-601-3808
Fax: 604-687-3741
Email: jcorbett@qalaw.com

Paralegal: Rachel Kowalenko
Legal Assistant: Sonja Horstmann 

Jonathan Corbett

Lawyer, Partner

Jonathan has practised in Vancouver since being called to the Bar in 1999 and joined Quinlan Abrioux in 2010. His practice has focused primarily on the defence of professionals in negligence actions. He also has significant experience acting for parties in personal injury claims.

Jonathan has conducted trials at the Provincial Court of British Columbia, the British Columbia Supreme Court and the Federal Court of Canada. He has appeared before the British Columbia Court of Appeal as co-counsel. He appears regularly in Supreme Court Chambers and has experience representing clients at mediations. Jonathan has presented regularly for the Professional Legal Training Course and for the Continuing Legal Education Society of BC. 


Phone: 604-601-3718
Fax: 604-687-3741
Email: dquinlan@qalaw.com

Legal Assistant: Kathleen Kadey

Dennis Quinlan, K.C.


Called to the Bar: 1980
LL.B., University of British Columbia, 1979
B.Comm, University of British Columbia, 1975

Dennis was a founding member QA Law in 1998. Throughout his career, he has practised exclusively in the area of civil litigation, specializing in professional liability, personal injury, insurance and commercial matters. He has appeared at all levels of court in British Columbia including the Federal Court of Canada and Federal Court of Appeal and has acted as counsel in many complex mediations and arbitrations. Dennis has been a regular lecturer at continuing legal education courses involving a wide range of topics and is a past contributing author for the BC Motor Vehicle Accident Claims Practise Manual.

In 2013 Dennis was appointed Queens Counsel and in 2015 was the recipient of the Lee Samis Award from the Canadian Defence Lawyers.

Recently Dennis has decided to shift his focus to expanding his mediation and arbitration practise as mediator and arbitrator, having taken preparatory courses through Pepperdine University, Continuing Legal Education of BC and the Alternative Dispute Resolution Institute of Canada. The emphasis of his practise is insurance, personal injury and commercial disputes. Dennis is a member of the ADR Institute of BC civil roster of mediators.

Dennis remains at QA Law in the role of Associate Counsel. Outside of his working life, he can be found running slowly around the Stanley Park seawall, riding his bike out to Richmond, cross country skiing at Callaghan Valley and seeking the perfect golf swing at the driving range.