Who We Are

Our Team

Our team of dedicated professionals will assist you with every step of the process

Our Lawyers, Paralegals, and Administrators

The strength of our law firm lies in our team of legal professionals who work toward the common goal of advancing our clients’ interests. Our lawyers are strong advocates who not only bring winning strategies to the courtroom but also recognize that our clients’ goals may best be achieved through alternative means.

The following languages are spoken at our firm: English, French, Spanish, Russian, and Romanian.

Lawyers

Jonathan-Corbett

Jonathan Corbett

Lawyer, Partner

Vince-Critchley

Vince Critchley

Lawyer, Managing Partner

Harvi-S-Grewal

Harvi S. Grewal

Lawyer, Partner

Tim-Kushneryk

Tim Kushneryk

Lawyer, Partner

Liz-Pan

Liz Pan

Lawyer

Timothy-Wong

Timothy Wong

Lawyer, Partner

Paralegals

Mollie-Evans

Mollie Evans

Paralegal

Sandra-Iameo

Sandra Iameo

Paralegal

Diane-Jansen

Diane Jansen

Paralegal

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Ellen Koop

Paralegal

Tom-McCarthy

Tom McCarthy

Paralegal

Administration

Karyn-Coles

Karyn Coles

Accounting Manager

Sheena-Virs

Sheena Virs

Accounting

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Taylor Critchley

Human Resources Manager

Navi-Badesha

Phone: 604-601-3792
Fax: 604-687-3741
Email: NBadesha@qalaw.com

Paralegal: Mollie Evans
Legal Assistant: Priya Rai 

Navi Badesha

Lawyer

Called to the Bar: 2018
J.D. University of Calgary, 2017
B.A. Simon Fraser University (Psychology), 2013
B.SC. University of British Columbia (Life Science), 2011

Navi went to law school at the University of Calgary and spent one year at UBC. After her call to the bar in 2018, she worked in the litigation department of a large insurance company. She joined QA Law in 2019 and focuses her practice in the areas of personal injury law and insurance defence litigation.

Navi has appeared at the British Columbia Supreme and Provincial Courts. 

Jennifer-Bye

Phone: 604-601-3795
Fax: 604-687-3741
Email: jbye@qalaw.com

Paralegal: Ellen Koop

Jennifer Bye

Lawyer

Jen was called to the BC Bar in June 2008. She has practiced in the Vancouver area since articling with and spending one year as an associate at a leading insurance defence firm in downtown Vancouver. Jen joined Quinlan Abrioux in 2009. Her practice involves primarily personal injury and motor vehicle defence litigation as well as working in conjunction with senior partners in the defence of professional negligence claims. In addition to these practice areas, Jen has experience defending school boards and teachers, hospitals and nurses, and chiropractors. She also has acted for municipalities and large employers. 

Jen has appeared as counsel in BC Provincial Court and BC Supreme Court. She also has defended clients before the BC Human Rights Tribunal. Jen has experience acting for clients in mediation and other alternative dispute resolution mechanisms.

Jonathan-Corbett

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. 

Vince-Critchley

Phone: 604-601-3720
Fax: 604-687-3741
Email: vcritchley@qalaw.com

Paralegal: Joanne Anderson
Legal Assistant: Caoimhe O’Dowd

Vince Critchley

Lawyer, Managing Partner

Called to the Bar: 1990
LL.B. University of British Columbia, 1989
B.Comm University of British Columbia, 1986

Vince has practiced civil litigation in Vancouver since his call to the Bar. He joined Quinlan Abrioux in 1995. His practice is focused primarily on personal injury and insurance litigation. He has developed a particular expertise in addressing limitation period issues.

Vince has a broad range of courtroom experience including multi-day chambers applications and numerous judge alone and jury trials in the B.C. Supreme Court. He has appeared frequently in the B.C. Court of Appeal and participates regularly in mediations and arbitrations. 

Olena-Gavrilova

Phone: 604-601-3715
Fax: 604-687-3741
Email: OGavrilova@qalaw.com

Paralegal: Elena Arzumanyan
Legal Assistant: Audreana Whitford 

Olena Gavrilova

Lawyer

Called to the BC Bar: 2013
J.D. from Queen’s University, 2012
B.A. from University of British Columbia, 2009

Olena has practiced in greater Vancouver since 2013 and joined QA Law in 2017. Olena’s current practice is focused on ICBC defence and personal injury and lawyers indemnity claims. In the past, her practice areas have included civil and commercial litigation and family and estate matters.

Olena has a broad range of court experience and has conducted judge-alone and jury trials in the BC Supreme Court. She has appeared as co-counsel at the BC Court of Appeal. Olena regularly appears in Supreme Court for Chambers and summary trials, as well as in the BC Provincial Court.

Outside of work, Olena is an active member of her community and is on the Board of Directors of the Richmond Food Bank Society. She coaches bocce for the BC Special Olympics during the summertime. In the past, she was a member of the Executive of the Women Lawyers Forum, a section of the BC Canadian Bar Association as well as a volunteer with the Westcoast LEAF (Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund). 

Harvi-S-Grewal

Phone: 604-601-3719
Fax: 604-687-3741
Email: hgrewal@qalaw.com

Paralegal: Sandra Iameo
Legal Assistant: Barbara Trinh

Harvi S. Grewal

Lawyer, Partner

Called to the Bar: 1993
LL.B. Queens University, 1992 

Harvi has practiced in Vancouver since his call to the Bar. He joined Quinlan Abrioux in January 2001. His practice is focused solely in the area of civil litigation with particular expertise in personal injury claims, motor vehicle claims and professional liability claims. He also acts in a variety of general commercial and civil litigation matters.

Harvi has a broad range of experience in the B.C. Supreme Court. He has conducted numerous judge-alone and jury trials. He also has extensive experience before regulatory bodies and conducting mediations for a wide range of clients.

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Phone: 604-601-3729
Fax: 604-687-3741
Email: NHopewell@qalaw.com

Paralegal: Amanda Hinterberger
Legal Assistant: Aimal Eman 

Nick Hopewell

Lawyer

Called to the Bar: 1999
LL.M. University of British Columbia, 2004
LL.B. (Hons) University of Sheffield (UK), 1995 

Nick has practiced in the Vancouver area since his call to the Bar in 1999. He joined Quinlan Abrioux in 2007. He has considerable experience acting for both plaintiffs and defendants in personal injury claims and in general commercial litigation. In particular, he has significant experience with plaintiff-based fraud claims arising out of thefts of motor vehicles.

Nick has extensive court experience, conducting trials in B.C. Supreme Court and Provincial Court of B.C. He has appeared before the B.C. Court of Appeal. He frequently appears in B.C. Supreme Court chambers. Nick also has extensive experience in alternate dispute resolution.

Nick has a keen interest in sports law. Since obtaining his Master of Laws at UBC in 2004 he has been a frequent guest lecturer at his alma mater on matters relating to eligibility to compete in sports, with a particular focus on anti-doping rules. He has also given presentations on this topic at various industry functions.

Away from the office, Nick is an avid sports fan and participant. His primary sports as a youngster in England were rugby union (regional level), soccer (regional level and youth team of a professional club) and swimming (county level). He played varsity soccer at both SFU and UBC. He has been a member of the Vancouver soccer team which has participated in several Lawyers World Cups which took place in Europe and Africa. Nick has also run several marathons and other distance events and has finished the Ironman Triathlon and other triathlon events. He coaches his sons in soccer and watches them participate in multiple sports. Nick sits on the UBC Men’s Soccer Alumni Committee and is the Men’s Soccer representative on the Thunderbird Council at UBC.

Charles-Jago

Phone: 604-601-3722
Fax: 604-687-3741
Email: CJago@qalaw.com

Legal Assistant: Audreana Whitford

Charles Jago

Lawyer

Charles Jago is an experienced trial lawyer who joined QA Law as an associate in September 2019. He practices in the areas of insurance defence and personal injury law.

Charles has appeared at all levels of court in British Columbia on a variety of matters since being called to the bar in February 2006. He is known by his clients and opposing counsel for his professional, knowledgeable and determined advocacy both inside and outside the courtroom. Charles strives to obtain the best possible results for his clients while upholding the core values of respect and courteousness.

Charles obtained a Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Victoria in 2005. While at law school, he completed co-op terms with the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner, the Office of Attorney General and the Workers’ Compensation Appeal Tribunal (WCAT). He obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Western Ontario in1993, where he distinguished himself by earning the gold medal in his double-major honours program of English and Philosophy, and a Master of Arts degree from McMaster University in 1994.

Josh-James

Phone: 236-471-1332
Fax: 604-687-3741
Email: JJames@qalaw.com

Paralegal: Anca Brasoveanu
Legal Assistant: Arianna Voth

Josh James

Lawyer

Called to the Bar: 2021
J.D. Queen’s University, 2020
B.A. University of British Columbia (Political Science), 2017

Josh went to law school at Queen’s University. His practice focuses in the areas of personal injury law and insurance defence litigation.

Josh has appeared in British Columbia Supreme and Provincial Court Chambers, and has appeared as junior counsel in both Supreme Court trials and Arbitrations. 

Tim-Kushneryk

Phone: 604-601-3640
Fax: 604-687-3741
Email: tkushneryk@qalaw.com

Paralegal: Mollie Evans
Legal Assistant: Tara Cromie

Tim Kushneryk

Lawyer, Partner

Called to the Bar: 2002 (BC)
LL.B. Queen’s University, 2001
B.A. (Honours) University of Manitoba, 1998  

Tim has practiced in and around the Greater Vancouver area since his call to the Bar. He has appeared at all levels of court including the Provincial (Small Claims) Court, Supreme Court, and Court of Appeal.

Since 2004 Tim’s practice has focused on matters involving vehicle-related fraud and/or personal injury. He has defended cases involving claims of orthopaedic, brain and psychological injury. He has participated in numerous mediations and trials and has extensive experience making submissions to administrative tribunals.

Away from the office Tim has spent time working with various community based programs. He spent a number of years volunteering with the Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver and has recently been focused on the promotion of adult literacy.

Liz-Pan

Phone: 604-601-3723
Fax: 604-687-3741
Email: lpan@qalaw.com

Paralegal: Bronwyn Partridge
Legal Assistant: Jenna Noda

Liz Pan

Lawyer

Liz is a civil litigator with particular expertise in the areas of insurance defense and estate litigation. She has experience at all levels of court in British Columbia and has a strong track record of getting results for her clients by bringing actions to a speedy and advantageous resolution.

Liz attended law school at UBC as an active member of the student community and has practiced exclusively in Vancouver since her call to the Bar. Liz was pleased to join QA Law as an associate in 2016.

Dennis-Quinlan-KC

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

Legal Assistant: Kathleen Kadey

Dennis Quinlan, K.C.

Lawyer

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.

Meghan-Trepanier

Phone: 604-601-3725
Fax: 604-687-3741
Email: mtrepanier@qalaw.com

Paralegal: Anca Brasoveanu
Legal Assistant: Jenna Noda

Meghan Trepanier

Lawyer

Called to the Bar: 2017
B.A. Université Laval
J.D. University of British Columbia

Meghan attended law school at UBC and joined QA Law as an articled student in 2016. She is currently practicing as an associate, primarily in the area of personal injury law and motor vehicle defense litigation. Meghan also works in conjunction with senior lawyers in the defence of professionals in negligence claims. She speaks French, Spanish and German fluently.

Bronwyn-Turner

Phone: 604-601-3713
Fax: 604-687-3741
Email: bturner@qalaw.com

Paralegal: Tom McCarthy

Bronwyn Turner

Lawyer

Bronwyn was called to the BC Bar in May 2004. She articled with a national law firm in Vancouver and, following her call to the Bar, she joined the firm as an associate and practiced corporate, commercial, employment, and insurance litigation for two years. Bronwyn then went on to practice insurance defence litigation at a leading litigation boutique in Vancouver. Most recently, she practiced securities litigation the B.C. Securities Commission.

Bronwyn joined Quinlan Abrioux in 2013. Her practice focusses primarily on personal injury and motor vehicle defence litigation. Bronwyn has appeared as counsel at all levels of court in British Columbia. She has also appeared before the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal and the B.C. Securities Commission. Bronwyn also has experience acting for clients in mediation and other alternative dispute resolution mechanisms.

John-Willcock

Phone: 604-601-3727
Fax: 604-687-3741
Email: jwillcock@qalaw.com

Paralegal: Elena Arzumanyan
Legal Assistant: Rebecca Rivington

John Willcock

Lawyer

Called to the Bar: 2015
J.D. Thompson Rivers University, 2014
B.A. McGill University (Economics and History), 2011 

John is an associate at QA Law and practices primarily in the areas of personal injury and motor vehicle defence litigation. He also has experience in commercial and construction litigation.

John has appeared at the British Columbia Supreme and Provincial Courts.

Timothy-Wong

Phone: 604-601-3802
Fax: 604-687-3741
Email: twong@qalaw.com

Paralegal: Diane Jansen
Legal Assistant: Jessica Caldwell

Timothy Wong

Lawyer, Partner

Called to the Bar: 2003
LL.B. University of British Columbia,
B.A. (First Class Honours) Simon Fraser University, 1999

Tim has practiced in Vancouver since his call to the Bar. He joined Quinlan Abrioux in 2007. Tim’s practice is currently focused in the areas of personal injury, motor vehicle claims and professional negligence. He also has acted in a variety of commercial litigation claims and construction related claims.

Tim has appeared as counsel at all levels of court in British Columbia. 

Joanne-Anderson

Phone: 604-601-3711
Fax: 604-687-3741
Email: janderson@qalaw.com

Paralegal for: Vince Critchley

Joanne Anderson

Paralegal
Joanne joined Quinlan Abrioux in 2001. She began working in the capacity of legal administrative assistant in 1993 after obtaining her Office Administration/Legal Secretarial Administration/Legal Secretarial Certificate from Douglas College in 1993. She gained experience working in a variety of litigated matters including personal injury, insurance defence and other areas of law. Joanne obtained a litigation certificate from the legal assistant certificate program at Vancouver Community College in June 2000. She began working as a paralegal in January 2001.
Elena-Arzumanyan

Phone: 604-601-3649
Fax: 604-687-3741
Email: earzumanyan@qalaw.com

Paralegal for: Olena Gavrilova and John Willcock

Elena Arzumanyan

Paralegal

Elena obtained her Legal Administrative Assistant Certificate from Capilano University in May 2010. She began her legal career in corporate and securities law. In 2014 she began working in personal injury with a focus on motor vehicle accidents. Elena joined QA Law in September 2017 and obtained her Paralegal Certificate from Vancouver Community College in May 2018. She has been working as a paralegal since October 2018.

Elena was born in Russia and speaks conversational Russian. Elena also has a diploma in Business Administration with a focus on accounting and finance. 

Anca-Brasoveanu

Phone: 1-236-477-1846
Fax: 604-687-3741
Email: ABrasoveanu@qalaw.com

Paralegal for: Meghan Trepanier and Josh James 

Anca Brasoveanu

Paralegal

Anca joined QA Law in April 2017. Since graduating from Capilano University in June 2011, she has gained experience over various fields of law, including family law, contracts, builders’ liens, personal Injury claims and Insurance defence. Since May 2013, Anca has narrowed her focus to work primarily in the insurance field of law. Anca has a passion for psychology and continues to work towards obtaining her degree in psychology.

Mollie-Evans

Phone: 604-601-3801
Fax: 604-687-3741
Email: mevans@qalaw.com

Paralegal for: Navi Badesha and Tim Kushneryk

Mollie Evans

Paralegal

In 2004 Mollie earned her Legal Assistant Diploma from Excel College and began her career in insurance defence. She increased her skill set by taking on bookkeeping duties and by supporting her colleagues in all aspects of file management. She advanced her career further by completing the Paralegal Program from Vancouver Career College in 2017.

Mollie joined QA Law in 2017, and her duties include assisting with document production, analyzing and summarizing evidence, drafting pleadings and court applications, retaining and instructing experts, preparing lists of documents and communicating with clients and related parties. Mollie is part of a dedicated team that works quickly and effectively to resolve disputes for their clients. 

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Phone: 604-601-3716
Fax: 604-687-3741
Email: AHinterberger@qalaw.com

Paralegal to: Nick Hopewell

Amanda Hinterberger

Paralegal
Sandra-Iameo

Phone: 604-601-3800
Fax: 604-687-3741
Email: siameo@qalaw.com

Paralegal for: Harvi Grewal

Sandra Iameo

Paralegal

Sandra has been with Quinlan Abrioux since 2006. She has 19 years of legal experience, 8 of which were in the legal department of a major automobile insurer. Sandra graduated from the Capilano College paralegal program in 1996. 

Sandra has considerable experience in personal injury claims, both on behalf of injured parties and in defence of motor vehicle accident claims.

Diane-Jansen

Phone: 604-601-3644
Fax: 604-687-3741
Email: djansen@qalaw.com

Paralegal for: Timothy Wong

Diane Jansen

Paralegal

Diane has been with Quinlan Abrioux since 1996 and has worked in the capacity of legal administrative assistant and paralegal. She obtained her paralegal certificate from Capilano University in 2003. Diane left Quinlan Abrioux in 2006 and returned in January 10, 2010.

Kathleen-Kadey

Phone: 604-601-3714
Fax: 604-687-3741
Email: kkadey@qalaw.com

Paralegal for: Dennis Quinlan

Kathleen Kadey

Paralegal
Kathleen has worked at Quinlan Abrioux since 1995. She works primarily for Dennis Quinlan.
ellen koop

Phone: 604-601-3803
Fax: 604-687-3741
Email: EKoop@qalaw.com

Paralegal for: Jennifer Bye

Ellen Koop

Paralegal

Ellen began working as a legal administrative assistant in 2008. In 2015, she began working in personal injury and insurance defence litigation. Ellen joined QA Law in November 2017. She obtained her Paralegal Certificate from Vancouver Community College in September 2020 and has been working as a paralegal since. 

Ellen has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and English Literature.

Rachel-Kowalenko

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

Paralegal for: Jonathan Corbett 

Rachel Kowalenko

Paralegal
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.
Tom-McCarthy

Phone: 604-601-3728
Fax: 604-687-3741
Email: TMcCarthy@qalaw.com

Paralegal for: Bronwyn Turner

Tom McCarthy

Paralegal
Tom began his legal career at QA Law in December 2016 as the firm’s receptionist, and began working as a legal administrative assistant in September 2017. In July 2020 Tom obtained his Paralegal Certificate in Corporate Law from Vancouver Community College and began working as a paralegal shortly after.
Bronwyn-Partridge

Phone: 604-601-3726
Fax: 604-687-3741
Email: bpartridge@qalaw.com

Paralegal for: Liz Pan

Bronwyn Partridge

Paralegal

Bronwyn obtained her Legal Administrative Assistant Certificate from Capilano University in May 2013 and joined QA Law in September 2013 as the office services manager. She began working as a legal administrative assistant in January 2014 and obtained her Paralegal Certificate from Vancouver Community College in July 2016. She began working as a paralegal in April 2017.

Bronwyn has considerable experience in personal injury law and in defence of motor vehicle accident claims. 

Karyn-Coles

Phone: 604-601-3724
Fax: 604-687-3741
Email: KColes@qalaw.com

Karyn Coles

Accounting Manager
Sheena-Virs

Phone: 604-601-3643
Fax: 604-687-3741
Email: SVirs@qalaw.com

Sheena Virs

Accounting
Sheena has been with QA Law since January 2020. She works in the Accounting department assisting Karyn Coles. Harper, Sheena’s rescue dog, often accompanies her to the office and has become part of the team. When Sheena is not working she likes to spend time with her family and friends.
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Phone: 604-601-3804
Fax: 604-687-3741
Email: tcritchley@qalaw.com

Taylor Critchley

Human Resources Manager
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