John B. Arnesen

John B. Arnesen

John B. Arnesen


  • Commercial litigation
  • Insurance litigation – defence
  • Insurance coverage
  • Professional liability
  • Property loss/subrogated claims


  • Listed as one of the “Best Lawyers in Canada” for Insurance Law, Medical Negligence and Professional Malpractice Law

Professional Organizations

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Canadian Defence Lawyers
  • Medical Legal Society
  • Lawyers Assistance Program
  • Access Pro Bono Society of British Columbia


  • University of British Columbia, LL.B, 1988
  • University of British Columbia, B.A., 1982


  • British Columbia, 1989


John Arnesen is a founding partner of Lindsay LLP. He is a civil litigator and has been practicing law in the area of general insurance litigation since 1989 on retainers by professional liability, general liability and property insurers. The focus of his practice has long been on professional errors and omissions, primarily in the defence of dentists, pharmacists and healthcare practitioners. John is also retained privately by professionals requiring assistance with their regulatory bodies. Additionally, he acts in a variety of personal injury matters and commercial disputes and is often retained to prosecute subrogated actions.

John has appeared before all levels of courts in British Columbia and before various tribunals.

John has long volunteered as a judge for the Professional Legal Training Course and has presented to the Continuing Legal Education Society of B.C. on the topic of insurance law.

Downhill skiing, kayaking and travel are pursuits John enjoys when he is not practicing law.