Roger Watts

Roger Watts

Roger Watts

Practice Areas

  • Personal injury litigation – plaintiff and defence
  • Insurance litigation and coverage
  • Property loss and subrogated claims
  • Motor vehicle claims
  • Marine insurance and claims
  • Motor carrier claims
  • Insurance coverage – defence
  • Aviation claims
  • Transportation law

professional organizations

  • Director, Canadian Defence Lawyers
  • Member, Automobile Insurance Committee, CBABC
  • Past President, Canadian Transportation Lawyers Association (CTLA)
  • CTLA Representative, U.S. Transportation Lawyers Association
  • Past Chair, Maritime Law Subsection, CBABC
  • Director, H.R. MacMillan Space Centre
  • Volunteer and Fundraiser, Touchstone Theatre
  • Director, Carousel Theatre for Young People
  • Organizing Committee, Peak to Peak Annual Fundraiser, BC Alpine Ski Association


  • University of Victoria, LL.B, 1998
  • University of British Columbia, B.Sc., 1995

Bar Admissions

  • Yukon Territory, 2008
  • British Columbia, 1999


Roger Watts has a busy civil litigation practice, where he focuses on resolving disputes involving motor vehicle, marine, motor carrier and aviation insurance claims. He has appeared at all levels of British Columbia courts, in the Federal Court of Canada and in the Yukon Supreme Court.

Roger represents plaintiffs and defendants in matters where complex catastrophic losses are at issue, whether those losses involve property damage, personal injury or death. He acts for trucking, shipping and motor vehicle interests in cargo loss and injury claims, and for marine underwriters in actions involving multi-modal carriage disputes, collisions, fire loss, mortgages, regulatory issues and product liability.

Roger sits on the board of directors of Canadian Defence Lawyers, a national organization serving the insurance defence bar. He is also a member of the Canadian Bar Association BC Branch and is a past president of the Canadian Transport Lawyers’ Association. Previously, Roger also served as chair of the CBABC Maritime Law Subsection, legislative chair of the Marine Insurance Association of BC and a director of the Trial Lawyers Association of BC.

Roger’s interests outside the office keep him just as busy as his law practice. Each year, he lends his time and talent to The Lawyer Show, an annual fundraising production for Vancouver’s Touchstone Theatre and Carousel Theatre for Young People.  He also serves as a director of the Carousel Theatre and the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre.