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.
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.
*Practicing as John B. Arnesen Law Corporation
Brian Cheng’s practice focuses on commercial, insurance, transportation, and injury litigation.
Brian enjoys the intellectual challenges of researching, identifying, and analyzing potential litigation risks. His expertise is particularly valuable when clients need a clear strategy to resolve complex disputes, whether through mediation or at trial.
Brian’s risk mitigation skills extend to his life outside the office too. He has volunteered as a leader with Scouts Canada for many years, and he has served as the Deputy National Commissioner for Safety and taught first-aid training courses to Scout leaders.
Before joining Lindsay LLP, Brian went to law school and practised in Seattle, Washington, in the areas of commercial litigation and personal injury. He is the first lawyer at Lindsay LLP licensed to practise in Washington State.
John Kim is a founding partner of Lindsay LLP. He represents clients in complex commercial, insurance, construction, environmental and product liability disputes.
John has developed specialized expertise in fire related claims and litigation. He’s represented clients in landmark cases in this area, and teaches fire and arson investigators at accredited courses in British Columbia.
In his litigation practice, John acts as B.C. counsel for several industrial product manufacturers, representing client interests in environmental recovery and product liability actions.
*Practicing as John J. Kim Law Corporation
Margot Liechti’s litigation practice focuses on insurance and commercial matters, with an emphasis on insurance defence, occupiers liability and environmental contamination matters.
Margot spent almost a decade teaching math, science and English before becoming a lawyer. She now combines her teaching expertise with her professional interests. She co-authors a regular column for the International Association of Arson Investigators Journal and co-instructs an introductory course on legal issues in an accredited fire and arson investigator program.
Margot’s background has also influenced her approach to the human, organizational and analytical aspects of practicing law. She is known for her ability to quickly focus on the details that will make a crucial difference to her clients’ objectives.
When she is not at the office, Margot is a passionate advocate for mental health issues. She is a volunteer for the Access Pro Bono Society of B.C. Mental Health Program, advocating for persons certified under the Mental Health Act in mental health review panel hearings.
Scott W. Urquhart is an insurance litigator and one of the founding members of Lindsay LLP.
Scott advises insurance companies on coverage matters and represents insurers in coverage disputes. He acts for both plaintiffs and defendants in complex multi-party litigation arising from property losses and construction disputes. Scott has represented officers and directors of companies, architects, contractors, and owners.
Scott also acts for both plaintiffs and defendants in personal injury matters and has experience in commercial and fraud litigation. He has successfully appeared before all levels of British Columbia’s courts, WCAT and the BC Human Rights Tribunal.
Whether working with his clients, appearing in court or dealing with opposing parties, Scott places a premium on professionalism and courtesy while vigorously advancing his clients’ interests towards an economical and fair resolution.
Born and raised in British Columbia’s Cariboo region, Scott taught on Vancouver Island for several years before attending law school. He has presented at conferences of the Continuing Legal Education Society and Canadian Defence Lawyers. He has published several articles on insurance related issues and is a contributing author to CLE BC’s Advising British Columbia Businesses.