Andrew has been providing legal advice to the insurance industry and self-insured corporations for more than 25 years.
He has extensive experience in multi-party litigation, including construction disputes; catastrophic bodily injury claims; subrogation of property loss claims; and coverage disputes, including defending coverage opinions in court. He has also handled claims relating to class actions, professional liability and directors’ and officers’ liability.
Andrew is a frequent and popular speaker at legal and insurance industry conferences and author of numerous papers of interest to the industry.
With a mixture of practical experience, a common sense approach and a deep knowledge of the relevant law, Andrew is ready to assist you with whatever your legal needs require.
*Practising as Andrew N. Epstein, Personal Law Corporation.
Michael Jackson is one of the founding partners of Lindsay LLP. He is an experienced defence lawyer, having appeared at all levels of court, up to and including the Supreme Court of Canada. His clients include general property, casualty and professional liability insurers.
Michael was born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts at the University of British Columbia in 1975 and a Bachelor of Laws at the University of Victoria in 1981. He was admitted to the British Columbia Bar in 1982.
Michael has practiced general insurance defence litigation since 1982, with a particular emphasis on product liability, occupier’s liability, personal injury (including catastrophic injury and fatal accident claims), marine and motor carrier cargo claims and industrial accident claims (including fires, gas explosions and blasting). He also handles claims relating to entertainment and sports liability, motor vehicle, highway maintenance, commercial/social host liquor liability and professional liability. In addition, Michael provides advice and legal opinions on insurance coverage to general property, casualty, professional liability and travel accident insurers.
Michael has been invited to speak at continuing education seminars for insurance organizations such as the Canadian Risk and Insurance Management Society and both the Canadian and British Columbia Adjusters Association. He has also spoken at the Continuing Legal Education Society of B.C. Insurance Law conference and at numerous client seminars.
Michael enjoys a wide range of sports, including squash, soccer, skiing, sailing and cycling, as well as music, reading and travel.
*Practicing as MJ Jackson Law Corporation
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
Richard B. Lindsay, QC was one of the founding partners of Lindsay LLP. He is one of the most respected insurance defence litigators in Canada, well known for his legal acumen and for sharing his expertise through volunteer contributions that elevate professional excellence across the bar.
Before earning a law degree from the University of British Columbia in 1977, Richard earned a degree in civil engineering from Carleton University and worked as a project engineer with private and government organizations on varied civil engineering projects. He has remained registered as a Professional Engineer in British Columbia for forty-six years.
Richard’s experience as an engineer influenced the path that he chose in his legal career; he has built expertise in complex insurance claims litigation covering a very wide variety of property, casualty, energy, coverage and products liability matters.
Richard has represented clients at all levels of British Columbia courts and argued landmark cases at the Supreme Court of Canada. He developed an interest in alternative dispute resolution early on; he now acts as a mediator and arbitrator. He has completed the Harvard Law School Mediation Program, trained with the Alternate Dispute Resolution Institute of BC and obtained his fellowship with the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
For six years he sat as a Hearing Panel Member for disciplinary and credentials matters for the Law Society of British Columbia. He has acted as mediator, umpire, special referee and arbitrator and appeared before numerous administrative tribunals.
Throughout his career, Richard has led efforts to support the lawyers and the insurance and engineering professionals he works with in maintaining expertise. He has chaired the preeminent insurance law conference held in British Columbia since its inception over 20 years ago. He has also served terms as local president of the International Association of Arson Investigators and National President of Canadian Defence Lawyers and remains involved as a contributor to both organizations.
Richard sits as a contributing editor on insurance and fire investigation publications as well as being a frequent contributor
He continues to instruct on advocacy skills training for lawyers in Canada and for the past several years has served with Lawyers Without Borders instructing on the same skills to those involved in the Kenyan and Tanzanian judicial systems charged with prosecuting elephant and rhino poaching crimes.
Mr. Lindsay has recently decided to decline accepting litigation retainers and focus on expanding his mediation and arbitration practice areas. Given his background and experience his practice will be limited to matters relating to property, energy, engineering and construction matters, insurance coverage, fire losses, professional liability, products liability and multiparty lawsuits.
Nikta Shirazian is a civil litigator and practices primarily in the area of insurance law. She has gained experience in insurance defence claims relating to construction law, property damage, product liability, professional liability, motor vehicle accidents and personal injury. Nikta also maintains a subrogation practice, particularly relating to property damage, product liability and construction law. Nikta has appeared before all levels of court in British Columbia.
Nikta also has a keen interest in the law of privacy, particularly in relation to privacy torts and legislation pertaining to safe handling and non-disclosure of information. She has presented numerous times on these topics and co-authored an article with Dr. Chris Hunt titled “Canada’s Statutory Privacy Torts in Commonwealth Perspective” which was published in the Oxford University Comparative Law Forum. Nikta recently completed the CLM level 1 Cyber Claims course on cyber security, data breaches and compliance with regulatory frameworks in Canada, United States and Europe.
Nikta maintains a very client-focused practice and often presents at client seminars on various insurance related subjects as well as new developments in the law.
Nikta joined Lindsay LLP as an articled student after completing her law degree at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, British Columbia. Nikta stayed on with the firm as an associate following the completion of her articles. She was called to the Bar in 2017. While studying law full time, Nikta served as a research assistant to five professors and a senior editor for the Canadian Journal of Comparative and Contemporary Law. She also earned a place on the Dean’s List for academic achievement.
Outside of work, Nikta loves to travel and explore new cities. Her favourite travel destinations include Napa Valley, USA; Osaka, Japan; and London, England.