Property Loss/ Subrogated Claims Archives - Lindsay LLP

Shahhin Asiaee

By // In // 2019.03.15 // Read More

Shahhin Asiaee is a civil litigator whose practice focuses on insurance defence of personal injury claims arising out of motor vehicle accidents.

Shahhin graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of British Columbia. She then moved to Australia and obtained her law degree from Bond University with honours.

She began her legal career working on personal injury claims arising out of motor vehicle claims on the Plaintiff side. Shahhin then made the switch to focus her practice to the defence of personal injury claims. This has given Shahhin the opportunity to see these matters from both perspectives helping her to achieve her client’s objectives.

When she is not representing clients, Shahhin enjoys travelling to new cities and loves exploring the food scene both abroad and locally. She also tries to maintain a healthy lifestyle by participating in various group fitness classes.

Hue T. Dinh

By // In // 2018.04.09 // Read More

Hue’s practice focuses on insurance litigation matters with an emphasis on personal injury, motor vehicle claims, construction defects and property loss/subrogated claims. Hue has represented clients before the British Columbia Supreme Court and the Provincial Court of British Columbia.

Prior to joining Lindsay LLP, Hue practiced at a boutique litigation firm in Vancouver handling motor vehicle claims and general civil litigation matters. She also has experience in administrative law, and estate and strata litigation.

Hue graduated with a J.D. from the University of British Columbia. While at law school, she was a student clinician with the UBC Innocence Project, an organization that investigates claims of wrongful convictions. In addition, Hue acted as a research assistant for the FREDA Centre for Research on Violence Against Women and Children with Pro Bono Students Canada, a program that provides legal services free of charge to organizations and individuals.

When she is not in the office, Hue enjoys trying new recipes and spending time with her family.

Andrew N. Epstein

By // In // 2019.07.31 // Read More

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 J. Jackson

By // In // 2016.11.23 // Read More

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 J. Kim

By // In // 2016.12.01 // Read More

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, P.Eng., FCIArb – Retired

By // In // 2016.10.03 // Read More

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.

Jenelle Mack

By // In // 2019.11.22 // Read More

Jenelle Mack is a civil litigator practicing in the area of insurance defence litigation, including personal injury claims and motor vehicle claims.

Prior to joining Lindsay, Jenelle maintained a broad civil litigation practice and has experience handling complex commercial matters. She has assisted her clients in navigating and resolving disputes involving contract litigation, construction litigation, debt recovery and wrongful termination. Jenelle has represented property owners, contractors, architects, employers and employees.

Jenelle has represented and advocated for clients before the Provincial and Supreme Courts of British Columbia as well as various administrative boards, tribunals, and regulatory boards in a range of tort, commercial and employment disputes. Jenelle’s focus is on achieving results for her clients, whether through litigation, negotiation, mediation or arbitration. Her clients value her determination and effective ability to provide innovative yet practical client solutions.

When Jenelle has time away from the office, she enjoys travelling and working out so that she can indulge her passion for trying new restaurants.

Callan W. MacKinlay

By // In // 2018.05.24 // Read More

Callan W. MacKinlay articled with Lindsay LLP after completing a law degree at Thompson Rivers University in 2017. He was called to the bar in May of 2018 and has worked at Lindsay LLP since.

Callan’s practice has focused on general insurance law, working on files involving the following topics: personal injury, motor vehicle, coverage, property damage, subrogation, assault, wrongful dismissal, and motor vehicle claims. Callan has also recently taken on dental malpractice claims to broaden his experience.

Callan has completed multiple trials in BC Provincial Court, has attended chambers in the BC Supreme Court, and assisted senior counsel with submissions in the BC Court of Appeal. Callan has also represented clients at the Human Rights Tribunal and Civil Resolution Tribunal.

During law school, Callan conducted the research on The Annotated Guide to the British Columbia Interpretation Act and assisted with submissions on a Supreme Court of Canada Case. Callan also competed in the BC Law Schools Moot in 2017 on the Thompson Rivers University Team.

When he is not assisting clients, Callan enjoys traveling in the Interior, baking, and making cocktails.

Kelly Rollins

By // In // 2016.09.23 // Read More

Kelly Rollins is an associate lawyer with Lindsay LLP. She defends the interests of insurers and their insureds in disputes involving property damage, personal injury and allegations of professional errors and omissions. A growing portion of her practice is focused on claims against dentists and dental professionals.

Kelly is adept at managing complex litigation, including subrogated matters and disputes involving significant risk. She has represented client interests in the British Columbia Supreme Court and Provincial court, and has experience in alternative dispute resolution processes.

Prior to joining Lindsay LLP, Kelly articled at a regional full-service firm in Vancouver where she gained experience in a broad range of practice areas including estate, personal injury, construction and family litigation.

During her law studies, Kelly was an active member of Student Legal Services, providing legal services for individuals in need. In her summers during law school and prior to starting her law studies, Kelly volunteered with the Access Pro Bono Society of British Columbia, a legal advocacy organization in Vancouver.

While not at the office, Kelly enjoys hiking in and around Vancouver, traveling and playing squash.

Roger Watts

By // In // 2016.09.23 // Read More

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.