David launched the Whitelaw Twining Injury practice (WT-injury) when he joined us in 2002, building on an already successful career as a trial lawyer. Since then, David has expanded our list of bodily injury clients from less than 10 to nearly 400 – and growing. With an impressive and proven track record for results, David has achieved a remarkable total of nearly $100 million paid out to injured clients in trial awards or settlements.
Over the last 20 years of his practice, David has handled everything from chronic myofascial/musculoskeletal injury claims and psychiatric/psychological injury claims, to catastrophic injury claims and everything between. With extensive experience in claims such as spinal cord injuries and traumatic brain injuries, David draws on his experience in these often-complicated cases to ensure every client’s claim is thoroughly presented in order to obtain a successful and fair legal conclusion.
David frequently appears as trial and appeal counsel for injured parties in both the Supreme Court of British Columbia and the British Columbia Court of Appeal. David has also appeared as trial counsel in the Federal Court of Canada and the Federal Court of Appeal. With nearly 25 years of trial experience and a thriving team of legal professionals behind him, David now spends a large part of his practice strategizing, mentoring and consulting with his ever growing WT-injury team.
David has a special interest in the effective use of medical-legal and other critical experts in the handling of our client’s bodily injury claims and trials. David has published many articles on the subject of the effective use of expert evidence at trial and has also frequently presented as an invited guest lecturer at legal, allied health and other professional conferences in this area.
J.D. (Juris Doctor), University of Alberta, 1995
B.A., Simon Fraser University, 1991
Professional Memberships & Affiliations
Called to the British Columbia Bar in 1996
Member of the Canadian Bar Association
Member of the Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia
Member of the Law Society of British Columbia
Member of the Vancouver Bar Association
Volunteer Lawyer Access Pro Bono Legal Advice Clinic