David Wallin

Partner - Practice Group Chair

David Wallin Law Corporation

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    Amber Holland
    604 443 3490


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 $150 million paid out to injured clients in trial awards or pre-trial settlements.

Over the last 25 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 the prosecution and handling of 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 fair and successful 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 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 considerable experience in handling motor vehicle collisions and the handling of large loss claims involving motor vehicle collisions with cyclists and pedestrians, as well as sports and recreation claims as well as commercial and social host claims.  As a former Surrey Fire Service Firefighter for many years prior to attending law school, David has many Firefighter clients and has a special interest in representing Firefighters and is well-acquainted with the unique aspects involved in advancing bodily injury claims on behalf of first responders.

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 at trial. 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 critical area.

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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

Representative Cases

  • Cheung v. Mercedes Benz Canada Ltd. et al., 1997 BCPC Vancouver Registry (unreported) (BCPC)
  • International Nesmont Industrial Corp. v. Coopers & Lybrand, 1998 CanLII 3962 (BCSC)
  • International Nesmont Industrial Corp. v. Coopers & Lybrand, 1998 CanLII 3963 (BCSC)
  • Grinshpun v. University of British Columbia, 1999 182 FTR 150; 1999 FC 9154 (CanLII) (Federal Court of Canada)
  • Grinshpun v. University of British Columbia, 2000 BCCA 69 (CanLII) (BCCA)
  • Brownell v. Information Highway Inc., 2000 BCSC 982 (CanLII) (BCSC)
  • Grinshpun v. University of British Columbia, 2000 FC 30127 (CanLII) (Federal Court of Canada – Trial Division)
  • Meyer v. Danka Business Systems Ltd., 2001 BCSC 428 (CanLII) (BCSC)
  • Grinshpun v. University of British Columbia, 2000 FCA (unreported) (Federal Court of Appeal)
  • Grinshpun v. University of British Columbia, 2000 BCSC CC994242 New Westminster Registry, A.W. MacKenzie, J. (unreported) (BCSC)
  • Yorkston v. 364296 B.C. Ltd., 2000 BCSC No. 8816 Cranbrook Registry, Josephson, J. (unreported) (BCSC)
  • Grinshpun v. University of British Columbia 2001 BCSC 967 (CanLII) (BCSC)
  • Tamlin International Homes v. Ikoma et al., 2001 BCSC 1039 (CanLII) (BCSC)
  • Re: Lee Estate, 2001 BCSC 1320 (CanLII) (BCSC)
  • Kendal v. Gemex Developments Corp., 2002 BCSC Vancouver Registry, Hood J., (unreported) (BCSC)
  • Vancouver Chinatown Merchants Assoc. v. Assessor of Area #09, 2002 BCSC 721 (CanLII) (BCSC)
  • Clark, Wilson v. Information Highway.com, Inc., 2002 BCSC 4017 (CanLII) (BCSC)
  • Mizuguchi v. Keller, d.b.a. Pacific Inter-Link Hosts, 2003 BCSC Vancouver Registry, Action No. S004876, Catliff J. (unreported) (BCSC)
  • Klut v. Flash Courier Services Inc. et al., WCAT-2003-01173, 2003 CanLII 68886 (BC WCAT)
  • Highlander Disposal Ltd. et al. v. Northwest Waste Systems Inc., 2004 BCSC 1064 (CanLII) (BCSC)
  • Boychuck v. Great Vancouver Housing Corporation, 2006 BCSC Vancouver Registry, E. Myers J. (unreported) (BCSC)
  • Laface v. Boknows Hotels Inc. and McWilliams, 2006 BCCA 227 (CanLII) (BCCA)
  • McGregor v. Pacific Rim Equipment Inc. et al., WCAT-2006-02226, 2006 CanLII 84172 (BC WCAT)
  • Stewart v. Great Vancouver Regional District et.al., 2008 BCSC Vancouver Registry, Mashuhara J. (unreported) (BCSC)
  • Reimer v. Cultus Lake Waterpark Ltd., 2008 BCSC 1577 (CanLII) (BCSC)
  • K.T. v. A.S. et al., 2009 BSC 1653 (CanLII) (BCSC)
  • Oddguys Holdings Ltd. v. S.C.Y. Chow Enterprises Co. Ltd., 2009 BCSC 1867 (CanLII) (BCSC)
  • 469238 B.C. Ltd. et al. v. Sunvalley Speedway Ltd. et al., 2010 BCSC Vernon Registry, Action No. 44987, B.D. MacKenzie J. (unreported) (BCSC)
  • Oddguys Holdings Ltd. v. S.C.Y. Chow Enterprises Co. Ltd., 2010 BCCA 176 (CanLII) (BCCA)
  • Yeung v. Dowbiggin et al., 2012 BCSC 206 (CanLII) (BCSC)
  • Kovac v. Moscone, 2012 BCSC 845 (CanLII) (BCSC)
  • Kovac v. Moscone, 2014 BCSC 259 (CanLII) (BCSC)
  • Smith v. Evashkevich, 2016 BCSC 1228 (CanLII) (BCSC)
  • Ranahan v. Oceguera, 2019 BCSC 228 (CanLII) (BCSC)
  • Talwerdi v. Green, 2019 BCSC 1891 (CanLII) (BCSC)
  • Foti v. Nonstop Adventure Ltd. et al., 2019 BCSC Vancouver Registry, Groves J. (unreported) (BCSC)
  • Kempton v. Estate of Struke et al., 2020 BCSC (CanLII) (BCSC)