I am a lawyer at Murphy Battista’s Vancouver office. My practice focuses on representing plaintiffs in medical malpractice cases against doctors and hospitals, class actions, products liability matters, motor vehicle accidents, insurance disputes, and disability claims.
After my call to the BC Bar in 2005, I articled and practiced at a respected firm in downtown Vancouver defending hospitals and representing defendants. From 2007 to 2009, I practiced law in London, England, where I was lucky to have met my wife. I used my skills in advocacy and persuasion to convince her, originally from Calgary, to move back to Vancouver with me in 2009. At that time, I started practicing in one of Canada’s most well-respected litigation firms representing physicians in medical malpractice actions, which is what I did until I joined Murphy Battista.
Given my experience as a defense lawyer, I am well-acquainted with the tactics used by defendant insurers. I take great pride in being able to use my knowledge to ensure that my clients are fairly and adequately compensated for their losses. I understand that most people feel like fish out of water when involved with our legal system. I see part of my job as ensuring that the dispute resolution and litigation processes are as stress-free as possible for my clients and their families. My top priorities are to assist my clients to gain access to the appropriate treatments and resources to enable them to recover as much and as quickly as possible, and to ensure that my clients clearly understand the personal injury claim process. At the same time, I fight hard to make sure my clients obtain fair and adequate compensation for such things as pain and suffering, loss of past and future income, and costs associated with accommodating injuries.
Born and raised in Burnaby, I attended Moscrop and Burnaby Central secondary schools and obtained a BA in philosophy at SFU before completing my law degree at the University of Alberta in 2004. My wife and I now live on the North Shore and spend most of our free time trying to keep up with our three children.
- University of Alberta, JD, 2004
- Simon Fraser University, BA, 2001
- Member, Executive Committee, CBA National Health Law Section (2012 – present)
- Member, CBA-BC Branch, Health, Civil Litigation and Insurance Subsections
- Member, Medical Legal Society of British Columbia
- Director-at-Large, Vancouver Bar Association (2011-2013)
Publications and Presentations
- Presenter, Harper Grey Insurance Seminar, 2010 and 2011
- Co-Author, “Psychological Damages in Delayed Diagnosis Cases,” presented at the Canadian Medical Protective Association Symposium, 2009
Disclaimer: The outcome of every legal proceeding will vary according to the facts and unique circumstances in each individual case. References to successful case results where the lawyers at Murphy Battista LLP have acted for clients are not necessarily a guarantee or indicative of future results.
Andrew Brine and Irina Kordic represented Ms. Beaudoin who sustained a neck fracture, multiple soft tissue injuries and psychological injuries as a result of a motor vehicle accident. Ms. Beaudoin’s ability to work was the main issue at trial. Although she had gone back to work shortly after the accident, she did so while heavily medicated and in constant pain. She stopped working altogether about a year before trial. The court accepted the arguments of Mr. Brine and Ms. Kordic that Ms. Beaudoin was completely disabled and awarded $650,000 for her loss of capacity to work. Ms. Beaudoin’s total award at trial was over $1,000,000 which was more than three times what she was offered to settle before trial.
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My family has been very active in fundraising for cancer researching including participating in the Ride to Conquer Cancer since 2009.
Andrew Brine was wonderful, he was very attentive to all my questions and concerns and made sure all my needs were met. The whole team involved was so kind and caring. I am so glad I went to Murphy Battista for my case and recommend them to anyone looking for a lawyer.
Andrew Brine came recommended to me at a time when I was feeling somewhat vulnerable after an accident. From our first meeting, I felt understood and knew that I was in ‘good hands’. Andrew was very caring and compassionate. He was always professional and provided me with knowledgeable advice. Andrew was very responsive, and I always felt I was kept in the loop throughout the almost 2-year process. I most value his understanding for my situation and the support he has given me, and I am very grateful to be able to put this behind me now. A sincere thank you to Andrew and I would highly recommend him to others in need of an excellent lawyer.
Andrew Brine and Alex-Wittgenstein you are a team founded on excellence and integrity. I am deeply grateful for your tirelessly work and patience in answering all my questions. Thank you for always informing me of the best option to take in resolving my case. You ensured that the law worked in my favor and protected my interest in this complicated legal battle. Thank you for going the extra mile multiple times and for your exceptional negotiating skills which gave us such a positive outcome. It really was a miracle and I am more than grateful. M. Dawn
How can I describe Scott Stanley and his team? Excellent communication, well spoken, punctual, well organized, thorough, detail oriented, client-oriented, protecting client well-being, in-depth knowledge of personal injury laws/case laws, experienced team. I have been working with Scott and his team (Leslie McDougall (legal Assistant) & Andrew Brine (lawyer)) for many years on my case and I am extremely impressed with their professionalism and staying on top of my case amongst many others, while maintaining consistent contacts and keeping me up to date through emails and phone calls. I had a previous lawyer before Scott and trust me, I have never met the previous lawyer aside from his articling student who were negligent in their job. Scott was willing to taken on my case and was able to attain a great outcome through hard work and commitment in his responsibilities as my legal representatives. Being able to contact Scott, Leslie and Andrew when I needed them, either, at the office (in person), email or cell phone, was very important and they were quick to respond if, they were in trial. Having a team like Scott’s has been life saving and most importantly, mentally supportive, for me and my family as it was tough at the beginning as my 2 vehicle accidents negatively affected my way of life and work. Having them close by with just a phone call away gave me a peace of mind that I am well taken care of. Don’t be attracted to flashy advertising on TV/internet or newsprints or being amongst the top searched personal injury lawyer on google, because that was how I found my first lawyer. It was a bad decision. I was lucky enough to have met Scott through an acquaintance who was also his past client. Working with Scott and his team has been the wisest and smartest decision as Scott was able to get me an excellent outcome without going to trial. My family and I are thankful and appreciative of everything Scott and his team has done for us and would 100% refer everyone to him when they need someone who will stand by them after suffering any injuries. I stronger encourage you to first do your research (to fill the questions and curiosity you have about personal injuries)and then consider Scott Stanley, at Murphy Battista, as your personal injury lawyer. There are lots of information on what to do on their website when you’re injured so check it out. Thank you so much for everything Scott & Team!
When I first met Andrew Brine, I knew I was in good hands. He gave me the ability to focus on healing and also a sense of hope, while he took care of the rest. Paul Bosco and Scott Stanley also helped with my case, and they are all amazing lawyers. They genuinely care about their clients and work together as a team, to help you get what you deserve. I had a different lawyer before I switched to Murphy Battista and I am so glad I did! The amount of work Andrew and his team did in two years, was way more than what my previous lawyer had done in five years. I cannot thank them enough for everything they have done for me. I highly recommend Andrew to anyone who is looking for a lawyer. Thanks once again!!
I understand that most people feel like fish out of water when involved with our legal system. I see part of my job as ensuring that the dispute resolution and litigation processes are as stress-free as possible for my clients and their families.