Biography

I am a personal injury lawyer with over 16 years of experience acting exclusively for injured people. For me the law is a means of protecting vulnerable people and achieving justice. My practice includes helping people deal with serious car accident claims, family compensation, wrongful death, and infant claims.

I’m a skilled trial lawyer and I have also enjoyed success representing clients at mediations and settlement negotiations.

I went to law school after a 13-year career with SkyTrain. During that time, I was also in the volunteer reserves of the Vancouver Police Department (my younger brother is a police officer). While at the VPD, experienced officers I worked with encouraged me to go to law school. By then I was already enrolled in the criminology program at Simon Fraser University. I applied to law school during my 3rd year and was accepted at Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto.

After completing my law degree, I returned to Vancouver and articled with a respected litigation firm. My articles included working on insurance defence files. The turning point for me occurred when I was researching case law to support the denial of insurance benefits to catastrophically injured people. My mother had been in a really bad car crash when I was a kid and had fractured her hip. I remember the terrible time she had while she was recovering and the impact her injury had on our family. I also remember the feeling that more could have been done to help her as she fought to regain her life. At that point, I decided insurance defence wasn’t for me and that I wanted to help the victims of car accidents and negligence. Since then, I have focused my practice on helping people to get fair compensation and access to appropriate rehabilitation.

I try to be a friendly, approachable person.  I find it very satisfying to talk to people, hear their stories, and find solutions to their issues. I know that the lingo that lawyers use is not second nature for most people, and I make sure my clients understand what legal terms mean and how the process works.

The daughter of hard working immigrants, I am very comfortable dealing with clients of all different ethnicities. Whether you are Indian, Asian, Polish or Caucasian the key is communication in a culturally sensitive, understandable way. I speak Punjabi and understand Hindi which is often helpful when gathering evidence and advising my clients.

I like a challenge and I often see people who’ve been told they don’t have a case – sometimes that’s true, but sometimes it just requires a different approach.

Outside my practice, I care about contributing to a positive, supportive environment for children that is free from poverty, abuse, and racism. I am also a huge sports fan. I admire the discipline and dedication it takes to be a professional athlete and I’m a proud supporter of the Canucks, BC Lion’s, Vancouver Whitecaps, and the Seattle Seahawks.

Education

  • LLB, Osgoode Hall Law School, 2001
  • Criminology, SFU – completed 3rd year before entering law school

Professional Associations

  • Executive Board Member, Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia
  • Member, American Association of Justice (formerly American Trial Lawyers Association)

Videos

Part 7 Accident Benefits with Raj Dewar

In this seminar Raj Dewar, of our Surrey office, provides an overview of Part 7 Accident Benefits, ICBC tort claims and WorkSafeBC claims: ICBC Part 7 Accident Benefits include medical and rehabilitation coverage up to $150,000, with additional amounts for disability payments per claimant. The deadline to apply is two…

Resources

PIRC Seminar Series

Community

  • Former trustee, Burnaby Hospital Foundation

I am a personal injury lawyer with over 16 years of experience acting exclusively for injured people. For me the law is a means of protecting vulnerable people and achieving justice. My practice includes helping people deal with serious car accident claims, family compensation, wrongful death, and infant claims.

Raj Dewer

We Are Proven Trial Laywers

meet your legal team

Get Your Life Back

Contact us for a free consultation

  • Disclaimer: The use of the internet or this Form for communication with the firm or its lawyers and staff is not secure and does not establish a lawyer-client relationship. Do not send confidential or time-sensitive information through this Form. If you need to send this type of information please call us first.
Or call us at: 1-888-683-9621