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Andrew D. Brine

I am a lawyer at Murphy Battista’s Vancouver office. My practice focuses on representing plaintiffs in ICBC claims, medical malpractice cases, products liability matters, and insurance claims.

After my call to the BC Bar in 2005, I articled and practiced at a highly 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.

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.

Given my experience as defense counsel, 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.

 

Presentations

  • Presenter, Harper Grey Insurance Seminar, 2010 and 2011

Publications

  • Co-Author, "Psychological Damages in Delayed Diagnosis Cases," presented at the Canadian Medical Protective Association Symposium, 2009

Professional Associations

  • 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)

Community Involvement

My family has been very active in fundraising for cancer researching including participating in the Ride to Conquer Cancer since 2009.