Brandon joined Murphy Battista in May 2015 after completing his articles with the firm.
Brandon’s litigation experience includes working with senior counsel on several different trials for clients coping with catastrophic injuries including paraplegia and brain injuries.
When I’m able to pass on a piece of good news, like confirming ICBC Part 7 benefits are on the way or that the cost of the physio and massage that is making a client feel better are covered, it’s really rewarding. Although some of these things may seem small in terms of the big picture, you start to see it from a different perspective and you begin to really appreciate how sometimes what seems like a little thing makes a big difference to someone’s quality of life.
Brandon approaches a personal injury claim by first seeking to gain a full understanding of the challenges that a client is facing. The next step is to assess the options available to assist and taking care of the procedural aspects of the personal injury claim process, which may lead to a trial or a negotiated settlement. This work necessarily includes:
- Researching points of law specific to a given case
- Providing advice to clients on the likelihood of success and what they might expect to achieve
- Drafting the documents necessary to start a claim
- Dealing with witnesses and gathering evidence in support of a claim
- Examinations for discovery and representing clients in chambers on applications necessary to move the client’s claim forward
- Trial (if necessary)
- Dealing with negotiating and formalizing settlements or court orders if the matter proceeds to trial
In addition to personal injury claims, Brandon also has experience advising and representing clients on WorkSafeBC matters, chambers applications on wills variation issues and handling default judgments.
Outside of work Brandon enjoys basketball, skiing, and snowboarding.
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