Shopping for a lawyer? Please give my review a glance before you commit…5 years ago I was involved in a MVA resulting in a fairly serious single injury.During the next few immediate days as |I interacted with the various health care providers ( ortho surgeons, nurses and even the attending accident scene police) one thing they all said to me was ” get a lawyer:” I decided to at least look into this and see what I could learn. One of the first smart moves I did was to at least shop Vernon for a lawyer that I liked. I made 5 different appointments. I was to learn a bit about greed. 3 out of 5 law offices already had my contract drawn up for me ready to sign as soon as I walked in the door (!) without actually even meeting the lawyer. Yeah no thanks. One of them even asked me to initial a “special clause ” allowing them to charge me up to 40% if they should “go over their budget. (legal max fee is a third) Then one day, one of the rehab personnel mentioned a lawyer that would actually come to the facility to see how his clients were doing. After a short interview the next smart move I did was to hire the Lawyer Mr. Bill Dick and his excellent team,in particular his Paralegal Secretary Cathy Davies Endless patience is just one of Cathy’s skillset as she fielded my innumerable phone calls. You want someone knowledgeable there when you phone. And you will phone…. First and foremost this well known and very popular lawyer is a family man. Caring and understanding, he knows exactly what youre saying when you say your injury has affected your earning potential and your life. This excellent Vernon lawyer was just very recently accredited with the prestigious title of Queens Counsel. Awarded to only 7% of BC lawyers, its an award that does not come easily. Necessary qualities you must possess are Integrity, Honesty and Skill to name a few. (and just a general all around good dude, that’s MOST important) Everybody in Vernon should be damned proud to have him in our community. So after almost 5 years my case came to a satisfying end. Thank you so very much Bill and Cathy for all your excellent professional help. Obviously my name isn’t tom terrific, its Tim and if youd like to chat with me personally wander into the bean scene around 730 am. Thanks for reading.