Dale has been practicing law in Victoria since his call to the BC Bar in 1989. After completing his BA in Criminology at Simon Fraser University and his Law Degree at the University of Victoria, he has focused his practice on ICBC Plaintiff files and Criminal charges.
His many years before the courts have led to the successful defence of individuals accused of a wide variety of criminal charges including drug offences, driving offences, assault related offences and homicide. He has been lead counsel on several high profile cases leading to acquittals or reduced charges. In addition, he has been hired on occasion to prosecute a variety of Criminal Charges before the courts including Jury trials.
Dale recognizes that facing a criminal allegation is stressful for both the accused person and their family and he works hard to help them through the complicated Criminal Justice System with compassion and expertise. He regularly appears in Provincial Court, BC Supreme Court, including trial with Juries and has extensive experience in the BC Court of Appeal.
Dale brings his many years of appearing in court and negotiating with Crown Counsel to assist those injured in Motor Vehicle accidents. While always prepared to go to court to ensure your claim is pursued to a fair result, he recognizes that negotiation and mediation are often in the injured party’s best interest. His experience in negotiation and mediation is invaluable to this end. He has employed an experienced team including Scott Adams, a former adjuster with ICBC, who brings his 27 years in that role to better help you get the treatment, care and settlement you deserve.
When he is not practicing law, Dale is often volunteering his time to local High School law classes and University Law classes sharing his experiences and knowledge with the students. He continues to enjoy an active lifestyle, playing, coaching and umpiring in the community he has lived in his entire life