Brian is a first-generation Canadian whose parents immigrated from Macau and Hong Kong. He was born and raised in Vancouver with a strong international perspective, and close ties to Asia. In addition to English, he speaks Cantonese and is conversant in both Mandarin and French.
Brian practices personal injury law for plaintiffs, helping clients who have been injured in car accidents, slip and falls, dog bites, sporting accidents, and assaults. He also manages occupier’s liability cases, and can assist in matters involving psychological and emotional injuries. Brian has a broad understanding of personal injuries and insurance claims, having worked at WorkSafeBC, and acted for the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia. His comprehensive knowledge in these areas is an asset to prosecuting his clients’ claims.
Experienced Trial Lawyer
There can be many ways in which to resolve a personal injury claim. Brian works closely with his clients to understand their unique situations in order to determine the best way to proceed. Options may include settlement, alternate dispute resolution or if necessary, the court system. Brian has represented clients at all trial courts in BC, as well as before the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Tribunal of BC.
In his spare time, Brian enjoys weight lifting, snowboarding, cooking, playing the piano and travelling.
Member of SOGIC’s National Executive Committee of the CBA (2009 to present)
Member of the Executive of the Insurance section of the CBA, BC branch (2012 – 2014)
Guest speaker, Vancouver Coastal Health Neuropsychology Rounds, Vancouver General Hospital (2012)
UBC Faculty of Law, First Year Moot Court judge (2012)
Writer and contributor, Philippine Inquirer newspaper (2012)
Pro Bono Duty Counsel (2009 – 2012)
Member of the Executive of the Standing Committee on Equality of the CBA (2009 – 2011)
Co-Chair of SOGIC, CBA BC branch (2009 – 2011)
Member of the Executive of the Young Lawyers (Vancouver), CBA BC branch (2006 – 2010); Co-Chair (2009 – 2010)