Areas of Practice
- Errors and Omissions
- Libel and defamation
- Personal Injury
- Products Liability
- Professional Indemnity
- Sports and Recreation
Amos has cultivated a career specializing in insurance related litigation. His expertise includes a range of insurance related matters including personal injury, property damage, professional liability and coverage issues.
Clients and opposing counsel can expect Amos to reach out promptly to ensure a file moves along swiftly and efficiently. At the outset, Amos conducts a thorough review of the all information available. In his experience, the key documents and pieces of information aren’t always the obvious ones—it’s often something seemingly insignificant that can turn a case.
Amos has always enjoyed oral advocacy, whether in mediation or in the courtroom. He relishes the challenge of combining legal skills with diplomacy and persuasion. Strong preparation, a conversational style, and knowing a file inside and out are the keys to Amos’s—and his clients’ success.
What is your favourite location to travel in BC?
Nelson and the Kootenays – friendly people, jaw dropping scenery and turn of the century charm make Nelson one of my favorite work destinations. The opportunity to appear in the region’s historic courthouses especially makes me look forward to returning.
What do your friends need to know before starting work as an insurance defence lawyer?
Insurance defence work can be incredibly diverse. Be prepared to investigate and assess a technical construction design claim one day while mediating a personal injury action the next.
What is your perfect meal?
The bistro lunch – best eaten outdoors with good friends and family who don’t have to be anywhere for a while. A pitcher of dry table wine; red for winter but otherwise rose. Toothsome fresh bread topped with butter and sea salt. The main course is steak tartare coarsely chopped and tossed with tart pickles. Dessert is an espresso or, perhaps more likely, another glass of wine.
Stats & Facts
Year called to the Bar:
The Bar of British Columbia - 2007
The Bar of Ontario - 2006
University of British Columbia: B.A. - 2001
Queen’s University: LL.B. - 2005
Professional Liability Underwriting Society
Canadian Bar Association
Partner, Carfra Lawton LLP - 2020 to present
Associate, Carfra Lawton LLP - 2015 to 2019
Associate, Dolden Wallace Folick LLP - 2013 to 2015
Associate, Richards Buell Sutton LLP - 2009 to 2013
Associate, Whitelaw Twining Law Corporation - 2007 to 2009
Associate, Gilbertson Davis Emerson LLP - 2006 to 2007
Articled Student, Gilbertson Davis Emerson LLP - 2005 to 2006