Areas of Practice
- Health Law
- Occupier Liability
- Personal Injury
- Products Liability
- Property & Casualty
Andrew Buckley is an insurance defence lawyer practicing in a wide variety of areas, including personal injury, property damage, products liability and medical malpractice.
Andrew enjoys the diversity that practicing in insurance law brings. Andrew understands the importance of dedicating time into thoroughly understanding the details of each file and developing a strategy to suit each individual matter and client. Andrew also recognizes that seeing a matter to resolution requires clear, timely, and effective communication, both with clients and with other parties and their counsel.
Andrew studied as a classical and operatic singer before transitioning into the field of law. He brings the creativity and attention to detail required of that profession into his practice of law. Being a singer also means that Andrew is not afraid of public speaking and has effectively represented his clients in all levels of court in British Columbia.
Andrew was born and raised in Victoria. After spending some time articling and practicing in Vancouver, he has returned home to Victoria. He is excited to serve his home community as well as clients throughout the province. Outside of work, Andrew enjoys exploring the Island with his family and their dog.
What is your favourite location to travel in BC?
Nothing beats Tofino. Whether its enjoying a day at the beach, a hike through the old growth forests, or storm watching on a blustery day, there is so much natural beauty to see and explore.
How do you explain your job to your family?
I represent companies and individuals who have been sued and who reported that claim to their insurer. The insurance company then retains a lawyer such as me to defend that lawsuit on the insured’s behalf and to reach a resolution of the claim in a timely and cost-effective manner.
What is your deepest obsession outside of work?
My family. I love coming home at the end of the day to my wife and daughter.
Stats & Facts
Year called to the bar
British Columbia - 2016
University of Victoria, B.Mus. 2012
University of Victoria, B.A. 2012
University of Victoria, J.D. 2015
Associate, Carfra Lawton LLP, 2018 – Present
Associate, Guild Yule LLP, 2016-2018
Articled Student, Guild Yule LLP, 2015-2016
Summer Student, Guild Yule LLP, 2014