Areas of Practice
- Fraudulent and suspicious claims
- Health law
- Latent defects
- Liquor Liability
- Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution
- Occupiers liability
- Products Liability
- Professional liability
- Property & casualty
- Public authorities liability
- Self insured programs
When Jeremy Martin assesses a new file, every possible aspect of the case is taken into consideration. With over twenty years’ experience, Jeremy knows what to look for, how to find it and how best to use the evidence to achieve an early resolution to a claim. His practice covers complex personal injury and motor vehicle accidents, part 7 accident benefits claims, occupiers’ liability actions, property claims and coverage opinions for a number of insurers with major franchise operations.
Jeremy works closely with his clients and tailors his recommended strategy to the specific needs of each file, his knowledge of the plaintiff counsel and his understanding of each clients' preferred approach to claims resolution. Jeremy strives to be as accessible and proactive as possible in his communications with all the parties involved in a dispute. When an acceptable resolution cannot be reached, Jeremy’s clients benefit from his extensive trial experience in the BC Supreme Court and Provincial Court.
Jeremy oversees the firm’s day to day operations as the managing partner.
What advice would you offer someone starting out as an insurance defence lawyer?
The pace of business is so quick these days that you have to be highly responsive to meet clients’ expectations and constantly adapting to address clients’ evolving needs .
What is your deepest obsession outside of work?
I am a big sports fan and spend most weekends at a soccer pitch, softball diamond or in a gym proudly coaching or cheering from the sidelines as my two daughters enjoy their various athletic pursuits.
Most satisfying moments as an insurance defence lawyer?
Achieving an efficient settlement of a claim for a client is always satisfying, but its especially gratifying when you can get the matter resolved without using the full amount of the settlement authority.
Stats & Facts
Called to the Bar of British Columbia - 1995
University of British Columbia: LL.B. - 1994
Trinity Western University: B.A. with Honours in History (major) and Drama (minor) - 1990
Treasurer, Risk Management Counsel of Canada
Member of the Law Society of B.C.
Member of the Canadian Bar Association
Member of the Victoria Bar Association
Board member of the Chemainus Theatre Festival Society and Foundation
Past member of Pacific Theatre Society Board
Past member of the Peninsula Players Community Theatre
Coach and Vice-President of Softball of Layritz Little League
Treasurer of the Vancouver Island Wave 2001 Girls Soccer Club
Managing Partner, Carfra Lawton LLP - 2007 to present
Partner, Carfra Lawton LLP - 2002 to 2007
Associate, Carfra Lawton LLP - 1995 to 2002