Robin McFee, K.C. named one of the Top 50 Trial Lawyers in Canada by Benchmark Litigation

Benchmark Litigation Canada has once again named SMR founding partner Robin McFee, K.C. as a Litigation Star and one of the Top 50 Trial Lawyers in Canada for 2024.  These 50 elite practitioners are selected after extensive research based on their excellence in trial work, unwavering peer and client reviews, and achievements in litigation practice. […]

SMR obtains damages award of more than $1.2 million for firefighter

SMR lawyers David Eleff and Elizabeth Janzen were counsel for Mr. Michael Smith, a firefighter and father of two who suffered injuries in a motor vehicle accident. He sustained a concussion, post-concussion syndrome, post-traumatic headaches, PTSD, and neck and back pain that had had become chronic by the time of trial. Expert opinion was that […]

SMR obtains judgment for national union following three day summary trial

Mike Shirreff and David Eleff were recently successful on a summary trial application for a national union client: Speckling v. CEP, 2023 BCSC 1446. The claim against the unions arose from events in the late 1990s at a pulp and paper mill in Powell River, British Columbia.  For the past 20+ years, the plaintiff and […]

SMR Welcomes Abrisham (Abby) Eshghi as an Associate

SMR is pleased to have Abby Eshghi join us as an Associate.  Abby clerked for the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court and the New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, before working as an Assistant Attorney General with the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office for four years.  Abby worked at another Vancouver litigation boutique before joining SMR […]

SMR Welcomes Gerry Cuttler, K.C. and Michael Steinbach to the Partnership

On September 1, 2023, SMR welcomed Gerry Cuttler, K.C. and Michael Steinbach to the partnership. Gerry joins SMR after practicing at various firms since being called to the bar in 1983.  He founded Cuttler & Company in 2011 and practiced there until joining SMR.  Gerry regularly acts as counsel in a wide range of corporate […]

SMR and its lawyers are recognised in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada®.

SMR as a firm, as well as five of our lawyers, have been included in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada®.  Best Lawyers is regarded by clients and legal professionals as a significant honour which is determined by votes received from local legal peers to recognize lawyers for their outstanding professional excellence.  Albert […]