Albert M. Roos, K.C.


A founding partner of SMR and now Counsel with the firm, Albert acts for plaintiffs in personal injury claims, including medical negligence matters, and is consistently rated one of the leading personal injury and medical malpractice lawyers in British Columbia.

Albert also maintains a significant administrative law practice and acts in a breadth of professional negligence matters. He has appeared before all levels of the Courts, including the Supreme Court of British Columbia, the British Columbia Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada.

Albert is an active member of the legal community and regularly participates as a speaker in various educational programs for the legal profession, including those offered by the Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia and the Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia.


  • LL.B., University of British Columbia, 1982
  • B.A. University of Prince Edward Island, 1979

Bar Admissions

  • British Columbia, 1983
  • Appointed Queen’s Counsel (now King’s Counsel) by the Attorney General of British Columbia, 2013
  • Best Lawyers in Canada™, Medical Negligence, 2006 – 2024
  • Best Lawyers in Canada™, Personal Injury Litigation, 2006 – 2024
  • Best Lawyers in Canada™, Professional Malpractice Law, 2006 – 2024
  • Best Lawyers in Canada™, Vancouver’s Lawyer of the Year, Personal Injury Litigation, 2010, 2017 and 2021
  • Rated as a “Litigation Star” in Insurance Law in British Columbia by Benchmark Canada
  • Recognised by Lexpert as being “Repeatedly Recommended” in the areas of Personal Injury and Medical Negligence Litigation
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Trial Lawyers’ Association of British Columbia

Acted for a young filmmaker who sustained a broken neck in an automobile accident, and, as a result of an incorrect medical diagnosis, was rendered quadriplegic

Acted for a skier who was rendered paraplegic as a result of a chairlift collapse

Has acted on a number of occasions for families of individuals killed in automobile and airplane crashes

Acted as co-counsel in the defense of BC Hydro in a case against it brought by its former President

Represented physicians in a hearing involving access to hospital and operating room privileges

Represented physicians and oral surgeons in disputes with the Medical Services Plan relating to billing practices

Defended a number of lawyers involved in disciplinary proceedings before the Law Society of British Columbia

Albert M. Roos, K.C.

E: [email protected]
T: 604-646-1007

Sue Martinig
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T: 604-646-1014

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