Craig is a trial lawyer with Preszler Law BC.
Craig graduated from McGill University in Montreal before attending the University of British Columbia law school, where he received his LL.B.
Craig has always had a passion for being in a courtroom. Earlier in his career, he practiced several areas of the law, essentially never saying no to anything that would get him into court. This experience not only sharpened his litigation skills, it gave him insider knowledge on the various tactics and strategies used by insurance companies. As time went on, Craig decided to focus exclusively on what he loved – fighting against insurance companies on behalf of plaintiffs. Since that time, he has acted exclusively for injured people on claims involving brain injuries, psychological injuries, broken bones and other orthopaedic injuries, soft tissue injuries and chronic pain, and wrongful death claims.
Over the last few years, Craig has achieved several notable results on behalf of injured plaintiffs. His recent trial successes include Dabu v. Schwab, 2016 BCSC 613; Diep v. Cunha, 2015 BCSC 819; Dizon v. Losier, 2017 BCSC 431; and Zhang v. Ghebreanenya, 2015 BCSC 938. All of these trial results beat the pre-trial settlement offers made by the respective defendants or their insurers. Additionally, Craig has successfully protected his clients from baseless attacks by opposing parties or their witnesses. In Dabu, the court found the defendant’s evidence to be unreliable and declined to consider it [paras. 25-29]. In Dizon, Craig’s cross-examination of a defence witness led the court to find that witness had colluded with the defendant to completely fabricate his testimony, that the witness had perjured himself, and that Craig’s client would be awarded “special costs” as a result [paras. 43-47]. Craig’s recent work also includes successful “chambers” activity, such as Zerkee v. Grelish, 2016 BCSC 750, where the plaintiff obtained an order blocking the defendants from proceeding to trial by jury.
While trial can be necessary, Craig believes that much time, expense, and additional hardship is avoided with good communication and knowledge of the case. Given that the legal system can be challenging and confusing, Craig takes pride in ensuring excellent communication with his clients. This helps him understand how his clients have suffered, and enables him to advocate for a fair settlement outside of the courtroom. As a result, he has achieved many settlements that represent fair compensation for his respective clients, including seven-figure settlements.
In his spare time, Craig enjoys a variety of sports and outdoor activities in-and-around the Vancouver area, and enjoys playing board games with his friends. He is also a self-proclaimed accomplished home cook and a Seattle Seahawks season ticket holder.
**Past results are not indicative of future results.