A former partner at Giusti Nairne Lawyers, after his partner of 13 years decided to retire, Ron decided this was his opportunity to join Sager LLP and move his practice to West Vancouver. Ron has deep roots in West Vancouver, where he grew up and attended school. He continues to serve his clients across the Lower Mainland and on the Sunshine Coast as well as maintaining part-time offices in Burnaby and on the Coast.
With over 30 years’ experience, Ron has appeared in all levels of Court in British Columbia. He has extensive experience and success in both judge alone and jury trials, including multi-million dollar verdicts, however, Ron views the practice of law as much more than running trials. Clients usually have expectations of more than winning at trial. Ron tries to identify those expectations and works towards meeting those needs. While most cases do settle without trial, Ron won’t hesitate to recommend the matter be resolved in Court when it is in his clients’ best interests.
In 2018-19, Ron served as President of the Trial Lawyers Association of BC (TLABC) and is currently serving as the immediate past-president, where he continues to play an active role in TLABC issues. He has served on numerous committees, the Board of Governors and the Executive since becoming a member in 1998.
Ron is a much in demand speaker at continuing legal education and trial lawyers seminars on a variety of topics including presenting expert evidence, discovery practice and the implied duty of confidentiality. He presents to doctors interested in ensuring their reports comply with the rules relating to expert evidence and actively contributes to legal publications.
In 2010, he returned to West Vancouver and lives near Horseshoe Bay where he enjoys everything this spectacular community has to offer. He is an avid sailor and spends time on the Sunshine Coast enjoying a summer retreat first owned by his grandparents almost 100 years ago.
A University of British Columbia graduate, Ron received degrees in both law and commerce in 1989. The challenges of law won him over and he began practicing civil litigation with an emphasis on personal injury.
Law degree: University of British Columbia, 1989
Called to the bar: 1990
Professional affiliations: Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia, American Association for Justice