Bruce Lemer

Email: blemer@lemerlaw.ca
Direct: 604-642-6363 

Bruce Lemer is well known for his  work in medical malpractice claims, complex personal injury and motor vehicle claims and consumer and products liability class actions. Since 2005 he has focused on all types of medical malpractice lawsuits, including hospital and nurse errors, surgical errors, diagnostic and drug prescription errors and prescription mistakes, and consumer class actions. He has represented plaintiffs in catastrophic personal injury claims  and products liability  and professional negligence claims against governments, blood products manufacturers and the Canadian Red Cross for infection with HIV and hepatitis C through blood transfusions and blood products. He was plaintiffs’ co-counsel in Endean v. Canadian Red Cross, a class action on behalf of individuals infected with hepatitis C through blood transfusions, which resulted in the largest products liability class action settlement in Canadian history. Bruce was also Canadian counsel in a U.S. action by Canadians infected with HIV from a product manufactured by Armour Pharmaceutical Company.  The case was profiled in a report by CNN TV correspondent Art Harris [see CNN transcripts and scroll down long page].

BV DISTINGUISHED RATING

Bruce has been awarded the “BV” Distinguished rating by LexisNexis/Martindale-Hubbell peer review for “Very High Rating in Both Legal Ability & Ethical Standards”.

Bruce has helped victims of motor vehicle accidents obtain compensation for paraplegia and quadripegiabrain injuries, orthopedic injuries, whiplash and other soft tissue injuries and psychological injuries. He has experience with all aspects of motor vehicle and I.C.B.C. cases as well as winter road and highway maintenance actions against governments and highway maintenance companies.

Bruce has brought consumer class actions for plaintiffs involving deceptive trade practices, the Business Practices and Consumer Protection Act, privacy breaches and breach of contract in brokerage agreements and cellular telephone agreements.

He also has extensive experience in commercial litigation, negligence claims against stockbrokers and investment advisors and brokerage firms.

Bruce has appeared in the British Columbia Supreme Court and  Court of Appeal, courts in Alberta and Ontario and the Supreme Court of Canada.

Yearly update editor of the chapter on Insurance Corporation of British Colummbia no-fault benefits in the Motor Vehicle Claims Manual (a publication of the Continuing Legal Education Society of B.C.) 1999-2003

Past chairman of the Canadian Bar Association Insurance Law Section.

  • Strict Products Liability:  The problem of improperly designed products (Osgoode Hall Law Journal, 1982)
  • Dealing With Claimants and Insureds (in Insurance Law, CLE, 1989)
  • Practice Points for a Personal Injury Discovery (in Personal Injury Trials: Techniques and Tactics, CLE, 1989)
  • Pollution Coverage Under C.G.L. and Automobile Policies (in Pollution and Contamination Insurance Claims, CLE, 1990)
  • Arbitration agreements in consumer contracts in Canada, presented at the American Association for Justice 2015 Annual Convention
  • Class actions and the Business Practices and Consumer Protection Act, presented at the 2015 Canadian Institute Class Actions West Conference

Felicity Schweitzer

Email: fschweitzer@lemerlaw.ca
Direct: 778-383-3378

Felicity was called to the British Columbia Bar in 1996. Felicity has a broad legal experience but has specialized in litigation of medical malpractice claims, pharmacy errors and class actions since joining Lemer & Company. Prior to joining our civil litigation practice in 2007, Felicity practiced corporate commercial law and intellectual property law. Felicity also has experience in advertising law and consumer protection law and has worked in the Enforcement Division of the British Columbia Securities Commission. Felicity was called to the Bar is South Africa in 1990 where she practiced. Prior to coming to Canada, Felicity obtained a Master’s Degree in Law from King’s College, University of London.

Leslie Harbord

Email: lharbord@lemerlaw.ca
Direct: 604-642-6367

Leslie has a law degree from the University of British Columbia and is a paralegal with extensive experience in civil litigation. Leslie assists with the administrative side of our cases and she ensures that everything from setting up medical-legal examinations and obtaining clinical records to setting trial and discovery dates are handled promptly and efficiently.

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