Neal Steinman


Founding Lawyer

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Neal Steinman

Neal Steinman is the founding lawyer of Steinmans Trial Lawyers, a Vancouver law firm that specializes in commercial and civil litigation, in 2002 (then known as Steinman & Company). Before founding Steinmans Trial Lawyers, Mr. Steinman was a litigation lawyer in the Vancouver office of a national law firm.

Representative clients include Canada Post Corporation. He has also acted for Saskatchewan General Insurance, CNA, Schlumberger and for Bristol-Myers Squibb.

Mr Steinman was called to the British Columbia Bar in 1993. He specializes in insurance defence and commercial litigation. His practice includes all manner of negligence cases, estate litigation, contract disputes, fraud claims, first party loss claims, commercial tenancy, franchise disputes, employment cases, as well as shareholder and partnership disputes.

Mr. Steinman represents clients and appears as counsel before all levels of Courts in British Columbia. He has argued many trials in the Supreme Court of British Columbia, and a number of appeals in the British Columbia Court of Appeal, the highest court in British Columbia. Mr. Steinman has developed an expertise for fact-based appeals, and has argued successful appeals for appellants who have failed at trial because of adverse credibility findings against them. Mr. Steinman also represents clients and appears as counsel in arbitrations, mediations and before administrative tribunals, such as the Human Rights Tribunal and Coroner’s Court.

Mr. Steinman’s clients include insurers, crown corporations, and businesses of all sizes in industries like manufacturing, transportation, overnight delivery, pharmaceuticals, oil and gas services, banking, insurance, travel and hospitality, and technology.

Neal’s personal enjoyments include: skiing, sailing, and running.

Mr. Steinman’s professional activities include memberships in the Law Society of British Columbia, the Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia and the American Bar Association. He is a past Chair of the Law Practice Management subsection of the Canadian Bar Association British Columbia Branch (2002-2007), has been a guest instructor at the Law Society’s bar admission course, and was on the Board of Governors of Douglas College for three terms (2002-2008). In 2016, he was appointed as a Board Member to the College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia and sits on its Quality Assurance Committee.

ACADEMIC & PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • 1993 Called to the Bar of British Columbia
  • 1989-1992 University of Toronto, Faculty of Law, Toronto Ontario, J.D. degree
  • 1985-1989 Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Bachelor of Arts (Hons). First Class. Major in Political Science
  • 1984-1985 Marianopolis College, Montreal, Quebec | Dean’s List
  • 1980 -1984 Lower Canada College, Montreal, Quebec. Diploma | Honour Roll