• Motor vehicle litigation
  • Commercial and Civil litigation
  • Head injury claims
  • Employment law
  • Contractual disputes
  • Insurance defense
  • Disclosure and procedural issues


  • B.A. in Psychology, McGill University, 2000
  • LL.B, University of British Columbia, 2006
  • Called to the Bar in 2007

David’s background is in commercial and civil litigation with a wide variety of experience in motor vehicle litigation, civil litigation, head injury claims, employment law, contractual disputes and insurance defence, as well as disclosure and other procedural issues. He also has experience in defamation law. He has appeared in BC Provincial Court, Supreme Court, and the Court of Appeal. He has conducted over one hundred examinations for discovery and dozens of interim court applications.

David obtained his LL.B in 2006 and then spent one year articling for a Victoria criminal defence firm. He went on to join a commercial litigation boutique firm with offices in Victoria and Vancouver, before moving back to Vancouver full-time in 2013.

David has served as a board member with the Canadian Bar Association of BC “BarTalk” magazine editorial committee and has been a contributing editor for the Law Society of British Columbia’s Learning Centre Website. He is a contributing author for two previous Continuing Legal Education courses, “Affidavit Secrets” and “Civil Law for Criminal Lawyers” and volunteers as a supervising lawyer for the UBC Law Students’ Legal Advice Program. David has significant experience and interest in legal research and is a member of the CBA’s legal research subsection.

His personal interests include traveling and skiing.



  • It has been my experience that Neal Steinman conducts his practice, and himself, in accordance with the highest ethical standards and consistently exhibits sound judgment. He has the ability to effectively analyze complex legal issues, resulting in the provision of practical advice to efficiently resolve matters.
    -Senior Counsel in Litigation
  • Neal's all-round excellent legal abilities are coupled with a rare and genuine concern and interest in the well-being of his clients, not only the outcome of their legal issues. His highly competent approach to files frequently employs his unique inventiveness to achieve his clients’ objectives.
    -Counsel in Commercial Litigation
  • Neal has always proven excellent and wise counsel in a range of situations.
    -Counsel in Commercial Litigation
  • Neal treats each client with respect and provides legal services that are designed to meet the client's unique needs. I have referred Neal to my clients and have received very positive feedback. Neal is an excellent lawyer and I recommend his services.
    -Senior Attorney in Commercial Litigation
  • Neal's personal attention to cases and practical advice have served his clients well for over 25 years. He is an excellent litigator and one of the best negotiators in the British Columbia bar, and has represented clients in the insurance industry ranging from large, self-insured corporations to traditional insurance companies.
    -Attorney in Commercial Defense
  • Neal S. Steinman is one of the most knowledgeable, experienced, professional and skilled civil litigators, or barristers, I have ever known. After twenty (20) or so years of practice and having started over 100+ civil Trials, mostly Jury matters, one gets to recognize and respect real talent. Neal S. Steinman has a litigation skill set, both inside the court room and in the board room of a mediation, discovery, or pre-trial, second to very few. I would highly recommend retaining Neal S. Steinman
    -Senior Partner in Civil Litigation
  • In my dealings with Neal Steinman, I am consistently impressed with his analytical ability, his judgment, and his integrity. He is tactful and strategic, but never afraid to stand up for what's right. This is a lawyer I would want in my corner.
    -Counsel in Litigation
  • I have known Neal Steinman for over 30 years. He is a creative, entrepreneurial smart and practical lawyer whose communications skills are top-notch.
    -Partner in Civil Litigation
  • I am a tax partner and managing partner of my own tax boutique firm. I do not do any civil litigation work. I have referred a number of client matters to Neal Steinman over the years. He is an excellent lawyer and always obtained good results for my clients.
    -Attorney in Civil Litigation
  • Neal is an exceptional trial lawyer with good instincts for litigating and settling cases. He is one of the best prepared, most articulate, and practical counsel you can find, having honed his skills at the highest levels of practice at every level of court in British Columbia.
    -Attorney in Commercial Litigation
  • Neal brings a strong combination of experience, ethics, and energy to his practice. He is practical, problem-solving lawyer who is also unafraid to step into the courtroom when needed.
    -Counsel in Civil litigation
  • Neal is a very capable and skilled lawyer who thinks well on his feet and in the crunch of the moment in argument before the Bench. He is personable polite respectful of peers and well prepared. He finds practical and direct solutions to varied litigation problems. He is a capable navigator of the Court process and is very experienced, especially in defending commercial, estate litigation and motor vehicle accident claims. He works cooperatively with other team lawyers when it is required.
    -Senior Counsel in Commercial Litigation