EDUCATION & 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
  • 2018 5-star rating in Legal Knowledge, Communication, Judgment, Legal Experience, and Analytical capability, per martindale.com and lawyers.com.

CONTACT

604-692-2525 Ext. 101

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Shareholder/Partnership Disputes
  • Insurance Defence
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Negligence
  • Contract Disputes
  • Head Injury Claims
  • Fraud Claims
  • Motor Vehicle Litigation
  • Insurance Claims
  • Commercial Tenancy
  • Franchise Disputes
  • Estate Litigation
  • Employment Cases

Neal Steinman is the founding lawyer of Steinmans Trial Lawyers, a Vancouver law firm that specializes in commercial and civil litigation. Before founding Steinmans Trial Lawyers, Mr. Steinman was a civil and commercial litigation lawyer in the Vancouver office of a national law firm.

Mr Steinman was called to the British Columbia Bar in 1993. He specializes in civil litigation, insurance defence,  employment law, estate litigation, and civil litigation. His practice includes all manner of negligence cases, estate litigation, contract disputes, fraud claims, house insurance claims, insurance defence,  commercial tenancy, motor vehicle litigation, employment cases, as well as company disputes and partner disputes.

As a civil litigation attorney, Mr. Steinman represents clients in civil litigation, including motor vehicle litigation, and appears as counsel before all levels of Courts in British Columbia. Our practice includes head injury claims. 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. . A seasoned commercial litigation lawyer, 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, individuals 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.

Neal scored the highest possible score ‘AV Preeminent’, as rated by his peers throughout the legal industry on martindale.com

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Testimonials

  • 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