civil litigation lawyer

Neal is a vigorous advocate for individuals pursuing legal vindication. He has over 25 years’ experience as a Vancouver civil litigation lawyer and Vancouver business litigation lawyer.

We realize that litigation can be complicated, even messy.  We find creative ways to obtain the best results.

We don’t dump the work on juniors.  As the firm’s founder and supervising lawyer, Neal plays an active role in the progress of each case. Neal, his associates and paralegals talk about how to tackle each file. Together we decide on what tactics to employ, debating the pros and cons of options available. Our clients benefit from the teamwork and rigorous approach.

We take a hands-on approach to every file, avoiding a one size fits all approach.

Litigation clients are frequently part owners in companies and businesses.  Our years of doing legal work for corporate clients helps us to understand and explain your case, then get for you the compensation you deserve. We work with experts who can be hired to give independent expert advice.

The firm gets repeat business because we are quick and efficient.

Civil Litigation Attorneys

Acting for individuals who are pursuing legitimate claims for damages is an important part of Steinmans Trial Lawyers. Neal believes that the right of individuals to be compensated for serious personal injury, property damage, wrongful dismissal, professional malpractice, discrimination, and other wrongs, is one of the most important aspects of the legal system, and one in which all trial and appellate counsel should participate. At any given time, Neal has several retainers to prosecute claims ranging from medical malpractice to theft of confidential information.

We have experience in cases involving allegations of breach of fiduciary duty, negligent and fraudulent misrepresentation, duties to perform employment obligations faithfully, knowing receipt, and breach of confidence.   We have acted in matters involving disputes between shareholders or partners.

We have acted for persons or companies in a wide range of industries including, manufacturing, banking, retail, transportation, overnight delivery, pharmaceuticals, oil and gas services, banking, insurance, travel, restaurants, hospitality, renewable energy, car & truck rental, professional services, and technology.

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

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