Rich obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Washington in Seattle, and his law degree from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. Rich is an active member of the Law Society of British Columbia, the State Bar of California, and the Washington State Bar Association.
Rich has extensive experience litigating complicated matters before the British Columbia Supreme Court and Court of Appeal, appearing in trials, appeals and interlocutory matters.
Click here to see some of Rich’s noteworthy reported cases
Some of Rich’s notable reported decisions are set out below. Please note that jury trial results are not reported. Rich has extensive experience conducting jury trials and he has achieved multimillion dollar jury verdicts for his clients.
Tharani v. Lifelabs Inc., 2020 BSCS 1670
Orregaard v. Clapci, 2020 BCSC 1726 (Trial)
Stewart v. Lloyd’s Underwriters, 2020 BCSC 669 (Chambers-Special Costs)
Fancello v. Cupskey, 2019 BCSC 1724 (Trial)
Lauriente v. Schoonhoven, 2017 BCSC 2246 (Trial)
Jamal v. Kemery-Higgins, 2017 BCSC 213 (Trial)
Lu v. Huang, 2016 BCSC 1146 (Trial)
Redmond v. Krider, 2015 BCSC 178 (Trial)
Redmond v. Krider, 2014 BCSC 2585 (Evidence – Scope of Expert Reply)
Huang (litigation guardian of) v. Sadler, 2006 BCSC 559 (Chambers – Production Police File)
Al-Hendawi v. Sidhu, 2006 BCSC 522 (Trial)
Roeske v. Grady, 2006 BCSC 1975 (Chambers – Application for Hard Drive)
Roeske v. Grady, 2007 BCSC 15 (Trial)
White v. Stonestreet, 2006 BCSC 801 (Trial)
White v. Stonestreet, 2005 BCSC 1751 (Evidence – Contemporaneous Bodily Condition)
White v. Stonestreet, 2006 1605 (Costs – Part of the Proceeding)
Singh v. Brar, 2004 BCSC 1757 (Chambers – Litigation Privilege)
Spehar v. Beazley, 2004 BCSC 926 (Chambers – Costs)
Nichollson v. Armstrong, 2003 BCSC 1988 (Trial)
Deol v. Narcisse, 2002 BCSC 1748 (Trial)
Rich was the president of the Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia in 2014 and presently serves as a member of the Board of Governors for the American Association for Justice (formerly the American Trial Lawyers Association). From 2014 to 2018, Rich was chair of the Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia’s Legislation Committee. The committee successfully lobbied the British Columbia Provincial Government to enact the Class Proceedings Amendment Act, amending the British Columbia Class Proceedings Act and changing British Columbia from a “national opt-in” to a “national opt-out” class proceedings jurisdiction. This change, combined with British Columbia’s no-cost rule after certification and low evidentiary threshold to reach certification, makes BC the leading jurisdiction in Canada to prosecute common law class proceedings with national scope.
Acting in a consortium, Collette Parsons Corrin LLP recently won carriage of one of the largest data security breach class proceedings in Canadian history. The case arises from the LifeLabs data breach in which the health information of up to 15 million Canadians was accessed by hackers. Rich sits on the steering committee in the LifeLabs case.
Rich prides himself on diligence, perseverance, and teamwork in the practice of law. During his undergraduate years Rich rowed on the University of Washington varsity crew team. In 1995 his UW crew won a NCAA national championship.
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