Simon is a senior litigator and skilled mediator/arbitrator. Following his call to the bar in 1983, he developed a broad commercial and insurance based practice, representing clients at all levels of court. Simon also earned a reputation for fairness and for providing practical and cost-effective advice in assisting clients to resolve many disputes without the necessity of trial.
Recognizing a need, Simon launched his mediation and arbitration practice in 2004 while a senior partner at Bull Housser & Tupper LLP (now Norton Rose Fulbright). In the ensuing years, he has mediated a wide range of cases in a variety of sectors, including claims involving property damage, professional liability, construction, environmental contamination, real estate, bodily injury, employment and First Nations issues, among others. He is also regularly retained to arbitrate a variety of commercial and UMP matters.
As managing partner at Bull Housser from 2011 to 2016, Simon enhanced his business acumen, demonstrating his natural ability to lead, work cooperatively and collaboratively with others and, when required, make the difficult decisions – skills he employs regularly in his mediation and arbitration practice.
Bachelor of Arts, Dartmouth College 1979
LLB, University of British Columbia 1982
Called to the Bar of British Columbia 1983
ADR-Related Affiliations, Activities & Recognition
Appointed Queen’s Counsel 2012
Distinguished Fellow, International Academy of Mediators
Member of Mediate BC
Panel member of British Columbia International Commercial Arbitration Centre
2015 Legal 500 Canada: recommended lawyer in the area of Dispute Resolution
Best Lawyers in Canada: recognized since 2011 for alternative dispute resolution, corporate and commercial litigation, and insurance and aboriginal law.
Best Lawyers in Canada: 2019 Lawyer of the Year in alternate dispute resolution in Vancouver