We protect the rights of injury victims and represent only the victim, not ICBC or any other insurance company.
Renn A. Holness, B.A. LL.B. member of the Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia, and the Association of Trial Lawyers of America. He has settled hundreds of personal injury cases and successfully obtained millions of dollars for his clients. Mr. Holness receives ongoing medical advice from his father Dr. R.O. Holness, practicing for over 30 years in Neurosurgery and 14 years as Head of Neurosurgery, for clients suffering traumatic Brain Injury and Spinal Injury.
Mr. Holness is experienced in representing injury victims in civil jury trials, and has prosecuted cases involving complex medical injuries. Mr. Holness has settled cases involving serious brain injury, spinal cord injury, psychological trauma, and has had trial awards cited in the Canadian Encyclopedic Digest.
His Personal Injury Law experience began at the law firm of Taylor, MacLellan & Cochrane, 1992. Co-founder of the St. Mary's Debating Society, 1988, President of the John E. Read International Law Student Society and a graduate of the Dalhousie Law School, the oldest university-affiliated common law school in the British Commonwealth (now renamed Schulich School of Law). Mr. Holness became a member of the British Columbia Bar in 1995. He has appeared before all levels of Court in British Columbia including the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal. He is a member in good standing of the British Columbia and Nova Scotia Bars and represents personal injury clients nation wide.
Mr. Holness continually updates his legal knowledge and has attended the following Canadian seminars and conferences: Civil Litigation Conference 1997, Examination for Discovery - Pointers Practice Primer 1996, Medical Malpractice 1998, Torts Update 1998, Mild Traumatic Brain Injury 1998, Civil Litigation Conference 1999, Personal Injury Conference 1999, Adult Guardianship New Legislation 2000, Intellectual Property Litigation 2000, Supreme Court Rules, Procedural Tactics, Personal Injury - Medical Issues, - Medical Malpractice 2000, Human Rights Update, Civil Chambers New Rules 2001, Lawyers Use of Financial Statements, Adult Guardianship 2001, Brain Injury Litigation: The Essential Conference 2002, Insurance Law Conference 2002, Personal Injury Conference 2002, UMP (Uninsured Motorist Provisions) Claims, Exclusions, Deductions, Costs & Interest 2003, Atlantic Provinces Trial Lawyers Association Brain Injury Litigation: The Essential Conference 2004, Atlantic Provinces Trial Lawyers Association) Conference on Chronic Pain Cases, Personal Injury Conference 2005, Trial Lawyer Association of BC- Proving Medical Causation 2005, Personal Injury Conference 2006, Trial Lawyer Association of BC - Essential Soft Tissue Injury Conference 2006, Trial Lawyer Association of BC- Trial Practice 2006, Intellectual Property for litigators Seminar 2007 Law Society of BC and Canadian Bar Association -Pacific Legal Technology Conference 2007, Trial Lawyer Association of BC: The Specialist- Managing the Complex Cases in the Medical or Legal Setting, Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation: Medical and Legal Issues 2008.
Douglas B. Hanna, B.Comm., LL.B. A multi-lingual trial lawyer with a strong business background and a graduate of Dalhousie University, 1997. Dalhousie Law School is the first in Canada to win the Emil Gumpert Award from the American College of Trial Lawyers. This prestigious award recognizes excellence in trial advocacy and recipients include Harvard and Yale.
He has successful court room experience in the British Columbia Supreme Court and extensive experience negotiating and settling personal injuries claims. He has met with Dr. Holness, Neurosurgery, as part of the Holness Law Group training on brain injury and has experience dealing with various types of medical professionals.
Mr. Hanna has experience prosecuting cases involving complex medical injuries and has settled cases involving serious brain and spinal injury.
Jacqueline A. Small was called to the Bar of British Columbia in 2005 after obtaining a Bachelor of Laws from the University of British Columbia and a Bachelor of Arts in Pre-Law Political Science from Washington State University. She has successfully represented her clients before the British Columbia Provincial Court and the British Columbia Supreme Court, as well as through the mediation process.
At Holness Law Group, Ms. Small has confined her practice to representing victims in a variety of personal injury claims involving motor vehicle accidents, occupier's liability, slip & fall incidents and product liability claims. Her previous experience at a respected medical malpractice defence firm and one of the Province's largest insurance defence firms in Vancouver has proven invaluable to her clients in protecting and advocating for their rights against insurance companies.