Greg was called to the bar in January 2010. Much of Greg’s practice is Personal Injury and ICBC injury cases. The remainder of his practice is focused on civil litigation and resolving disputes between individuals or businesses. He has represented clients at trial in Provincial Court, Supreme Court, and the BC Court of Appeal, as well as at the Workers Compensation Appeals Tribunal. As seen in the selected cases, Greg has an excellent track record of success at trial.
While Greg has recovered fair compensation for his clients at many trials, he is also an excellent negotiator and has managed many claims through to fair settlement or resolution.
Stearman v. Powers, 2017 BCCA 165 (Commercial tenancy)
Stearman v. Powers, 2016 BCSC 263 (Commercial tenancy)
Crevier v. Thompson, 2015 BCSC 1552 (ICBC claim, recovered $301,102 before a 10% deduction)
McKenzie v. Mills, 2013 BCSC 1505 (ICBC claim, recovered $109,343.90)
Stearman v. Powers, 2013 BCSC 1160 (Commercial tenancy, successfully defended claim by landlord and recovered $18,861.60 in counterclaim)
Carrat v. ICBC, Carrat v. Dawley, WCAT-2012-02699 (Re), 2012 CanLII 87716 (BC WCAT)
Courtney v. Hutchinson, 2012 BCSC 188 (ICBC claim, recovered $105,151.73)
Parker v. Lemmon, 2012 BCSC 27 (ICBC claim, recovered $81,032.52)
Westby v. Kosolowsky, 2011 BCSC 1402 (successful appeal of Small Claims decision)
Furness v. Guest, 2010 BCSC 974 (ICBC claim, recovered $41,020.70 before contributory negligence deduction)
Haley v. Gust, 2010 BCSC 1143 (assisted lead counsel Richard Johnston, ICBC claim, recovered $223,123.20)
Little v. ICBC, WCAT-2010-02558 (Re), 2010 CanLII 75539 (BC WCAT)
Greg Phillips was born in Edmonton, Alberta. He moved to Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia as a child, and has remained on the Island ever since.
Greg completed his Bachelor of Arts degree in English at Malaspina University-College (now Vancouver Island University) in 2006. After graduation, he went on to the University of Victoria Faculty of Law, obtaining his LL.B in 2009.
Greg is very active in the Nanaimo community.
He is the Past-President of the Rotary Club of Nanaimo North (where he has been a member since 2010). The motto of Rotary is “Service Above Self”, and the Rotary Club of Nanaimo North is heavily involved in projects dedicated to improving the lives of individuals both at home and abroad. Club initiatives include building water and sanitation facilities in Sunyani, Ghana and Ndandini, Kenya, as well as providing a free breakfast program here in Nanaimo for anyone in need of a warm meal.
Greg is the Past Chair of the Greater Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce. He has been a member of various committees. One such committee was the Successful Cities Committee, which sought to create a definition for a “successful city” and a path for Nanaimo to become one. A 66-point “action plan” was created, and the Successful Cities principles have been adopted by the City of Nanaimo in its official Strategic Plan in 2012.
He is also an active member of the Young Professionals of Nanaimo, which is a network of more than 150 members, working toward creating a vibrant and connected network of Nanaimo’s top young professionals, entrepreneurs and employees. He served as chair of the 2013 Connect V.I. conference, which connected young professionals, speakers, and educators from across the Island.
Greg sits on the Board of Governors of the Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia, and has been asked to speak at conferences on topics ranging from alternative dispute resolution (mediation, arbitration, etc.) and client relationships, as well as contribute articles to the TLABC’s quarterly publication, The Verdict.
Greg’s considerable and ongoing professional and community contributions were recognized when was recognized as one of Vancouver Island’s “Top 20 under 40″ in 2016.
You can contact Greg at 250.756.3823(extension 236) or by e-mail at email@example.com.
Greg is a member of:
- • Law Society of British Columbia
- • Canadian Bar Association – BC Branch
- • Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia (Board of Governors)
- • Young Professionals of Nanaimo
- • Rotary Club of Nanaimo North (Past-President)
- • Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce (Chair)