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Perry J. Armitage
Partner

604.581.7001
parmitage@mcquarrie.com
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Assistant: Jessie Kalsi
604.580.7068
jkalsi@mcquarrie.com

Perry was born in Regina, Saskatchewan and is a graduate of law at the University of British Columbia. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts in 1989, majoring in Political Science, at Simon Fraser University. He was called to the British Columbia bar in 1993 and joined McQuarrie Hunter LLP in January, 1994.

Perry is a senior litigator at McQuarrie Hunter LLP, and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to his main area of practice, personal injury litigation. Over the years he has appeared mostly in Supreme Court of British Columbia matters, attending numerous trials, pre-trial court applications, examinations for discovery and mediations.

In his spare time he enjoys a number of pursuits including photography, guitar, art, painting, hockey and golf. He also coached minor hockey at the Novice, Atom Rep and Peewee Rep levels for over 6 years.

Perry has practiced almost exclusively in the area of personal injury litigation since being called to the Bar in 1993. For the past several years his practice is exclusively devoted to acting for injured plaintiff’s only. For many years prior to that he was involved in the investigation, assessment and defence of ICBC claims. This unique combination of experience and skill gives his clients a strong advantage when advancing their personal injury claims.

Throughout his legal career Perry has acquired extensive experience in bringing claims involving:

  • mild traumatic brain injuries,
  • post traumatic stress disorder claims,
  • psychiatric disorders,
  • chronic pain,
  • psychological trauma,
  • fibromyalgia,
  • TMJ claims,
  • soft tissue injuries,
  • whiplash and other spinal injuries,
  • complex orthopaedic injuries,
  • spinal cord injuries,
  • chemical burn claims,
  • family compensation claims,
  • complex future income loss claims,
  • complex future care claims,
  • in-trust claims,
  • infant claims,
  • motorcycle injury claims,
  • high speed highway crashes,
  • trip and fall claims,
  • Worksafe BC claims, and
  • low velocity impact claims.

Perry has extensive trial experience, both before Judges and juries, as well as Rule 18A and Rule 66 hearings. Perry has also attended numerous mediations and informal settlement negotiations, the vast majority of which have resulted in successful resolution of claims.

Perry takes particular pride in achieving a 2 million dollar judgment after a hard fought 3 week trial on behalf of a personal injury client in 2012.

Perry was invited into Partnership at McQuarrie Hunter LLP in 2001. Prior to their elevation to the bench of the Supreme Court of British Columbia, Perry was mentored by and worked directly alongside both Mr. Justice Robert Crawford and Mr. Justice David Brine.

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association Automobile Insurance Subcommittee
  • McQuarrie Hunter LLP’s Associates Committee, chair since 2002

Positions / Community Involvement

Simon Fraser Society for Community Living, past director

Lectures / Publications / Seminars

“Keeping Records, Writing Reports and Giving Testimony in Court: The Do’s and Don’ts,” seminar for the Physiotherapy Association of British Columbia, November 2008

Representative Work

  • advancing injury claims
  • negotiating injury settlements
  • commencing civil actions in BC
  • utilizing the mediation process as a means to achieve injury settlements
  • conducting jury trials and judge-alone trials in BC Supreme Court

Hobbies / Interests

  • avid golfer
  • playing the guitar, songwriting
  • photography
  • painting
  • ice hockey
  • coaching his son’s ice hockey—Novice and Atom levels
  • travelling
  • spending time with his wife and two children

Education

  • Bachelor of Laws, University of British Columbia, 1992
  • Bachelor of Arts, Simon Fraser University, 1989

Years of Call & Jurisdiction

Called to the BC Bar in 1993