Professional Background

Robert Hodgins is a Partner in our Vancouver Office and he is the Chair of the ICBC Practice Group.  He is also a member of the Construction, Insurance and Commercial Litigation Groups.

Robert’s practice is centred on motor vehicle claims, personal injury, construction, professional liability, insurance defence, and commercial litigation.  He has represented a range of insurers including the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia, as well as a diverse range of clients in professional liability matters, including architects, engineers, accountants, and directors and officers.  In the construction field, Robert assists clients with a variety of claims including:

  • builders liens
  • contract problems
  • complex construction disputes

In the personal injury field, he has acted for both plaintiffs and defendants in a wide variety of claims, including catastrophic claims.  He has also defended fraud and bad faith claims on behalf of insurers.

Robert has appeared as counsel in both the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal of British Columbia, and has represented clients at mediations, arbitrations and other forms of dispute resolution.

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in History, University of Western Ontario: 1989
  • Bachelor of Laws, University of British Columbia: 1993
  • Called to the British Columbia Bar: 1994

Memberships

  • Adjunct Professor, University of British Columbia, Faculty of Law – Construction Law
  • Editorial Board Member of the Professional Liability and Discipline Litigation Journal: 2001 to 2008
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association Sections in Civil Litigation, Construction and Insurance
  • Member, Canadian Defence Lawyers
  • Member, Urban Development Institute

Community + Volunteering

  • Member of Seymour Golf and Country Club
  • Umpire, District 5 Little League and North Shore Baseball
  • Former President and long-time Board Member of Lynn Valley Little League
  • Former youth coach in baseball, basketball and hockey

Publications

  • Author of many published articles on professional liability, fraud litigation and other legal issues
  • Continuing Legal Education speaker

Presentations

  • Speaker at construction and insurance industry seminars