David McKnight is a member of the firm’s Insurance, Defamation + Publication Risk Management, and Local Government Practices. His practice is in the area of insurance litigation defence and includes construction litigation, fire loss, police claims, personal injury, property damage and defamation. David also regularly provides coverage opinions and handles subrogated claims on behalf of insurers. He has extensive experience in both the British Columbia Supreme Court and Court of Appeal and works closely with clients to resolve actions through trial, mediation and the settlement process.
In 2012 and 2013, David was recognized by Benchmark Canada as a leading litigator in British Columbia.
- Successfully defended the City of Coquitlam in a real estate subdivision/construction action (Dick v. City of Coquitlam);
- Defended and resolved numerous personal injury and property damage cases;
- Successfully defended a financial institution in trust estate action (Gratsos v. TD Canada Trust et al);
- Successfully defended financial planners and mortgage brokers in E & O matters (Hill v. TD Bank; Roman v. TD Bank);
- Successfully defended the BC Federation of Foster Parents Association in a trial on the issue of internet defamation (Carter v. B.C. Federation of Foster Parents Association);
- Successfully defended the Northern Interior Regional Health Board defamation and negligence action (P.G. Restaurant Ltd. v. Northern Interior Regional Health Board et al);
- Successfully defended the City of Richmond on a building inspection/construction action (Parsons v. City of Richmond);
- Successfully defended the City of Nanaimo in a real estate subdivision action (Forster v. City of Nanaimo); and
- Successfully defended the City of Kelowna in a negligence/defamation/interference with contractual relations action (William v. City of Kelowna).