What Law Firm is Doing ICBC’s Work

Each year ICBC releases financial information including “The Amount Paid to Suppliers for Goods and Services”. Basically, that document shows how much ICBC is paying various companies or individuals such as their defence lawyers each year.

The numbers underestimate the amount of defence work a particular law firm does because the numbers do not include work for other insurance companies. Therefore, when you look at the below chart, the numbers represent the minimum amount of defence work that a particular law firm does in any one year:

Law Firm 2008 2009 2010 2011
Aikenhead Moscovich Jones 1,291,745 1,344,120 1,482,907 1,288,681
Alexander Holburn 3,684,471 4,197,376 3,565,652 3,394,764
Baker Newby 3,901,065 3,678,592 3,062,606 2,030,484
Cassady & Company 1,101,722 887,437 1,237,541 1,125,265
Davidson & Co. 944,222 916,651 723,688 1,046,016
Doak Shirreff 281,734 269,727 309,917 205,683
Dumoulin Boskovich 1,181,632 1,398,738 2,476,815 2,107,587
Fasken Martineau 925,858 1,468,237 1,326,815 1,388,322
Graham & Frame 852,025 708,768 747,648 543,369
Grant Kovaks Norell 2,893,164 2,933,873 2,872,517 1,954,974
Grey Robinson & Associates 525,095 541,590 648,003 843,138
Hamilton Duncan 1,043,075 1,169,677 933,664 774,336
Harper Grey 1,022,546 699,845 805,415 879,649
Harris & Brun 3,275,297 3,255,207 2,934,356 2,816,674
Hartshorne Mehl 3,305,167 3,897,026 4,607,100 3,604,075
Heath & Co. 1,533,484 2,025,423 1,854,975 2,132,778
Heather Sadler Jenkins 1,152,667 1,287,256 1,222,362 1,068,391
Hemmerling & Associates 871,186 963,150 1,116,644 1,103,922
Hungerford Tomyn Larwenson and Nichols 404,687 454,461 494,393 675,522
Jones Emerly Hargreaves 686,916 834,765 1,195,868 1,122,808
Kane Shannon & Weiler 6,090,284 5,867,120 5,792,260 5,028,831
Lindsay Kenney 6,331,149 6,821,130 6,793,109 6,392,304
McQuarrie Hunter 1,564,039 1,253,552 921,325 659,953
Murchison Thomson & Clarke 1,121,647 1,337,360 1,429,500 1,616,061
Pacific Law Group 3,566,309 4,194,877 4,514,601 4,708,716
Paine Edmonds 1,045,584 792,299 805,490 664,360
Pihl & Associates 1,571,945 1,773,942 1,569,187 1,082,384
Pryke Lambert Leathley Russell LLP 1,555,471 1,775,662 1,753,314 1,657,999
Race & Company 1,025,114 1,126,321 1,030,179 1,269,420
Robert Lawler 507,957 585,552 603,634 480,026
Robertson Down & Mullally 2,385,484 2,321,801 1,838,676 1,658,310
Scarborough Herman & Harvey 167,898 345,801 202,472 172,687
Singleton Urquart 3,510,176 4,000,481 4,251,852 4,236,166
Somers & Co. 4,108,003 4,594,366 4,629,428 4,397,430
Stevens Virgin 2,804,298 3,995,603 5,161,638 5,856,853
Stewart & Co 4,486,577 4,368,736 4,632,362 4,378,681
Swadden & Co. 1,576,884 1,930,994 1,890,811 1,716,744
Webster Hudson & Coombe 2,807,047 2,914,804 3,401,034 3,050,471
Wilson King & Company 584,598 385,846 342,723 239,720
Young Noble 681,554 716,653 519,929 133,773

If you are planning on hiring a lawyer and you find out he/she works for one of the big ICBC defence firms noted above, you will really have to think about whether or not you want a defense lawyer to work for you against ICBC.