Biography

Jeff is a litigator in Vancouver practicing civil litigation with a focus on commercial disputes. He advises clients on a wide range of issues, including contractual claims, real estate litigation, insurance matters, and shareholder and company disputes. Jeff also advises clients on issues relating to political and election laws, judicial reviews, appeals, injunctions and commercial arbitrations. Jeff has appeared as lead counsel at all levels of court in British Columbia.

Jeffrey received his J.D. from Osgoode Hall Law School in 2015, where he received multiple awards recognizing his academic achievements and contribution to the law school.

Professional Activities

  • Law Society of British Columbia, Member
  • Canadian Bar Association, Member
  • Vancouver Bar Association, Member
  • The Advocates Society, Member
  • Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers (British Columbia) Society, Director (2018-2020)
  • Law Society of Ontario, Member (Non-Practicing)

Community Activities

  • Vancouver Tennis Association, President (2020 - Present), Vice-President (2018 – 2020)
  • Student Caucus of Faculty Council - Osgoode Hall Law School, Chair (2014-2015)

Recognitions & Rankings

Recognitions & Rankings

  • Best Lawyers in Canada: Ones to Watch 2022: recognized for Corporate and Commercial Litigation
  • Dean's Letter Recognizing Cumulative Overall Excellence - Top 10% of Class
  • Antonio Di Domenico '05 Prize
  • Goodmans LLP Award
  • The McMillan LLP Award
  • Samuel Rubinoff Prize in Legal Process
  • Howard Black '83, '01 (LLM) Award

Experience

Experience

  • Representing an applicant for a building permit, in an appeal of a judicial review proceeding, dealing with an issue of statutory interpretation. English v. Richmond (City), 2021 BCCA 442
  • Representing a purchaser of a residential property, successfully defended an application to remove a certificate of pending litigation. 1269349 B.C. Ltd. v Chase Valley Investment Corporation Inc., 2021 BCSC 1802
  • Successfully obtained an order for the production of a number of denied automobile claims files, in the context of a subrogated action where the testing methods relating to successful automobile claims is at issue. Economical Mutual Company v Teck Metals Ltd. et. al., 2021 BCSC 1582

Other clients and representative experience include:

  • Trustees of a long term disability plan in pursuing recovery of benefit overpayments and third party reimbursements and defending claims relating to denial of disability

News & Publications

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagements

Jeffrey Hernaez, Lawson Lundell Photo
Vancouver
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f 604.669.1620

Assistant Contact

Bar Admissions

  • British Columbia (2017)
    Ontario (2016)

Education

  • Osgoode Hall Law School (J.D., 2015)
  • Western University (B.A., Honours, 2012)


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