Donald J. Renaud

Don obtained an undergraduate degree from the University of Alberta in 1981 and a law degree from the University of Victoria in 1984. He was called to the Bar of British Columbia in 1985 and now has represented clients in the courts of BC for over thirty years. He has successfully obtained several multi-million dollar settlements and verdicts for seriously injured people throughout Western Canada. Don’s sense of accomplishment is derived from verdicts and settlements which improve the lives of his clients. To this end, every year Don attends or presents at advanced trial advocacy and medical malpractice conferences throughout Canada and the United States. His extensive trial experience, network and training relieves pressure to settle if a more appropriate amount is obtainable through either jury trial or trial by judge alone. He is keenly interested in social justice, public safety and quality of life issues for people with disabilities. He has developed a special interest and commitment to the families of children who have suffered brain injury and cerebral palsy due to birth trauma and medical negligence. Don was President of the Trial Lawyers Association of BC (2001-2002), having served for many years on the TLABC Executive Committee, and later as Governor. He regularly lectures at TLABC-sponsored seminars and contributes to its legal journal, The Verdict. In addition, he is a member of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association and its Medical Negligence subsection. He is also a member of the American Association for Justice, including its Birth Trauma and Medical Malpractice litigation groups.

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How British Columbia’s Tax on Legal Services Impairs Access to Justice

Legal services provided in BC are, unlike any other professional services, subject to provincial sales tax (PST). Accordingly, consumers in BC have a more difficult time obtaining legal help. They can hire an accountant, architect, veterinarian or any other professional. For some bizarre reason, justice fell to the bottom of the list of governmental priorities as only legal fees are effectively increased by 7% due to this special tax.


What are Civil Wrongs?

Civil wrongs occur when a person wrongly suffers a loss caused by another person, a business, or government. Wrongful losses can be damage to property or reputation, unmet contractual obligations, physical or psychological injury, etc. Sometimes these wrongs fall into both criminal and civil legal categories. However, criminal wrongs require bad intent and are prosecuted and punishable by the state. On the other hand, Civil wrongs do not require bad intent and require private individuals to pursue justice on their own.

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The Top 10 Ways the BC Government is Shifting Power, Rights, and Dignity Away from the Individual

People want to be free. They want to be able to go about their lives without their health and liberty being taken away by bad drivers. People hate being surveilled and controlled. People hate ICBC because of its power over them. Who, in their right mind, would think that the solution to any problem is to take even more power from the individual and shift it to an undemocratic dumpster?

Flying is safer than driving

Flying is safer than driving, even during the pandemic. These statistics show why. | Washington Post

The Covid-19 pandemic has impacted our lives, but it will soon be a memory.  On the other hand,  the carnage on our roads will persist.  Instead of addressing the root cause of high insurance premiums -namely the frequency and severity of MVCs – the NDP savaged the ability of good drivers to recover their hopes …

Flying is safer than driving, even during the pandemic. These statistics show why. | Washington Post Read More »

Don Renaud

I’m Back

To my followers, sorry about the hiatus. The emergence of Renaud Law Group from its prior incarnation, the Pandemic, and the NDP’s recent concerted attack on the tort system/civil liberties have been something of a distraction.

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