Testimonials

 

“… there is public benefit in having Mr. Fishman at liberty to act in litigation adverse to Manulife…”
David Allsebrook, CIRA panelist, September 16, 2016, in Reasons for Judgment dismissing a Manulife application

 

“I am extremely grateful to Jan Fishman. He was very kind and knowledgeable. Without him I never would have been able to successfully negotiate a settlement and Jan was so prompt. He fought hard to get things happening quickly and he got a good settlement. Because of his knowledge and dedication he saved us years of stress. He’s an excellent lawyer and a very good person. He was intelligent and caring. Something you don’t often see or expect when dealing with matters such as these. Thank you Jan.”
Tasha W., a client, June 8, 2017

 

“I have recommended Jan already to an acquaintance. I found him extremely knowledgeable, accommodating, and easy to understand. My settlement was much better than I anticipated, despite the inherent weaknesses in my case that Jan skillfully worked with. You can tell he enjoys doing what he does, and if anyone has anything bad to say about him it’s probably because they lost to him in court.”
Kathleen M., a client, July 28, 2016

 

“I was very fortunate Jan Fishman personally represented me against the largest insurance company in Canada. His extensive knowledge & experience is current and relevant. His expertise and compassion made him an exceptional lawyer. Using his intimate knowledge & experience as a former in house counsel, Jan aggressively, skillfully and successfully negotiated my complicated case; and achieved a financial settlement that was well beyond my expectation. I am immensely grateful for his excellent work.”
Wendy W., a client, May 3, 2016

 

“Mr. Fishman … took his responsibilities as counsel seriously, including his responsibility to carefully prepare witnesses for discovery and trial. This was confirmed to me by individuals who had been represented by Mr. Fishman at an examination for discovery. For example, Ms. Marina Holl, who is now retired from Manulife, complimented Mr. Fishman for the thoroughness of his discovery preparation and post examination “de-brief”, and on more than one occasion suggested Manulife’s other litigators should take the same detailed approach to such matters.”                                                    
M. Blair Anderson, Assistant Vice President and Senior Counsel – Lead Counsel Complex Litigation, Manulife Financial, said under oath in an affidavit on Oct. 8, 2015

 

“I contacted Mr. Fishman to represent me after an MVA that involved TransLink and another vehicle. This process was very new to me and Mr. Fishman kindly guided me through each step of my ordeal, helping me to better understand what to expect. He communicated with clarity and diligence, providing me with all of the information crucial for me to make informed decisions. I felt supported and able to focus on my recovery by having someone on my side who gave me great counsel and worked tirelessly for my interests. Mr. Fishman was thorough, professional, very caring and patient. I would highly recommend him to anyone who needs representation.”
Lily C., a client, May 5, 2015

 

“Jan is meticulous in law and concerned with the well-being of his clients. I could never have found a better fit for me than Jan Fishman. He knows disability (Long Term Disability) law well, communicates wonderfully and is by far a fabulous value for the money. My settlement came quicker and was for a larger amount than I’d hoped. Without him I could have been destitute, even homeless. If Jan is willing to represent you in your case, it would be best for you to say yes immediately.”
Sharon C., a client, Sept. 23, 2013

 

“Right from our initial meeting with Jan A. Fishman I found him to be attentive, thorough in explaining the whole process of my law suit, including all of the fees involved, was very open to me asking any kind of question and made sure that I understood everything. Jan was also very compassionate to me about my brain cancer and understood my many questions I had. I have full faith in Jan’s knowledge and ability and know that I don’t have to worry about my law suit, Jan is working hard on my side.”
Mary-Lou B., a client, June 7, 2013

 

“Jan’s extensive experience in the insurance field and his excellent litigation skills will allow him to excel in any related employment. His many years as in-house counsel at Manulife has allowed him to develop strong team oriented and interpersonal skills which makes him a valuable asset to any potential employer. I have worked with Jan during my many years at Manulife and have always found him to be dedicated and a strong advocate. Jan has my full recommendation.”
Albert Suissa, mediator and arbitrator, March 20, 2013

 

“Jan is very experienced and knowledgeable in his field.”
Abigail Turner, lawyer and partner at Harper Grey LLP, Dec. 7, 2012

 

“Jan has a keen grasp of insurance law. He is always well prepared and is an excellent advocate.”
The Honourable Judge Laura Bakan, Provincial Court of British Columbia, Dec. 7, 2012

 

“I worked with Jan Fishman as an Associate at a Vancouver Law Firm practising litigation including insurance law, personal injury matters, and property loss. He is very experienced with all levels of court and handling matters for businesses and individuals. Following our time together, Jan worked as an in house counsel for a publicly traded company, responsible for their litigation in British Columbia, and where he demonstrated proficiency in civil litigation matters and a true command of evidentiary rules and cross-examination of expert witnesses. A great advocate for his client!”
Julie Fisher, lawyer and chair at Coquitlam Foundation, Nov. 6, 2012

 

“I have known and worked with Jan Fishman for over a decade. I would recommend him in the areas of life and disability insurance, commercial insurance, and civil litigation generally.”
Harmon Hayden, lawyer and former partner at Watson Goepel LLP, Nov. 5, 2012