Krista Simon is a Partner at Hammerberg Lawyers LLP. As a personal injury litigation lawyer with more than 13 years of experience, Krista represents people who have sustained injuries in motor-vehicle accidents as drivers, passengers and pedestrians, and also in slip and fall incidents, as well as civil assaults.
Krista’s approach to working effectively with her clients is by way of creating a trusted and transparent relationship with them and their families. She becomes involved in all levels of the claim and litigation process – from investigation, to co-ordination of rehabilitation and medical benefits, through to legal strategy and solutions. Her hands-on involvement provides her with a comprehensive understanding and appreciation of an individual’s complex legal and medical journey. When necessary, Krista represents clients at all levels of court in British Columbia—Provincial Court, Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal—and also before administrative tribunals. Alternatively, she has successfully settled many claims through skilled negotiation and mediation. Her clients value her determination and her effective ability to provide innovative yet practical client solutions. For several years she has received the annual award from the Georgia Straight’s “Best of Vancouver” category: “Best Lawyer When an Accident Strikes” (2010-2015). She was the President of the Trial Lawyers Association of BC (2015), she is also a frequent guest speaker at professional and community seminars. Krista is committed to providing the highest quality of service, and values the confidence granted by clients.
Admitted to the Bar of British Columbia, 2003 Admitted to the Bar of Newfoundland and Labrador, 2003 Mediating Disputes, Harvard Law School (Program on Negotiation), 2016 LL.B., Dalhousie University Law School (Schulich School of Law), 2002 B.A.(Hons.), Memorial University of Newfoundland, 1999 National University of Singapore, Faculty of Law, 2002 Universiteit Maastricht, Nederlands, Faculty of Law, 2001 Member, Law Society of British Columbia Member, Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador (non-practising status) Member, Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia (President - 2015) Member, Canadian Bar Association Board Member, Open Door Group, 2010-2013 Member, Atlantic Provinces Trial Lawyers Association Member, American Association for Justice (AAJ) (formerly the Association of Trial Lawyers of America) Author and faculty member for the Continuing Legal Education Society of BC, “Does Gender Matter? Special Consideration for Claims by Women,” Personal Injury Conference, 2014; "Proving Non-Pecuniary Damages," Personal Injury Conference, 2016 Faculty Member, "Prove It: Building Credible Arguments" conference, Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia, 2015 Conference Co-Chair, “The Civil Trial Toolkit” conference, Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia, 2013 Conference Co-Chair, “Wheels, Wings, Water and More: Non-automobile Injury Claims,” Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia, 2011 Author, Canadian Lawyer Magazine online, “Getting the best out of a civil jury trial”, 2011 Author, Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History, “Women in the Courts of Placentia District, 1757-1823” , Essays in the History of Canadian Law, 2005