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- B.Sc. University of British Columbia (2008)
- Juris Doctor, University of British Columbia (2013)
- British Columbia, 2014
Frank Lin is a Vancouver-based civil litigation lawyer focusing on commercial litigation, insurance defence, and bodily injury matters.
Frank provides efficient dispute resolution services. Whenever possible, he seeks to resolve disputes through negotiation or mediation. When a settlement cannot be achieved, Frank advances his clients’ interests in Court. Since being called to the Bar in 2014, Frank has successfully advocated for his clients as trial counsel in the Supreme Court of British Columbia. He also assists senior counsel with appeal matters.
Frank is one of the few trial lawyers in British Columbia fluent in Mandarin, Japanese, and Taiwanese.
Frank regularly advises clients on a wide variety of commercial disputes and represents clients in claims involving enforcement of contract, breach of fiduciary duties, and property disputes. He also assists senior counsel in complex securities litigation. While in law school at the University of British Columbia, Frank successfully completed the Business Law Concentration program which provided him with a strong foundation in this area.
With an undergraduate degree in life science, Frank can understand the technical, medical details of an injury litigation case. And as a skilled litigator, he can advance effective arguments for his clients. He regularly takes on cases involving complex injuries such as chronic pain, orthopedic fractures, traumatic brain injury, and catastrophic injuries.
Frank was born in Taiwan and immigrated to Canada when he was 13. He obtained his B.Sc. (Microbiology & Immunology) in 2008 and his Juris Doctor in 2013, both from the University of British Columbia. Before becoming a lawyer, Frank worked for two years as a microbiologist.
Lalonde v Lyall, 2019 BCSC 2259. Defence counsel in a personal injury matter where the plaintiff sought damages in excess of $750,000. The court accepted key arguments from the defendants, awarding under $240,000 in damages.
Li v. Gill, 2020 BCSC 1298. Counsel for the defendants in a personal injury matter where the plaintiff sought damages in excess of $800,000. After successful cross-examinations of the plaintiff and her husband, the court ultimately awarded less than $100,000 in damages.
Walls v. Ocampo, et al., 2020 BCSC 499. Counsel for the defendants in a motor vehicle accident for which liability was admitted. The court dismissed the plaintiff’s claim of $250,000 for loss of future earning capacity, and reduced the plaintiff’s non-pecuniary damages by 20% to account for her failure to mitigate her losses.
Naidu v. Zhong, 2019 BCSC 1064. Frank acted as co-counsel for the defence. The defendant obtained a dismissal of the plaintiff’s injury claim based on a successful liability defence.
Dornan v. Stephens, 2019 BCSC 701. Frank acted as co-counsel for the defence. The defendants obtained a 30% deduction of the plaintiff’s damage awards based on a successful contingency argument.
White v. Bysterveld, 2016 BCSC 1952. Frank acted as co-counsel for the defence in this concussion claim.
White v. Bysterveld, 2016 BCSC 1741. Frank acted as co-counsel for the defence. The defendant successfully excluded the plaintiff’s pain journal on a voir dire hearing.View all of Frank's Cases