Collins Peterson LLP Injury Lawyers – Working together, for you.
Collins Peterson LLP Injury Lawyers is a partnership between personal injury lawyers Simon Collins and Nick Peterson. Before forming Collins Peterson LLP, Simon and Nick worked together for years at a respected personal injury law firm gaining hands-on practical and trial experience.
Our mission as an injury law firm is to maximize your full recovery: emotionally, physically and financially.
Personal Injury Lawyers
We understand you’ve worked hard to get where you are and when you’ve been injured due to the fault of another, you are entitled to recover all that you’ve lost. We understand there is no substitute for hard work. At Collins Peterson our focus is on protecting you and your loved ones and ensuring you recover fully what is yours.
If you’ve been injured, call Collins Peterson LLP Personal Injury Lawyers for a free consultation.
At Collins Peterson LLP we are your partners in recovery.
Simon has been exclusively representing people injured by the fault of others since he was called to the bar in British Columbia in 2010. Simon represents people suffering from traumatic brain injuries, broken bones, spinal cord injuries, orthopaedic injuries, chronic pain, psychiatric injuries (including post-traumatic stress disorder/PTSD, anxiety, somatic symptom disorder/SSD and depression), vestibular injuries, headache disorders, and a wide range of other types of injuries. Simon works hard to ensure his clients have access to the best treatments available to assist in the recovery process and to ensure that his clients are fairly compensated for their harms and losses at the conclusion of the case.
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The large majority of the clients Simon represents are able to resolve their cases fairly with his help outside of court. However, in some cases a trial is the only mechanism to achieve a fair outcome. Simon has represented a number of his clients through trial in front of both judges and juries. He has obtained a number of judgments for his clients that are multiple times what the insurance company offered as compensation to settle the case. He has also obtained multiple jury verdicts where the jury found the plaintiffs’ damages to exceed $2,000,000.00. One of these verdicts involved a damages assessment by the jury in excess of $10,000,000.00 for a young boy who suffered a complicated traumatic brain injury, arm fractures, psychiatric injuries, and required 24-hour care.
Simon enjoys his work and getting to know his clients. He takes the role of representing his clients seriously and believes that it is through his work, effective advocacy, and use of the justice system, that the playing field between his individual clients and the large insurance companies who often defend the claims is levelled.
Simon lives in Surrey with his wife and four children. Outside of work Simon enjoys spending time with his family.
Nick graduated from the University of Alberta Faculty of Law where he obtained his J.D. (with Distinction). Prior to attending law school, Nick obtained a B.A. in Criminology while at the same time working throughout the lower mainland for a tree company engaged in the removal of hazardous trees. Since a young age Nick has understood the value of hard work – in his former life Nick has been employed in the carpentry trade, the restaurant industry, and spent time sorting lumber on the “green chain” at a lumber mill.
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During law school, Nick earned various awards, including the George H. Steer Scholarship, the Alberta Law Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship, Dean’s List, the W. Bernie Kelly Q.C. Memorial Prize, the Maritime Law Book Prize in Professional Responsibility, the Norman J. Pollock Q.C. Prize in Advocacy, and the A.I. Shumiatcher Memorial Prize in Advocacy.
After law school Nick served as a Judicial Law Clerk with the B.C. Supreme Court where he clerked to six sitting Justices of the Court. Following the completion of his clerkship, Nick worked as a lawyer at a national law firm in Vancouver and then for years at a plaintiff’s personal injury law firm in Vancouver. It was through experiencing a variety of different areas of the law that Nick came to realize his passion for helping injured people. Nick only works for those individuals injured due to the fault of others.
Community volunteerism is important to Nick. During law school Nick formed the Faculty of Law Youth Mentorship Program, a group which worked closely with the local branch of Big Brothers and Big Sisters. Nick currently serves on the Board of Governors for Trial Lawyers Association of B.C., having previously served on TLABC’s Executive. Nick also serves as a contributor for the Law Society of B.C. to the PLTC bar admission course’s civil practice materials. Nick is also a chapter author for CLE BC’s BC Motor Vehicle Accident Claims Practice Manual.
When not assisting his clients, Nick tries to remain active, is an avid sports fan and enjoys spending time with his wife and three young children.
Judy Voss - Associate Counsel
Judy Voss has been a British Columbia lawyer since 1989 after graduating from UBC, Faculty of Law. She has always worked in small firms, which has allowed her the freedom to be hands-on with client files and to offer personal, one-on-one service. Tenacious and practical, Judy is a former nurse whose legal advocacy is informed by a broad base of medical knowledge.
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Judy and the rest of our team at Collins Peterson LLP are committed to making clients feel at ease, not only with us, but with the legal process as a whole. We are by our client’s side through litigation and negotiations and as they move forward in recovery after an injury.
Etienne Orr-Ewing - Associate Counsel
Etienne is a passionate advocate who has devoted his career to representing injured people and helping them achieve the best possible outcome. As a former varsity and professional basketball player, Etienne has transferred his work ethic, competitiveness and drive on the court into leveling the playing field between large corporations and injured individuals. Etienne has appeared at every level of Court in British Columbia and has consistently shown he is willing to go the distance for his clients.
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After starting his career defending catastrophic personal injury claims, Etienne quickly found that his true passion laid in fighting for the people who have been harmed, and not insurance companies and corporate interests. Etienne’s practice focuses on severe and catastrophic claims, including traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord trauma, quadriplegia, paraplegia, loss of limbs, orthopedic injuries, complex chronic pain, psychiatric injuries and other trauma induced injuries, caused by motor vehicle accidents, unsafe homes, businesses and sidewalks, assaults, and medical and dental malpractice.
Born in Vancouver, Etienne has always had an appetite for travel and enjoys immersing himself in new cultures. As a bilingual Canadian who has lived in 7 countries and travelled to over 30, Etienne has a true appreciation for BC’s diversity. Etienne is passionate about getting to know his clients who come from a multitude of backgrounds, life experiences, and walks of life, and his goal is to ensure he properly guides them through the process, explaining and preparing them for each step of the way.
When out of the office Etienne enjoys spending time with his family and young daughter exploring life’s greatest adventures, which according to his daughter’s reaction, at times include a swing ride at their local park. As a Board Member of the Trial Lawyers Association of BC Etienne has been championing the rights of injured people at the highest levels of government, and he is the Vice President of Night Hoops, a charity that provides access to basketball and life learning sessions for underprivileged and at-risk youth.
You can reach Etienne Orr-Ewing at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 604-559-6750