Craig Watson*
Associate Counsel


LLB, Queen’s University (1993)
BAH, Queen’s University (1989)

Bar Admissions

British Columbia (1995)
Ontario (1995)

*Practicing through a Law Corporation


E. Craig Watson is an experienced litigator, dedicated to representing plaintiffs and defendants in the areas of insurance defence, complex personal injury claims, construction litigation, and commercial litigation. He is known for being a determined advocate for his clients.

During his 20+ years of practice in the Lower Mainland, Craig has acted for a diverse spectrum of clients. He has represented injured individuals and defendants in complex and catastrophic personal injury claims, both motor vehicle accidents or occupiers’ liability claims. His experience with errors and omission claims includes directors’ and officers’ claims, negligent design professionals, and negligent lawyers. He has acted for entrepreneurs, helping to resolve shareholder and partner disputes.

Craig joined Virgin Hickman in the summer of 2014, bringing his highly-valued expertise in design and construction law to the firm. During the late 2000s, he served as in-house counsel for SNC-Lavalin, where he was responsible for legal and risk mitigation issues concerning the constructions of the Canada Line. Craig has served his clients as lead counsel in all levels of court in British Columbia.

Association & Memberships

  • Member of the Law Society of British Columbia
  • Member of the Canadian Bar Association and numerous BC Branch sections
  • Member of the Canadian Defence Lawyers
  • Past Executive Member (2005 – 2008), Construction Section, Canadian Bar Association – B.C. Branch
  • Member of the Vancouver Bar Association
  • Past member of BarTalk Editorial Committee, Canadian Bar Association – B.C. Branch

Representative Matters

  • Widdowson v. Rockwell and other, 2017 BCSC 385
  • Sandhu v. Vuong, 2016 BCSC 1490
  • Nomani v. Tan, 2014 BCCA 100
  • Haughian v. Jiwa, 2011 BCSC 1632
  • Ivarson v. Bassett & Co., 2003 BCSC 1233
  • Meingast v. The Paul Revere Life Insurance Co., 2002 BCSC 717
  • Perreira v. Family Insurance Corp, 2001 BCSC 1236
  • Anderson v. Atomic Transportation System Inc., 1998 CanLII 3889
  • Wong v. Gray, 1998 CanLII 3326
  • Jin v. Wang (06 December 2017), Vancouver S167106 (BCSC)