Bachelor of Arts, University of Western Ontario (1986)
Bachelor of Laws, University of Victoria (1991)
British Columbia (1992)
Mark Virgin is an experienced litigator whose practice focuses on civil, commercial and administrative law. He assists clients with a broad range of matters, including insurance disputes, personal injury claims, product liability suits, and professional negligence actions. In any court, Mark represents his clients with uncompromising dedication.
Whether before a court, an administrative tribunal or through commercial arbitration, Mark has successfully advanced his clients’ interests. He has appeared before all levels of court in British Columbia. Mark represents individuals and corporate clients in disputes ranging from claims in negligence to breach of contract and breach of privacy. He occasionally acts for members of professional bodies in disciplinary matters. As well, he has provided advice to individuals and companies regarding regulatory matters and against public bodies.
Mark has presented before professional bodies such as the Canadian Defence Lawyers, the Continuing Legal Education Society of BC, and the Pacific Legal Technology Conference. He has published articles on a variety of topics, including expert evidence and assessment of damages.
Mark is active in numerous community and professional organizations. He serves as President of Anxiety BC; he is a director on the board of the Courthouse Libraries Society of BC, and he is the co-chair of the Canadian Bar Association (BC Branch) annual conference. Advisory Panels have sought his input, including, most recently, in regards to law firm regulation for the Law Society of British Columbia.
In 2006, Mark founded Virgin Hickman (previously Stevens Virgin). Under his leadership, the firm has greatly expanded its capabilities and broadened the scope of the legal services it provides. Prior to founding the firm, Mark worked in private practice at a litigation boutique. As well, he previously spent a term as in-house counsel with the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia. Leveraging his extensive experience, Mark is committed to consistently advancing his clients’ interests and delivering legal solutions.
Association & Memberships
Mark has considerable court experience and has advocated numerous times before juries throughout the province. His success in this forum is exemplified in the verdict obtained at trial, and subsequently upheld on appeal, in the matter of Cahoon v. Brideaux.
Mark Virgin and Craig Watson speak at BC Society of Fellows of the Insurance Institute of Canada luncheon