Don Ferguson

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Associate

Direct: 604-642-6368

Cell: 778-846-7743

Fax: 604-609-6688

E-mail: dferguson@gkn.ca

Assistant: Lorena Beqo lbeqo@gkn.ca

Don Ferguson joined Grant Kovacs Norell as an associate in 2012. Don articled with an Insurance Defence Litigation Boutique in Ontario before moving to British Columbia in 2011. Since his call to the bar in 2011, Don has focused on three principal areas of practice: personal injury defence, intellectual property law, and business law.

Don’s practice in personal injury litigation spans motor vehicle accidents, occupier’s liability and product liability. Don acts primarily for corporations and insurers in defending personal injury actions.

Don’s practice in intellectual property law focuses on copyright law. Don has an extensive background in the technology sector. He has engaged in medical research for three years, completing a Masters thesis on kidney disease, and has published research on immunology and cystic fibrosis in peer-reviewed journals. Don has also spent nine years in the software industry, leading the design of enterprise software for Fortune 500 clients across Canada, the United States and Europe.

Don’s focus in business law is focused on commercial litigation. Don has significant experience in the business sector. He created a technology company in 2000 and ran it for several years, serving clients in Vancouver, Victoria, Switzerland, and Germany.

In his spare time, Don enjoys skiing, snowboarding, rock climbing, mountain biking, wind surfing, scuba diving, hiking and sailing.

Don is fluent in French and English.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury Defence
  • Business Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Creditor and Debtor Law
  • Motor Vehicle
  • Product Liability
  • Copyright Law
  • Commercial Law

Education

  • University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    • LL.B. (Cum Laude) – 2010
  • University of Toronto
    • BSc. (Hon) – 1995
    • Major: Economics, Human Biology, Chemistry
  • University of Toronto
    • MSc. (Hon) – 1998
    • Major: Clinical Biochemistry

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Law Society of British Columbia, 2011 – Present
  • Canadian Bar Association (“CBA”), 2011 – Present

Languages

  • French
  • English