Firm History and Achievements
Sugden, McFee & Roos LLP was founded in 1988 by Rick Sugden, Robin McFee and Albert Roos. They were joined by Patrick Lewis in 1994 and David Crossin in 2006. The firm's lawyers have established themselves as standouts in the Vancouver legal community. Presently, we have 20 team members, including 10 lawyers.
Robin, Albert, Pat and David all enjoy high rankings from Lexpert and Best Lawyers in Canada as leaders in their respective fields: Robin for corporate and commercial litigation and labour and employment law; Albert for personal injury and medical malpractice; Pat for corporate and commercial litigation and wills and estates disputes; and David as a criminal defence lawyer. David is also the Second Vice-President of the Law Society of British Columbia.
The partnership has more recently welcomed Mike Shirreff, Robyn Jarvis and Errin Poyner, who are proud to carry on the tradition of skilled advocacy and commitment to client care established by the senior members of our firm.
The members of our team have represented clients at all levels of court in British Columbia and at the Supreme Court of Canada. We also appear regularly before many provincial administrative tribunals, including the B.C. Securities Commission and the Law Society of B.C.
Rick Sugden retired from practice in 2004 and passed away in January 2009. Today, we continue to remember Rick's generosity as a volunteer and the assistance he provided to his fellow lawyers. Rick engendered the respect of his colleagues for his advocacy skill, civility and good humour. Our lawyers are committed to honouring Rick's legacy in the manner in which we practice our profession.
At Sugden, McFee & Roos LLP, we remain dedicated to achieving high levels of excellence in our legal practice and consistently exceeding client expectations. Through the exercise of good judgment, professionalism, smart and creative legal strategy and skill, we strive to achieve optimal results for our clients.
For more information about our lawyers, please review our individual biographies below.
- E. David Crossin Q.C.
- Elizabeth T.W. France
- Miriam Isman
- Allison E. Jackson
- Emilie E.A. LeDuc
- Patrick F. Lewis
- Robin N. McFee Q.C.
- Jessie Meikle-Kahs
- Errin A. Poyner
- Albert M. Roos Q.C.
- Michael D. Shirreff
Two Convenient Office Locations
Many of our clients are seeking the high-quality representation of a first-class law firm without the inconvenience of driving downtown. Our firm offers a unique combination of high-quality legal services and accessibility.
Downtown Vancouver: Our downtown office is located in The Landing, adjacent to the Waterfront Station and accessible by SkyTrain, Canada Line and SeaBus to clients across the Lower Mainland.
North Shore: To best serve our North Shore clients, we also have offices conveniently located in Lonsdale Quay in North Vancouver.
If you cannot come to our offices, we may be able to meet with you at your home or place of medical care.
Consultations are available by appointment. Please call 604-259-0846 in Vancouver or 866-826-9772 elsewhere in British Columbia. You may also contact us online to receive more information.