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    insurance lawyer Vancouver

    Kenneth Armstrong KC (He/His),

    Associate Counsel

    L.L.B. (University of Alberta) 1995; BA Political Science (UBC) 1991

    Direct: 604.676.3337

    Email: karmstrong@iconlaw.ca



    • King’s Counsel, 2020
    • CBABC Presidential Citation, 2008
    • CBABC President’s Award, 2003/04
    • Little League BC Life Member, 2019
    • Little League BC Honour Roll, 2008

    Called to the bar in 1996, Ken has been practicing litigation since 1997.


    His practice focuses on major loss insurance claims and appellate work, employment law and general commercial litigation. He has appeared before all levels of the courts in British Columbia, the Tax Court of Canada, the Human Rights Tribunal, and an Adjudicator under the Canada Labour Code. His trial experience includes over 40 Supreme Court of British Columbia trials, judge alone and jury; he has also argued several appeals in the Court of Appeal in British Columbia. He has written articles and taught lawyers on topics including ethics and practice management, civil procedure and jury trials.


    Ken is also heavily involved in the affairs of the Canadian Bar Association (CBA). He was President of the CBA BC branch in 2019-20 term and served over 20 years on Provincial Council (as a section chair and as a county representative), several terms on the branch executive committee, and as co-chair of the 2005 Canadian Legal Conference in Vancouver. He has served on various national and branch committees within the CBA. and is currently serving on the National Board of the CBA. He was also President of the New Westminster Bar Association in 2004/05.


    Ken was appointed Queen’s Counsel in December 21, 2020, a distinction of honour awarded to select few members of the legal profession for their contributions to BC’s justice system through their work as lawyers. This designation automatically converted to King's Counsel with the passing of Queen Elizabeth II on September 8, 2022 .


    Ken has recently joined the board of Seniors First BC, a charitable, non-profit society that provides information, legal advocacy, support, and referrals to older adults across BC who are dealing with issues affecting their well-being, as well as those who care for them.


    Away from law, Ken is a committed youth sports volunteer, with over twenty five years of service as a Little League coach, an accomplished Little League umpire (with two World Series appearances in 2015 and 2016), Little League board member (local and provincial level), local youth soccer league board member and youth soccer coach (house and select).


    Ken's Practice is Supported by:

    Colleen Chen (She/Her)

    Direct: 604.677.8916

    Email: cchen@iconlaw.ca 

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