Stephen Herman | Watson Goepel LLP

Stephen Herman* Partner

“I am passionate about access to justice. I aspire to build personal and professional relationships not only with my clients but with adjusters and opposing counsel. In an inherently adversarial environment, this helps my clients more successfully navigate their claim, with a greater sense of comfort.”

Steve is a Partner in our Personal Injury Group. He has focused on personal injury and insurance claims, acting both for and against insurance companies, including cover breach claims related to alleged drug, alcohol, and principal operator denials, for over 30 years. Steve has appeared as counsel in B.C. Provincial Court, BC Supreme Court, and BC Court of Appeal, as well as in the Alberta Court of Queens Bench.

When not in the office, Steve enjoys international travel and pursuing his passion as a documentary filmmaker on justice reform projects. Steve is also a certified yoga teacher, and has presented at the CLE Course “Professional Wellness for Lawyers and Law Firms.”   

Education

LL.B., University of British Columbia, 1986

B.A., University of British Columbia, 1982

Bar
British Columbia, 1987

Publications and Presentations

Presenter, “Retiring from Practice – Planning Ahead At Any Age,” Courthouse Libraries of B.C. Society, June, 2018.

Professional and Community Affiliations

Member, New Westminster Bar Association

Volunteer filmmaker and photographer, Justice Education Society

Volunteer, Lawyers Assistance Program

* Practicing through a Professional Law Corporation.