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Sean Sweeney

Partner

Sean Sweeney has been a partner at Acheson Sweeney Foley Sahota LLP since 2006.

Sean Sweeney is a Partner at Acheson Sweeney Foley Sahota LLP. Sean has 23 years experience as a trial lawyer, the first five as a Crown Prosecutor with the Attorney General of British Columbia, where he gained invaluable experience as a litigator. As a prosecutor he was assigned difficult and complex commercial crime and dangerous and long term offender cases. He has argued many cases before the Provincial, Supreme and Appeal Courts of British Columbia, often taking on complex and contentious legal disputes.

Sean now exclusively represents victims who have been injured or suffered damages as a consequence of the negligence or deliberate acts of others.

He has successfully concluded hundreds of personal injury cases and has considerable experience handling catastrophic and major loss claims including brain, spinal cord, orthopaedic, chronic pain, soft tissue and whiplash injuries. He also handles complex negligence cases against institutions and government defendants.

Sean was recently recognized by his peers through the Victoria Bar Association as the recipient of the “Contribution To The Law” award – a distinction that is granted to lawyers who have had a significant involvement in the development of legal issues that reflect positively on the legal profession. Sean is frequently invited to present at continuing legal education seminars.

Representative Work

Automobile ICBC Claims Involving Brain Injuries, Catastrophic Claims, Orthopaedic and Whiplash Injuries

Negligence Claims Involving Personal Injury

Chronic Pain Claims

Infant Claims, including catastrophic shaken baby/abusive head trauma cases

Psychological Injuries

Memberships and Professional Affiliations:

Member, Law Society of British Columbia

Member, Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia

Member, Canadian Bar Association

Member, Insurance Law Subsection, CBA

Member, Civil Litigation Subsection, CBA

Community and Volunteer Involvement:

Board Member, Victoria Golf Club

Past board member and mediator, Comox Valley Community Justice Foundation

Past board member of the Comox Valley Rotary Club

Past President of the Lawyer Student Society and Student Union elected council representative at Dalhousie University

Past volunteer little league coach, high school rugby coach and Lake Hill soccer coach

Past volunteer as a medical assistant for a street clinic for the homeless, Calcutta India

Past volunteer for a refugee committee serving famine victims from Ethiopia, Eritrea and Somalia

Education:

LL.B., University of British Columbia, 1990

Bachelor of Arts (Political Science and Philosophy), Dalhousie University, 1987

Langara College General Arts, 1983/84

Year of Call & Jurisdictions:

1992 – British Columbia

Hobbies/Interests:

In his spare time, Sean enjoys golfing, running, surfing, yoga, reading and spending time with his family.

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