Meet Your Team of Trusted Injury Lawyers in Coquitlam
Spraggs & Co. is Coquitlam’s oldest law firm, with more than 35 years of experience handling motor vehicle accident cases. Mr. Spraggs personally oversees every aspect of your claim. He leads a team of experienced lawyers, investigators and claims managers who all work together to get you results.
Spraggs & Co. restricts its practice to only represent people injured in accidents. We have obtained results for clients in the Supreme Court of British Columbia and at all levels of the legal system and claims process.
We will never work for an insurance company, so see us before you see ICBC. Your team at Spraggs & Co combines experience, resources and demonstrated track record to serve you better and to get your the fair compensation to which you’re entitled.
Read more about Mr Spraggs and the team of lawyers, investigators and claims managers that are your team—or contact us on 604.464.3333 or toll-free 1.866.939.3339 to engage Spraggs & Co. on your personal injury matter.
Thomas L. Spraggs, LLB, LLM, MBA
Thomas L. Spraggs took over Spraggs & Co. from his father in 2005. Since then, Mr Spraggs has led the firm through significant growth. Today he works with a large team of experienced lawyers, investigators and claims managers to get justice for injured people.
Mr Spraggs holds a Bachelor of Laws and Master of Laws degrees. He articled at a personal injury firm in Alberta and continued as an associate at that firm before returning to Coquitlam, BC to lead Spraggs & Co. Thomas has applied innovative approaches to practice management and an progressive approach to technology to lead Spraggs & Co to become a highly respected award-winning firm.
A former competitive swimmer, Thomas brings a tireless work ethic and extensive trial experience, including jury trials, to help obtain the settlements and court awards that his clients deserve. Thomas is a member of the law societies of British Columbia, Yukon and Alberta. He’s a member of the Trial Lawyers Association of BC and the American Association for Justice.
David J. Elgee, LLB
Mr. Elgee, an associate of the firm, has been in private legal practice in British Columbia since 1996. Prior to going into private practice, he served 15 years as corporate counsel with a public company where he was responsible for all legal affairs of the company, including the defense of extensive product liability litigation and the prosecution of insurance claims. He has also held other senior positions with public companies in British Columbia as well as positions as in-house legal counsel for two large companies in Ontario.
He has been a member of the British Columbia bar since 1982. He was admitted to the Ontario bar in 1970. Mr. Elgee is very pleased to focus his core practice in performing the discovery process. The discovery process is often difficult and we are pleased to offer Mr. Elgee’s services to aid our clients through it.
Kristin B. Gardner, BA, LLB
Kristin holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from Osgoode Hall Law School in 2005. She completed a clerkship at the British Columbia Court of Appeal before being called to the British Columbia bar in 2006. Kristin articled with a litigation firm in downtown Vancouver and stayed on as an associate until joining Spraggs & Co. in 2008.
Prior to attending law school, Kristin obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and criminology from Simon Fraser University in 1999 and worked for three years as a federal parole officer.
Kristin has appeared for clients at all levels of court in British Columbia. In addition to trial experience, Kristin has developed considerable appellate advocacy skills. Kristin has a particular aptitude for legal research, writing, and analysis, which assists clients at every stage of the litigation process.
Jessica A. Spraggs, BA, LLB
Jessica completed her law degree at the University of British Columbia Law School in 2005. After law school, she completed a clerkship at the British Columbia Court of Appeal before being called to the British Columbia bar in 2006.
Jessica articled with a large national firm in downtown Vancouver and stayed on as an associate there in the firm’s real estate practice until joining Spraggs & Co. in 2010.
Prior to attending law school, Jessica graduated from the University of Alberta in 2002 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and history.
Olivia Nowland, BA, JD
Olivia completed her law degree from the University of British Columbia in 2012. After graduation, she articled with a boutique criminal defence firm in downtown Vancouver and was called to the British Columbia bar in 2013. After her call to the bar, Olivia practiced as a federal prosecutor until joining Spraggs & Co. in 2015. Olivia has significant trial experience and is eager to direct her advocacy skills to representing personal injury plaintiffs.
Dave A. O’Neill, BA, JD
Dave completed his law degree at Dalhousie University in 2013. After graduation, Dave articled with a large national firm in downtown Vancouver and joined Spraggs & Co. in 2015. Prior to attending law school, Dave graduated from Simon Fraser University in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science. Dave energetically works with Tom and the other associates to provide excellence throughout the injury claims process.
Jamie Paez, JD
Jamie Paez is a graduate of the University of British Columbia Faculty of Law. Following his graduation in 1990, he was a Judicial Law Clerk with the Supreme Court of British Columbia and was called to the British Columbia Bar in 1991. As a trial and appellate counsel, he has appeared in all levels of court in British Columbia and before a number of federal administrative tribunals, such as the Commercial Appeals Commission, the Human Rights Tribunal, the Labour Relations Board, and the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada. He has acted as counsel for regulatory tribunals of self-governing professions; major universities and technical institutes; professional colleges, associations and societies; governments; and many corporate organizations. He has also acted as a Federal Crown Counsel, prosecuting matters as an agent of the Department of Justice Canada.
He has been involved in a variety of major and complex litigation matters. In addition to representing many individual clients, he has acted as counsel on behalf of provincial government bodies, major universities, and many corporations from Canada, U.S.A., Europe and Latin America.
Cody J. Wagner, B.Comm., JD
Cody obtained his law school degree from Dalhousie University in 2011. Having completed his articles with a prominent regional law firm in Vancouver, he soon began serving the needs of injured people at a boutique personal injury law firm in Vancouver until joining Spraggs & Co. in 2016. Prior to attending law school, Cody earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Calgary in 2006. Cody provides excellent service while advocating on behalf of injured people.
Irina Mis, JD
Irina earned her Juris Doctor in 2015 from the University of British Columbia. After law school, she completed her articles at a full-service downtown Vancouver law firm and joined Spraggs & Co. in 2017. Before becoming a lawyer in Canada, Irina worked as a criminal prosecutor overseas, graduating from Tomsk State University (Russia) with a Civil Law Degree, cum laude. She is also fluent in Russian. Irina is committed to obtaining the best possible result for each client as she works with the team, passionately advocating for injured plaintiffs.
Following a distinguished thirty-five year career with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Blair joined Spraggs & Co as Director of Investigations. Blair served with the RCMP in Saskatchewan, Alberta, Quebec, Manitoba and British Columbia.
Blair is trained in Major Case Management, Commercial Crime, Computer and Internet Fraud Investigations, Undercover Drug Enforcement, VIP Security, Interview and Interrogation Techniques, Hostage Negotiation, Explosive Recognition and Disposal, Counterfeit Detection and Surveillance Techniques, among others.
Clients at Spraggs & Co have access to Blair who is available according to the needs of their case to assist with the investigation process for injured victims.
Support Staff at Spraggs & Co
The support staff at Spraggs & Co draws on a wide range of backgrounds, experiences and education to help serve the needs of our clients and their claims. From legal assistants to claims managers, and support functions like IT, accounting and strategic development, our entire team is structured around one goal: enabling Spraggs & Co to provide the best possible legal services to obtain the best possible outcomes for our clients. It’s that simple—even in a large and growing organisation like Spraggs & Co.