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Thomas L. Spraggs
Lawyer & Arbitrator

thomas.spraggs@spraggslaw.com
T: +1 604 464 3333

LANGUAGE   |  English

Thomas L. Spraggs
Lawyer & Arbitrator

thomas.spraggs@spraggslaw.com
T: +1 604 464 3333

LANGUAGE   |  English

About

Thomas L. Spraggs took over Spraggs Law from his father in 2005. Since then, Tom has led the firm through significant growth.

With almost 20 years of experience, Tom is a senior litigator with a focus on personal injury and harassment litigation.  In Tom’s personal injury practice, he works with a large team of experienced lawyers, investigators and claims managers to get justice for injured people.  Tom has a tireless work ethic and extensive trial experience, including jury trials, to help obtain the settlements and court awards that his clients deserve.

Tom’s practice is also focussed on harassment litigation with an emphasis in sports. As a former competitive swimmer, Tom understands the issues that face athletes in sport from bullying, physical, sexual, or emotional harassment and abuse of power.

Tom was elected as a Bencher of the Law Society for 2020 and serves on various committees and task forces. The Benchers establish the Law Society Rules, the Code of Professional Conduct for British Columbia and board policies, including governance policies.

Tom has a passion for technology to improve access to legal justice.  In 2013, he co-founded a technology-based platform that enables clients to have access to legal advice online.  Tom has applied innovative approaches to practice management and a progressive approach to technology to lead Spraggs Law to become the highly respected and award-winning firm that it is today.  In 2016, Spraggs was awarded the “Innovative Workplace Award” by the Canadian Bar Association recognizing the innovation in rethinking the model of legal services.

Education & Credentials

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • British Columbia, 2003
  • Yukon, 2001
  • Alberta, 2000

EDUCATION

  • MBA, 2013
  • LL.M., 1997
  • LL.B., 1996

OTHER CREDENTIALS

  • Q.Arb, Alternative Dispute Institute of BC, 2017

Memberships

  • Law Society of British Columbia
  • Bencher of Law Society of BC, elected 2019
  • American Association for Justice
  • New Westminster Bar Association
  • Trial Lawyers Association of BC
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Co-Chair, CBABC Civil Litigation Tri-Cities/New Westminster Section
  • Volunteer, Digital Program Committee, Justice Education Society
  • Past Chair, BCLI Board of Directors
  • Past Vice-Chair, Douglas College

Publications & Presentations

Publications

Presentations

  • Co-Moderator & Presenter, “Lawyer and Law Firm Wellness in Context”, Professional Wellness for Lawyers and Law Firms conference, CLEBC, June 2018

Solo and Small Firm Series, CLEBC, 2017

  • Chair & Presenter, “Handling High Conflict Clients”
  • Chair & Presenter, “Law Firm Knowledge Management”
  • Chair & Presenter, “The Lawyer’s Checklist Manifesto”
  • Chair & Presenter, “Ethically Marketing & Branding Your Law Firm”

Solo and Small Firm Series, CLEBC, 2014

  • Presenter, “Business School for Lawyers: What They Didn’t Teach You in Law School”
  • Presenter, “Threats and Opportunity for Small Firms”
  • Presenter, “Unconference Session on Solo and Small Firm Practices”

Recognitions

  • Innovative Workplace Award, Canadian Bar Association, 2016. This award recognizes innovation in rethinking the model of legal services.

Selected Experience

  • Acted for plaintiff who received an award of $120,000 for loss of earning capacity despite having excellent performance reviews at work. Successfully argued that the motor vehicle accident rendered the plaintiff less likely to advance in her field and less employable. Curpen v. Burns 2021 BCSC 685
  • Acted for plaintiff in precedent setting case where the law on reliability of evidence was clarified. Prince v. Quinn 2013 BCSC 716
  • Acted for an RCMP officer injured on his motorcycle while responding to an emergency call; Successfully argued that the officer was not at any fault for the accident, and he was awarded over $475,000 for his injuries. X. v. Y., 2011 BCSC 944
  • Acted for an injured plaintiff whose real estate business suffered has a result of a motor vehicle accident and was awarded $691,250 by a jury. Taraviras v. Lovig 2011 BCCA 200
  • Acted for a plaintiff suffering from thoracic outlet syndrome who was awarded compensation for treatment she would need for at least 15 years. Cimino v. Kwit, 2009 BCSC 912

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For 50 years, Spraggs Law has sought justice for injured clients across the Lower Mainland. Today, the firm has expanded its practice offerings to be there for you when life happens.