Good teamwork requires strong leadership. David has been a leader in our firm as well as a leader within our community and beyond. Successful leadership requires the ability to produce quality work, be a trusted advisor, have good communication skills, be able to delegate and most importantly understanding a client’s needs. David has all of these attributes.
David co-managed Baker Newby for nearly 40 years. Throughout that time he mentored and developed many of our excellent litigators; some of whom have become judges and successful politicians. Others have established their own firms across the province and country but all still harken back to their roots at Baker Newby. After graduating from Chilliwack Sr. High School David went to UBC where he obtained his LLB. He articled to Bill Davies, Q.C., of Davies Baker, the predecessor of Baker Newby. He has been a partner since 1979.
David’s current primary practice focuses on personal injury litigation but over the course of his 43-year career he has been a drug prosecutor, a criminal defence lawyer, construction dispute expert and has practiced in many other areas of commercial litigation. In 2007 he was appointed Queen’s Counsel (Q.C.), a distinction accorded to skilled litigators.
David is a life Bencher; has served eight years as a Bencher of the Law Society of British Columbia (the governing body of lawyers). He currently is the Chair of the Cultus Lake Park Board and an Alternate Chair of the BC Review Board.
He enjoys cooking, fine wine, golf and travelling. In the winter months you will find him enjoying the sun in Los Cabos where he and his wife having a home.