Christopher B. Doll, QC
Chris represents clients with diverse interests, in all levels of court and in less formal proceedings such as arbitrations and mediations. As a trial lawyer, personal injury, contractual and insurance claims have been a large part of Chris’ practice since he joined North Shore Law in 1990. Chris has a particular interest in cases involving head injury and chronic pain, including such diagnoses as complex regional pain syndrome, chronic pain syndrome, fibromyalgia and concussion. Chris also assists our corporate clients in the resolution of issues with the governance of corporations and non-profit societies.
In his spare time Chris enjoys sports, cars and whisky. A hockey fan, scuba diver, member of the Capilano Rugby Club and the Porsche Club of America, Chris is also a founding member of the West Coast Whisky Society.
Also an avid traveler, Chris is interested in issues related to international relations and Human Rights.
Chris is a graduate of the University of British Columbia (B.A. Psychology 1986) and Osgoode Hall Law School at York University (L.L.B. 1989). After completing his university education he spent one year as a Judicial Law Clerk in the Supreme Court of British Columbia, and then came to North Shore Law to start in private practice.
Chris is actively involved in a variety of professional legal associations. He was elected a Director of the North Shore Bar Association each year from 1994 – 2002 and served as President of that association between 1999 and 2002. He is a member of the Vancouver Bar Association, the Canadian Bar Association, the Medical Legal Association of BC, Canadian Defence Lawyers and the Trial Lawyers Association of BC. He is a member of Lawyers Rights Watch and the Canadian section of the International Commission of Jurists, and has recently served on the Board of Governors at Capilano University.
Chris has lectured and presented papers at a variety of continuing legal education seminars and continuing medical education seminars on such diverse topics as motor vehicle insurance, travel medicine and technology.
In 2005 Chris received a Canadian Bar Association Award for Community Service. He is a long time member of the Lower Lonsdale Business Association and served as President of that organization from 1995 – 1999. In 2005 Chris was elected as a Director of the North Vancouver Chamber of Commerce, and he served as Board Chair in 2009 – 2010. In 2011 Chris was inducted as a member of the Board of Governors of the North Vancouver Chamber of Commerce.
As an alumnus of the UBC Department of Psychology, Chris has been a mentor to students in that program since 2006.
Like several of us here at North Shore Law, Chris enjoys the sport of rugby. He has been a coach at Capilano RFC in North Vancouver since 2004, and in 2011 was certified as a level 1 referee.
In 1990, Chris helped to establish a branch of the humanitarian aid organization Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Canada and served many years on the Board of Directors and as an Officer. He is proud to remain a member of that organization.