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Our Company

With a total of 64 years of law practice experience, we are confident in our ability to present your case in the best possible light.

Thousands of clients that we have successfully represented can attest to that. From serious injury claims to threatening criminal charges, Howard Smith and Company is ready to do well with your case.

In injury claims we take a percentage (contingency fee). This is a standard in the industry (personal injury practice). Most Injury Law Firms do this. This means, if you lose your case, you will not owe your lawyer legal fees (the lawyers’ work). However, you may owe him the expenses (disbursements) spent on your claim (also a standard in the industry).

In most cases you will not be required to use your own money for expenses (disbursements). You just sign a contingency fee contract. In some cases you will be required to pay disbursements. This may depend upon your case.


Our Team

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Howard Smith


Mr. Smith founded Howard Smith & Company in 1978. With decades of law practice expertise and thousands of civil Supreme Court and Criminal Defence cases under his belt, you won’t be disappointed with the results he strives for.

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Paul Dutt


Mr. Dutt joined Howard Smith and Company in 2008 and practices exclusively in Criminal Defence Law and Plaintiff Personal Injury. He has excelled in his practice at all levels of court in British Columbia.

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Vicci-Lyn Barkwell-Blake


Ms. Barkwell-Blake was formally admitted as a lawyer to the Bar in British Columbia. Vicci-Lynn works closely with the lawyers at Howard Smith & Co. in the field of personal injuries in a paralegal capacity. 

How can we help you?

 Car Accidents and ICBC

We understand all about ICBC claims from the accident to a Supreme Court Trial. We never act for ICBC.

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 Other Injury Claims

We do Injury Claims, including select medical malpractice and some 'slip and fall' cases.

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 Criminal Defence

We take on criminal defence cases; serious and unfair charges.

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