Christopher R. Bacon Partner

About Chris

Chris has practised law since 1986. He prepared and defended cases for ICBC for two years before spending six years at a Bay Street law firm in Toronto, where he represented some of Canada's largest insurance companies. He joined Feller Drysdale in 1993 and became a partner in 1994. On September 1, 2003, he started a new law firm and partnership with Joseph McStravick, known as Drysdale Bacon McStravick LLP.

Chris represents clients in claims against insurers for injuries from motor vehicle and other accidents as well as from defective products. He also has experience with major construction litigation, banking and commercial cases, and professional negligence claims. Chris has worked in association with another lawyer to win compensation for investors cheated by stock promoters and negligent investment advisors.

Chris has negotiated thousands of injury claims, up to a value of $3 million. His success rate is over 95 percent. His recent court judgments include:

Sabbagh v. Li (2015) - The plaintiff suffered a soft tissue injury to his low back, and Chief Justice Hinkson awarded him damages of $706,000.

Ishii v. Wong (2015) - The plaintiff suffered fractures to his leg and wrist. Madam Justice Gerow awarded him damages of $642,941.

Practice Areas

ICBC Claims and Personal Injury Law

General Litigation

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Very friendly and super helpful. It was my first time dealing with a lawyer and they were very understanding, explained all my options, and helped me get the best outcome after my car accident (I was a pedestrian who was struck)! Chris, Joanne and Nimisha were working on my case, and were all very efficient and made me feel comfortable and taken care of throughout the whole experience. I am so grateful to all of them!

Lorelle Bremner

Chris and Joanne were professional and informative during my case and made sure I received the treatment I needed to best deal with my pain.

Stephen Campbell

Very friendly staff. I worked with Mr. Bacon when I was injured in a car accident and him and his staff worked tirelessly to get me the settlement I deserved. I would definitely recommend them and use them again!

Palle Pita

I am happy to recommend to anyone DBM Law. After being rear ended twice in 2012 I ran into ICBC indifference and contempt to my injuries. After I retained Chris Bacon, I was rear ended again in 2014 making my injuries worse. If not for DBM law paying for all the specialists services, I would still be on the MSP waiting list backlog. Chris and his staff where outstanding in the process of dealing with ICBC.

Mike Buss

I found the process to be very thorough, smooth, and stress free. Joanne and Chris were both very kind and helpful. Chris and Joanne also kept me updated throughout the process of my motor vehicle claim, and contacted me frequently with updates. Overall, very good experience!

April Christiansen

The professional team at DBM went above and beyond for me and I would absolutely without hesitation recommend and use their services again if the need arises. Thank you to Chris Bacon, Nimisha Hudda, and Joanne Coglon

Chad Conley

I am so happy I found Chris and his team! They were very attentive and made me feel comfortable while going through the whole process. I was always able to get answers to all my questions, they provided extra prep time and someone was always able to be reached by phone and email which was important to me. I would highly recommend Drysdale Bacon and McStravick to anyone in need of legal advice

Rayann Cross

The professional team at DBM went above and beyond for me and I would absolutely without hesitation recommend and use their services again if the need arises. Thank you to Chris Bacon, Nimisha Hudda, and Joanne Coglon

Chad Conley

Chris Bacon worked on my case. He took the time to answer any of my questions even when he was on vacation he put my needs first. Not only did he win me an amount which would cover current fees for medication and therapy but he also considered my future care. I also was personally in contact with his assistant Rebecca who always made sure I was doing okay and checking up on my current health. Overall this firm is well rounded and every contact that I made was sure to answer all my questions and all my needs were met. If your looking for someone who's going to take good care of your needs and offer you legal advice DBM Law can offer you that. Strongly recommend!

Lola Petrovic

I am very glad to have chosen Chris and his team to represent me as the entire process was made to be as stress free and as smooth as possible. I would definitely recommend their team of associates to my friends and family. Quick responses and easy contact made the experience as comfortable as possible. Thanks DBM Team!

Benjamin Forsberg

I am so grateful DBM was recommended to me following my accident. The team were highly professional, very knowledgeable, and easy to work with. Chris Bacon worked on my case, even reaching out on weekends and holidays. Joanne Coglon was very kind and helpful throughout, available when any issues came up along the way. All in all, a very good experience, and would highly recommend.


This is my first time experience here in Canada that we have such a lawyer and a kind and understanding one that really is in serious business to attend to our icbc matters. Bottom line is Atty Chris Bacon is Fantastic...million thx Sir.

Sanz Gonzales