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.
I have worked with Chris Bacon & Joanne Coglon for over three years and have been treated with high level of professionalism. Mr. Bacon got me the best settlement. I have referred them to two of my friends and both had the similar experiences
Going to Drysdale Bacon McStravick LLP for help on my ICBC claim was the best decision I ever made . Chris Bacon and Joanne Coglon were amazing in handling everything regarding my accident . I Highly Recommend using Drysdale Bacon McStravick LLP . Thanks again for all your help .
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.
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!
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.
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!
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
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 advic