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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I give this a 5 star rating because Chris and Cassandra where very easy to deal with. They helped me get the treatment that I needed from my MVA in 2016, as well as settle my case smoothly. Thank you DBM Law.

D.J Abdenour

I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to you (Chris) and your team for all the care and concern you have shown me, and for working tirelessly on my case..I would definitely refer you to all my friends, relatives and colleagues that needs your services..

Noel Dulay

Chris and his team at DBM are a professional group that know their stuff. Thanks again for your support!

Kristina Bell

It takes a team to help navigate unchartered territory and thats precisely what Chris Bacon and his team at DBM Law provided. Chris represented my case file after two MVAs. I could not be happier. I was provided with clear, precise updates throughout the process and consistently guided throughout my journey. I was kept on top of the details along the way and there were no surprises. Chris was realistic, accurate, and thoughtful. Chris, Alex, Cassandra, Joanne and Jayme always provided excellent, honest advice in a very timely manner. Having Chris and his team advocate for me with ICBC enabled me to focus on my recovery while reducing my stress level. I never felt pressured, and I always felt that Chris was working in my best interests. Im a business owner who strives to provide exceptional service to my clients and when Im dealing in other areas of business I look for the same exceptional service. Chris Bacon and the team at DBM Law delivered and for that I am very grateful. You will be too.

Susan Cameron Realtor Coldwell Banker

I give this a 5 star rating because Chris and Cassandra where very easy to deal with. They helped me get the treatment that I needed from my MVA in 2016, as well as settle my case smoothly. Thank you DBM Law.

Daniel ABD

I had a great experiene with Drysdale Bacon Mcstravick. I was hit in an auto accident and Chris listened to everything I had to say and was a helpful ally against ICBC. He never pushed me to settle until I was ready and in the end (years later) helped me get a fair settlement. Joanne my paralegal was wonderful during the whole process and kept me informed about the status of my case, and kept on top of all the documents and anything that was needed so there was no surprises. Id recommend them to family or friends in need of representation. Thanks again guys.

Nicholas Ciccone

Up most Professional lawyer with absolute class, and intelligence about all ICBC related matters. I recommend Chris Bacon advise to all.

Omar Khan

Chris Bacon was extremely thorough with the whole case and gave me exceptional advice regarding my motor vehicle accident claim. As a client he made me feel very important and I felt assured that my case was in good hands.

Darrel Gelera

Chris and his team made my claim so easy. They made sure I was taken care of, and that the whole process was as stress free as possible. Definitely recommend them!

Anne Codrescu

I had been trying to deal with my injury claim with ICBC by myself and managed to make a complete mess of it. I had not idea what I was doing and not only was I getting nowhere but followed some bad advice that made my injury and mental health issues worse. Chris and Joanne took my case and not only negotiated a decent settlement for me, but also got me the rehabilitation and counselling I needed to get back on my feet. I would highly recommend them.

Ed Appleby

I had nothing but great experiences with Chris Bacon, Joanne Coglon, and other people in his team from this law firm. They were very helpful, informative, and professional from day 1 until I reached my settlement. And just like in any other dealings, I expected good service but they surely know how to deliver more.

Lydia Dani

Mr Chris Bacon was recommended to me by a friend when I got into a motor vehicular accident last Mar 2015 . Mr.Bacon and his colleagues have been so nice,helpful and attentive with my case. I didn't feel left hanging and guided me throughout the process, from filing a case ,treatment and recovery until my settlement with ICBC. I won't be hesitated to recommend Mr. Chris Bacon to anybody who might be needing his utmost service.

Beng Manto

I am exceptionally pleased with DBM. My claim was complicated, but Chris Bacon and his team (especially Joanne) were able to untangle it all in my favour. They provided sincere advice, clear options and potential outcomes for me to make the final decisions. I highly recommend DBM.

Marhielle Gelera

I was referred to Mr. Chris Bacon and his team by friends who have been injured in car accidents. With this being my first injury claim, working with Mr. Bacon was pleasant. His team was always in touch and kept me up to date all the way from my consultation, throughout my recovery, and until my settlement. They reply promptly, they are professional, and listen to your concerns. I would recommend him and his team to others.

Kristine S

Chris, Mike and Joanne were excellent with my MVA claim. They kept in contact and provided me with updates with my claim. The transaction was smooth, which allowed me to concentrate on my recovery. Thank you Chris, Mike and Joanne. Great work!

Ian C

I went in to see about getting some help with my accident case back in January of 2015. I felt welcome and everyone was so kind and understanding. Its been a long process but at no point did I feel like I was out of the loop as to what was going on with my case. Joanne Coglon has always kept me as up to date as possible and even took the time to give me a quick call on her day off to answer a question. She was very helpful and patient with me. I also spoke with Chris Bacon and he was very helpful and considerate with me. Made me feel like he was truly on my side and there to help me. Vic Maan also assisted and was very patient while doing some intake with me. Overall a very pleasant experience dealing with this firm.

Megan Garrett

Chris, Joanne and the rest of the team were extremely helpful after my family was in a accident. They made dealing with icbc stress free and got us a settlement we were happy with. I would recommend Chris and his team to anyone needing representation.

Mitch Donahue

I received excellent service from Chris Bacon and his team. I had come to an impasse in dealing directly with ICBC. I could not get them to agree to a fair and reasonable settlement after almost two years. Within a few weeks Chris was able to get me that settlement and more. I am very satisfied with the amount and how quick and easy the process was. I recommend this company without hesitation. Many thanks, Mike


Chris and his team were awesome to work with! They were very patient with me with all my questions and any concerns I had. They always kept me updated with my case (rear-ended as a passenger). My family has been a long time clients of Chris' and he always made sure we were happy with the outcome. I would definitely recommend Chris and his team!

Noellene Dulay

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

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.


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

Very please with Chris and Joanne's work, they were able to get me a great settlement and were patient following up with me. Would highly recommend to any friends or family

Katie Pystchula

Chris Bacon helped me with my personal injury claim with ICBC. His extensive experience in dealing with these cases was a huge help, even helping get me into an active rehab program that got me back to 100% and doing the sports and activities that I love to do. Chris and his paralegal Joanne were quick to respond to emails or phone calls and always made time to answer questions and explain the process. I highly recommend DBM to anyone in need of legal assistance.

Greg Clewlow

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

Chris Bacon, Joanne and the whole team did an amazing job with my icbc claim. They were helpful, professional and did everything they could to make sure that I got the best results possible. I hope I'm never involved in another collision, but if I am my first call will be to Drysdale Bacon McStravic

Mike Crouchill

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


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 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

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

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

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 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