Our Firm

Bush & Company has been serving clients in Courtenay and throughout the Comox Valley for over 20 years.  In 2020, the practice joined the Vancouver law firm Hammerberg Lawyers LLP.  The expanded practice sees Bush & Company join a team comprising one of the largest groups of Personal Injury lawyers under one roof in BC. Additionally, Bush & Company now offers a broad range of additional legal services, including Business and Real Estate law, Civil Litigation, Estate Disputes, Class Actions as well as Wills, Estate Planning and Trusts.

The Courtenay Based Team

Robert Bush is now Associate Counsel and Mark Tinmouth, Senior Associate Lawyer, will continue to be based in the Courtenay office. The support team in Courtenay is the same team that Bush & Company clients have dealt with over the years.  And while the Bush & Company name remains unchanged, clients can now access a larger group of lawyers as well as staff at both the Bush & Company Courtenay office and the Hammerberg Lawyers Vancouver office.     

Legal Services

Details of all legal services available to clients of Bush & Company from the offices in Courtenay, in collaboration with the Hammerberg Lawyers Vancouver based team, can be found here.

If your lawyer is based in Vancouver, they will be a call or email away.  Meetings will be held by telephone, video conference or in person in our Courtenay office.

Meet all of our lawyers here.

  

Bob Bush

Associate Counsel

Mr. Bush graduated from UBC in 1991. Following graduation, he clerked for the B.C. Supreme Court before joining Russell & DuMoulin in Vancouver, and acted as assistant to the Chairman of the Board of Kaiser Resources. He then moved his practice to the Comox Valley where he developed and concentrated on a Plaintiff-only Personal Injury Practice. Mr. Bush does not work for insurance companies, banks or the government. He works exclusively for people who are injured and their families.

Morgyn Chandler

PARTNER

Morgyn’s practice is focused on Estate Litigation and Personal Injury Law. She is a determined advocate with a successful track record of winning exceptional rewards for her clients. Morgyn regularly represents clients in the Supreme Court of British Columbia and the British Columbia Court of Appeal and is a frequent lecturer, contributor, and speaker in seminars in the legal field.

Mark Tinmouth

SENIOR ASSOCIATE

Mark studied at Dalhousie University where he graduated in 2007. He articled at Cox & Palmer in Halifax, one of the Maritime ‘big three’ law firms, before obtaining a masters in law and moving to the West Coast. He landed in Vancouver, practicing in a variety of litigation and corporate areas of law. In March of 2013 he moved his practice and his family to the Comox Valley and joined the Bush & Company team so that he could focus on a client oriented Personal Injury Practice.

Joel Zanatta

PARTNER

Joel Zanatta has practiced personal injury law for 15 years. He began his legal career at a large insurance firm in downtown Vancouver. For five years, Joel represented large insurance companies, lawyers, doctors and a variety of other professionals. As such, he developed a keen understanding of ICBC and how other insurance companies defend personal injury claims.

Administrative Team

 

  

Karen Ellis

Legal Assistant

Karen is our senior Legal Assistant. She has over 30 years of experience in the legal field and has been working with Mr. Bush for 19 years. Karen co-ordinates our litigation files, mediations and trial preparation.

Carollyne Tracey

Office Administrator/Legal Assistant

Along with taking care of our office administration for the past 9 years, Carollyne assists clients with co-ordinating their Part 7 benefits and works with employers & health care providers to retrieve information in preparation for settlement or trial.

Sarah Andrews

Paralegal

Sarah has 9 years of experience working with Bush & Company. She is a 2013 graduate of the Paralegal Program at Capilano University. She contributes in all aspects of litigation support including file management, document disclosure, preparation of pleadings, court applications and trial preparation.

Adrienne Miller

Legal Assistant

Adrienne assists clients with Part 7 benefits and with the litigation process of our files. She also co-ordinates directly with health care providers to retrieve medical evidence and documents for settlement or trial.