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Our Team

Warnett Hallen Offices, Kitsilano, Vancouver

Manjot Hallen | Partner

Manjot Hallen - Car Accident and ICBC Settlement Lawyer, Vancouver
With well over 1,000 cases to his credit, personal injury and car accident lawyer Manjot Hallen brings a wealth of experience to every client assignment. A business and community leader with a quick smile, Manjot never met a party that he didn’t like and vice versa. A lawyer since 2005, he is a member of the Canadian Bar Association, Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia and the South Asian Bar Association (BC). Manjot has lectured on personal injury issues for the Trial Lawyers Association of BC and the Continuing Legal Education Society of BC. Prior to practicing law, Manjot worked in government assisting several federal cabinet Ministers. He is currently the President of the Liberal Party of Canada (BC). He is on the Board of Directors for the BC Children’s Hospital Night of Miracles. In his personal time, Manjot enjoys running, crossfit, hockey and climbing the Grouse Grind. Ever the idealist, he looks forward to the day when a person can be judged not by the colour of their skin or who they love, but by the content of their character. Manjot is fluent in Punjabi and understands Hindi.
604-737-3300 | mhallen@warnetthallen.com | LinkedIn 

Paul Warnett | Partner

Paul Warnett - Car Accident and ICBC Settlement Lawyer, Vancouver
Paul Warnett’s calm demeanour is befitting of his vast experience as a personal injury lawyer and trial lawyer representing clients before the Provincial and Supreme Courts of British Columbia, and the Court of Appeal of British Columbia. From general injuries to slip and falls to his interest in catastrophic claims including both brain and spinal injuries, Paul expertly navigates insurance companies and the legal labyrinth of ICBC to ensure the best outcomes for his clients. Paul was called to the Bar of British Columbia in 2001. His professional accreditations include: Member of the Law Society of British Columbia, Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia, and the Vancouver Bar Association. He has lectured on trial preparation in Provincial Court and on Damages in Personal Injury for the Continuing Legal Education Society of BC. When not running on behalf of clients, Paul runs for fitness. He also enjoys gardening and playing golf, albeit poorly. However, don’t mistake Paul for his body-double — his identical twin brother — who’s also a lawyer. Reportedly, Paul is the better-looking one. Paul lives in Vancouver and is married with two children.
604-737-3300 | pwarnett@warnetthallen.com | LinkedIn

Mark Lyons | Senior Counsel

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Mark Lyons is one of Vancouver’s most experienced personal injury lawyers, and he is bringing his talents to Warnett Hallen. Prior to joining the firm, Mark was a founding partner and lead personal injury lawyer at Klein Lyons, a well known and long established personal injury and class action firm. Mark has represented thousands of plaintiffs who have been injured in car accidents in British Columbia. He has obtained client compensation for a full range of personal injury claims totalling millions of dollars including catastrophic claims with traumatic brain injuries, severe disfigurement, internal injuries and permanent disabilities. Mark has successfully resolved several claims for over $1,000,000 in compensation. He is a firm believer in supporting his community and is an active supporter of Drop It And Drive, MADD, Canadian Alzheimer’s Society, the Heart and Stroke Foundation and the Canadian Cancer Society. Mark is well known for his wit and humour. When he’s not fighting for the rights of those injured in motor vehicle accidents, he is travelling to the far reaches of the world.
604-737-3300 | mlyons@warnetthallen.com

Julie Gagnon | Lawyer

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Julie Gagnon is inspired to achieve the best possible result for every client. Driven by passion for people she helps clients navigate the difficult intersection between the legal, medical and insurance systems.
Following the completion of her bachelor’s degree in Science at Concordia University, Julie attended Law School at the University of Ottawa and was called to the bar in 2006. Julie’s experience is exclusively in plaintiff’s personal injury. She has over 11 years of experience in representing clients who have been injured in motor vehicle accidents, in medical malpractice incidents, in slip and fall accidents and who have been denied for long term disability claims. Recently, Julie undertook an MBA at Royal Roads University which allows her to understand and effectively advance business income losses for her clients. Julie’s grit flows into her passion endurance sports. When not working on your file Julie is either running, cycling or swimming, most often with her vizsla Franklin. Julie is fluent in French.
604-737-3300 | jgagnon@warnetthallen.com | LinkedIn

Rory Johnston | Lawyer

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Rory Johnston is an energetic advocate for accident victims and has specialized in insurance law throughout his legal career. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Rory worked at the Disabled Sailing Association of British Columbia, teaching clients with spinal cord and brain injuries how to sail at Vancouver’s Jericho Sailing Centre.  He also coordinated the volunteer Jericho Rescue Team, assisting hundreds of sailors and boaters in distress each year. Rory obtained his Bachelor of Arts (Economics Honours) degree at UBC and completed his law degree at the University of Victoria in 2012. Rory was called to the Ontario Bar in 2013 and the British Columbia Bar in 2014. Rory sits on the Executive of the Vancouver Rowing Club’s Yachting Section and on the Executive of the Canadian Bar Association (BC)’s Young Lawyers section. Outside of work, Rory spends his free time playing hockey, sailing, and home-brewing. Since Rory cycles to work, he understands the dynamics of the busy Vancouver streets and can assist clients with claims arising from bicycle accidents.

604-737-3300 | rjohnston@warnetthallen.comLinkedIn 

Mia Taghizadeh | Lawyer

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Fuelled by a passion for the law and compassion for her clients, Mia Taghizadeh is one of the most tenacious advocates you could find for your case. Prior to joining Warnett Hallen, Mia was practicing primarily insurance defence at a litigation boutique firm. Through that work, she gained firsthand knowledge of the motivations and pressures on the insurance side of a personal injury claim, which she now utilizes to her clients’ advantage at Warnett Hallen.   Mia was called to the bar in 2014 after earning her Bachelor’s degree, and then her law degree from the University of British Columbia, graduating from the Allard School of Law in 2013.   In her spare time, Mia can be found championing many worthy causes. Currently, she sits on the board of the West Coast Legal Education and Action Fund, an organization that advances women’s rights and gender equality in the law, and the Nutritionlink Services Society, which provides grants to organizations working to meet the nutritional needs of vulnerable British Columbians. When not working or volunteering, Mia is likely hiking a nearby mountain, running long-distances, or at the gym, challenging some poor soul to a push-up competition. Mia is fluent in Farsi.
604-737-3300 | mtaghizadeh@warnetthallen.com | LinkedIn

Reena Bassi |Marketing & Intake Coordinator

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We are fortunate to have Reena join our team. She has worked in marketing and the management of client services for some of the top personal injury lawyers in Vancouver and now brings her talents to Warnett Hallen. When you speak to Reena on the phone you will know that she is smiling. Her good nature and inquisitive mind and her true empathy for those in need, make her one of the best people to talk to after a car accident. She will help you with your accident claim and ensure you have assistance throughout the duration of your injury claim. Reena loves to be social and takes numerous trips with her fiancé and friends. Outside of work she loves to hang out with friends, conversing in English and Punjabi, biking, going to movies and working on her lifestyle blog. Don’t forget to connect with Warnett Hallen on Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin. You will get to know Reena as she puts her BCIT Marketing Communications Certificate to work, keeping everyone informed about the exciting news from Warnett Hallen – and if we’re all lucky, maybe a few lifestyle tips!  Reena is also fluent in Punjabi.
604-737-3300 | rbassi@warnetthallen.com

Kamal Hothi | Receptionist

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Kamal Hothi’s sunny disposition is what greets every client at the offices of Warnett Hallen. A 2012 graduate of Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Kam’s sense of social justice and mantra of ‘no evil in the world’ makes her an ideal member of the team. Previously, she worked in sales and at Delta Hospital. When not counselling people to refrain from chewing gum with their mouths open, Kam is delighted by the many new types of food she is experiencing with her colleagues at Warnett Hallen. Kam is also fluent in Punjabi.

 

 

 

 

Nicole Pekrul | Case Manager/Legal Assistant

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The Westcoast lifestyle agrees with Nicole Pekrul. Nothing gives her more joy than enjoying a book (recommended by her book club) in the warmth of the summer sun and on a boat no less. But her contemplative nature belies a quiet ambition: results and successful outcomes for her clients. Since 2007, Nicole’s time in personal injury law has spanned a number of law firms and seen her work successfully from the ground floor up to her current role as legal assistant/case manager at Warnett Hallen. Nicole’s work in personal injury law has focused exclusively on plaintiff files on a variety of cases including minor soft tissue injuries, brain injuries and quadriplegia. In addition to her passion for mountain biking and the outdoors, Nicole’s curiosity to learn new things propels her to excel at many things, including her role at Warnett Hallen.
604-737-3300npekrul@warnetthallen.com | LinkedIn

Karai Madill | Legal Assistant

Karai Madill - Warnett Hallen, Car Accident Lawyers Vancouver

Karai has years of legal administrative experience including a strong litigation background in personal injury law. With high ideals and an empathetic nature, she is the perfect person to help accident weary clients navigate their way through a motor vehicle accident claim. She believes that client service is the most important aspect of her job and it shows by the attentiveness and kindness she shares with everyone who walks through our doors. An avid animal lover, she and her partner share a tiny house with many pets. She is also a published author of a fantasy fiction novel, The Stolen Herd. She is a permaculture/gardening enthusiast and self-proclaimed tree hugger. When she’s not riding her favourite mare in the woods, she can be found in her studio sewing dresses and listening to 40’s music.

 

Tamara Paul | Case Manager

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She has only recently joined the team but Tamara Paul has been part of the Warnett Hallen family for many years. Most of our team has worked with Tamara at some of the top plaintiff only personal injury law firms in Vancouver. Now that she has come home to Warnett Hallen, Tamara can concentrate on what she does best, assisting our injured clients during recovery and gathering evidence to put forth the best case possible. Tamara enjoys helping people and loves her job. This is evident in her drive to assist those in need. Prior to transitioning her career to legal, she studied at the Insurance Institute while working at ICBC. This experience gives her a unique perspective into insurance processes and how to quickly resolve claims while maximizing value. If you are a cyclist you may have already met Tamara. She belongs to two competitive cycling teams; Just Giver for PD, which raises funds for Parkinson’s Disease, and the Tri-Cities Cycling Club. Although her current ambitions take her traveling the globe, Tamara grew-up on a ranch in northern BC and has fond memories of raising cattle, riding horses and farming.
604-737-3300 | tpaul@warnetthallen.com

Bojan S. Petrovic | Case Manager

Bojan Petrovic - ICBC Settlement Claims Case Manager, Vancouver
Is personal injury law art or science? If you ask Bojan Petrovic, it’s a bit of both. Bojan’s ability in personal injury law is only exceeded by his fluency in languages and the arts. In addition to English, he speaks French, Spanish, German, Serbian/Croatian and brings these linguistic skills to every client case. With an international sensibility, Bojan worked as a junior lawyer in Belgrade before assuming his personal injury practice in Vancouver as a case manager in 2001. Armed with a degree from the Faculty of Law at the University of Belgrade in Serbia, Bojan has also extended his training through paralegal courses and workshops at Vancouver Community College, the BC Trial Lawyers Association and BC Continuing Legal Education. When not fighting for client rights, he practices Japanese martial arts and is a published poet. Bojan lives in Vancouver with his wife and two daughters.
604-737-3308bpetrovic@warnetthallen.com | LinkedIn

Zhen M. Wang | Legal Assistant

Warnett Hallen is very fortunate to welcome Zhen Wang to the team.   With a warm demeanor and a fluency in Mandarin and Cantonese, Zhen heightens our ability to help our Asian clientele. After traveling the world and gaining valuable life experience, Zhen decided to return to school and is a recent graduate of the Legal Assistant program at Vancouver Community College. Zhen holds true to the values of a good work ethic while providing an empathetic ear to our injured clients.  In her spare time, she enjoys the simple things in life; a good laugh, racket sports, cards, evening walks, socializing with friends and volunteering in the community.

 

 

 

Grace Wong | Legal Assistant

Perfectly named to suit her personality, Grace has a calming effect on all who surround her.   With a hard working demeanor and genuine care and acceptance for everyone, she has truly graced Warnett Hallen with her presence. Educated as a Legal Assistant with a background in customer service, she is the ideal person to join the service based team at Warnett Hallen.   In her spare time, Grace enjoys watching movies, hiking or gathering friends for a culinary adventure in Vancouver.

Grace is fluent in Mandarin and Cantonese.

604-737-3300 | gwong@warnetthallen.com

Collin Yip | Office Services Clerk

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In 2013 Collin graduated from the UBC Bachelor of Science Program in Cognitive Systems which combines various fields such as psychology, computer science, and philosophy to understand how we think. As a member of our Office Services Team, Collin uses his education to assist with office organization. His detailed approached to data management helps to steamline workflow and redefine how we implement office systems. Collin has worked in personal injury law firms for the last 5 years and hopes to return to school to further his legal education. We are certain that Collin has a superhero alter ego. When in need, Collin is there to assist and has the skills to solve any problem. When he is not saving the world, Collin enjoys listening to music, going to concerts and tabletop gaming.
604-737-3300 | cyip@warnetthallen.com