Greg practices exclusively in civil litigation. While he has a broad range of civil litigation experience, he focuses his practice on personal injury matters and employment law. He also acts on behalf of clients involved in various kinds of commercial and insurance disputes as well as tax disputes with the Canada Revenue Agency.
As an experienced personal injury lawyer, Greg acts for individuals throughout BC and Alberta who have been injured because of car accidents, assaults, slip and falls and faulty or defective products. As an advocate for injured parties, Greg does not act in any circumstances for ICBC. Over the years, he has obtained, through negotiation, mediation and trial, millions of dollars in compensation for individuals with all types of injuries, including soft tissue injuries, chronic pain, orthopedic injuries, spinal injuries and brain injuries, both catastrophic brain injuries and mild traumatic brain injuries. Greg is also the author of numerous articles on personal injury matters and he has been invited to speak to health care professionals about medical-legal issues.
In his employment practice, Greg advises both employers and employees involved in a broad range of employment-related matters, including employee termination issues, wrongful and constructive dismissal lawsuits, as well as human rights matters. Greg is also experienced with reviewing, advising on and drafting employment agreements. He has written articles on employment law matters and has presented to various groups of employers and human resources professionals on key employment law topics.
Greg is active in both professional and community activities. He serves on the executive of the Canadian Bar Association’s local Civil Litigation Section and is an active member of both the Trial Lawyers Association of BC and the Kelowna Bar Association. He also guest lectures regularly at UBC’s Okanagan campus as well as Okanagan College. Greg is also involved as a board member with the Fresh Outlook Foundation and CrimeStoppers.
When not in the office, Greg and his wife spend a great deal of time travelling to pursue their passions of scuba diving and skiing. In addition, he spends a great deal of time hiking, golfing and mountain biking in the summer and playing hockey in the winter.
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Civil Litigation, with a focus on personal injury claims and insurance disputes, as well as employment matters. Also acting for clients in general commercial and tax disputes.
My mother sustained a very significant and serious brain injury as a result of a fall. I was having to deal with the situation on her behalf and we received a recommendation for Greg Pratch at Pushor Mitchell. Other lawyers had told us they were not willing to take my Mom’s file because there was too much risk. Greg was willing to take her file on and we appreciated his dedication and hard work on my Mother's file. He really made a significant difference in her life and ability to live a meaningful life without limitations. I am sure Greg likely has other cases like my Mom’s case, but I am truly grateful to have met him and for all he and his firm did to help and support us throughout the process.
I had been looking for a lawyer who would be willing to take on my case. It was very complicated and I had been looking for a year and a half for someone who would be willing to take me on. I was so happy when a friend suggested Pushor Mitchell. Greg Pratch was assigned my case and from the beginning he assured me I had a good, yet complicated case. He was straight forward and told me what he thought my case would be, explaining all the legal stuff so that I could understand. We worked together for nearly 3 years and through this, he always kept me on top of what was happening and why. I have physical issues that he always considered and accommodated. Because of the complications of my case, I would get very upset and frustrated with how long it was taking, but Greg was always the one to calm me down and focus on the end results. Personally, I found him to be kind hearted, yet focused on our goal. He was always willing to hear my phone calls and communication was never an issue. He was patient, completely understanding and assertive when he needed to be. In the end, I was happy with the results and the settlement he was able to get for me and my family.
After being seriously injured in a motorcycle accident I was fortunate enough to have Pushor Mitchell LLP recommended to me. I met with Greg Pratch, he made my recovery process and dealing with ICBC as painless as possible. He dealt with specialists and ensured I received the best care as well as obtaining the best settlement for my future. I totally recommend Greg to anyone injured in an accident or anyone requiring representation or legal advice. Thanks again Greg for all your help.
Mission Group Enterprises Ltd.
Mission Group Enterprises is the parent company to a wide variety of businesses. We chose Greg Pratch for his versatility and business-friendly approach. It was also highly important for us to be represented in a manner consistent with our values. Greg has helped ensure our contracts and operational practices are optimized, and helped us negotiate through various legal matters. We would recommend Greg for any company who wants a lawyer capable of minimizing his own time spent while getting strong results.Tracy Fowler Director, Board Liaison & Strategic InitiativesMission Group Enterprises Ltd.