About the President - Ken Armstrong
Called to the bar in 1996, Ken has been practicing motor vehicle accident litigation since 1997 and has focused his practice on defending insurance claims since 1999. He joined Stewart & Company in 2008, became a partner in 2014 and has been Managing Partner since 2016. His practice currently focuses on major loss claims and appellate work. He has particular expertise in liability matters, thoracic outlet syndrome and mild traumatic brain injury claims. In his early years of practice, Ken also practiced in employment law and general commercial litigation. He has appeared before all levels of the courts in British Columbia, the Tax Court of Canada, the Human Rights Tribunal, and an Adjudicator under the Canada Labour Code. His trial experience includes over 30 Supreme Court of British Columbia trials, whether judge alone or jury. He has taught lawyers on matters within motor vehicle accident litigation, including conducting jury trials.
Ken is also heavily involved in the affairs of the Canadian Bar Association – BC Branch. He is currently President (2019-20 term), and has served over 20 years on Provincial Council (as a section chair and as a county representative), several terms on the executive committee, and as co-chair of the 2005 Canadian Legal Conference in Vancouver. He has served on various national and branch committees within the CBA. He was also President of the New Westminster Bar Association in 2004/05.
Away from law, Ken is a committed youth sports volunteer, with over two decades of volunteerism as a Little League coach, an accomplished Little League umpire (with two World Series appearances within the Little League system: Little League Softball in 2015 and Senior League Baseball in 2016), Little League board member (local league and provincial level), local youth soccer league board member and youth soccer coach (house and select).
CBABC President’s Medal, 2003/04
CBABC Presidential Citation, 2008
Little League BC Honour Roll, 2008
British Columbia (1996)
University of British Columbia (BA, Political Science, 1991)
University of Alberta (LL.B., 1995)