Don J. Smith*




* Practicing through Professional Law Corporation

Donald Smith, a lawyer at SHK Law
  • Biography
  • Recognitions
  • Speaking Engagements
  • Professional Association
  • Community Involvement


Don is a principal of SHK and has more than 28 years of experience.

His litigation and dispute resolution practice is concentrated on construction claims, directors’ and officers’ liability, defence of municipalities, product liability, and defence for property and liability insurers in complex multi-party claims. Don also routinely acts for construction design professionals. His construction practice includes negotiation and drafting of various types of construction documents on behalf of owners and general contractors as well as dispute resolution and litigation involving tendering, procurement and builders liens.

Don also acts as insurance coverage counsel. He is a trusted advisor in the industry, regularly providing opinions on the interpretation of policy wording with practical and clear recommendations.

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Recognized by The Best Lawyers in Canada from 2013 to 2020 as one of Canada’s leading lawyers in the areas of Insurance Law and Construction Law. Recognized by Benchmark Litigation as a Litigation Star.

Speaking Engagements

Lectures and provides seminars to industry and legal professionals, including presentations for the Pacific Business & Law Institute and the Continuing Legal Education Society of BC.

Professional Associations

  • Member, Law Society of BC
  • Past Director, A.T. Artropolis Society
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Defense Research Institute

Community Involvement

Actively involved in High School Law program