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Biography

Jason is a civil litigator with a broad range of experience in the areas of insurance, personal injury, commercial, construction, debtor-creditor, estates and employment matters, as well as professional regulation. He is results-driven and takes pride in his ability to offer creative, cost-effective solutions, rather than off-the-shelf, standard tactics, to his clients’ legal issues. He works diligently in complex matters to gather and sift through evidence in order to simplify and clarify an otherwise complicated process.

Jason’s practice has included personal injury claims arising from motor vehicle accidents, sport and recreation injuries, dangerous or defective products, as well as occupiers’ liability. He has worked with senior counsel in handling of claims involving a variety of injuries, including whiplash injuries, fractures, psychiatric conditions, brain injuries, or serious injuries to minors. He has represented clients before the Provincial and Supreme Courts of British Columbia, Tax Court of Canada and administrative tribunals, as well as in alternative dispute resolution proceedings.

Prior to joining Stevens Virgin in 2017, Jason practiced at a well-respected boutique litigation firm in downtown Vancouver. He earned his law degree from the University of British Columbia’s Allard School of Law and then pursued graduate studies at Osgood Hall Law School. He is a strong believer in giving back to the community through volunteering and other forms of support. In February 2015, Vancouver City Council appointed Jason to its Cultural Communities Advisory Committee. Jason is fluent in Persian (Farsi) and proficient in Spanish.

Publications

    • “It May Be Too Late to Repent: Immigration, Tax, and Privacy Concerns in the Context of New Proposed Changes to Social Insurance (SIN) Number Sharing”, Canada’s Immigration and Citizenship Bulletin (June 2015). by Jason Shabestari, Will Tao and Krisha Dhaliwal

Community Involvement

  • Civil Chambers Pro Bono Duty Counsel; Cultural Communities Advisory Committee – City of Vancouver (2015-2017)