Ariel DeJong: Lawyer with McCarthy Tétrault LLP

Ariel DeJong

Vancouver,  BC  Canada

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  • Arbitration
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Professional Liability
  • Litigation
  • Products Liability
University Calvin College, B.A., 1985
Law SchoolUniversity of British Columbia, LL.B., 1988
Admitted1989, British Columbia
Memberships American Bar Association (Member, Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee of the Tort Trial and Insurance Practice section); Canadian Bar Association (Member, Insurance and Construction Law sections); British Columbia Risk and Insurance Managers Association.


Ariel DeJong is a partner in our Litigation Group and Insurance Group in Vancouver.

Mr. DeJong's practice primarily focuses on insurance coverage issues as counsel solely for policyholders. He also practices in the areas of construction litigation and education law. He has argued cases at all levels of the courts of British Columbia and has been involved in numerous mediations and arbitrations. Private sector clients include those in the manufacturing, real estate development, energy, fish farming, education, processing, professional engineering services and technology industries. He is currently involved in a wide range of insurance coverage files and construction and professional liability litigation. Mr. DeJong has also acted for numerous independent schools, churches and other charitable organizations.

Mr. DeJong is a member of:

•BCRIMA, the British Columbia Risk and Insurance Managers Association;
•the Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee of the Tort Trial and Insurance Practice section of the American Bar Association; and
•the Insurance and Construction Law sections of the Canadian Bar Association.

Mr. DeJong is featured in 2015 Benchmark Canada, The Definitive Guide to Canada's Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys as a local litigation star (British Columbia) in the area of insurance litigation.

He is also featured in 2012 Who's Who Legal Canada as fantastic counsel on insurance coverage issues.

Mr. DeJong currently serves on the Board of Surrey Christian School. He served on the Board of Directors of the Federation of Independent School Associations for British Columbia for 20 years, on the Board of The King's University College for 12 years, and as a director of the Elim Housing Society which provides housing to seniors for five years. He is a member of the Fleetwood Christian Reformed Church.

Mr. DeJong received his BA in 1985 from Calvin College and his LLB in 1988 from the University of British Columbia. He was called to the British Columbia bar in 1989.


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Ariel DeJong,Michael Nienhuis, March 26, 2015
In a recent blog entry, Covenants to Insure, we summarized the protection afforded when a party (the “beneficiary”) obtains a contractual promise from its counter-party (the “covenanter”) to obtain insurance against specified risks.

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Ariel DeJong

777 Dunsmuir Street, Suite 1300
VancouverBC V7Y 1K2

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