Ariel DeJong: Lawyer with McCarthy Tétrault LLP

Ariel DeJong

Vancouver,  BC  Canada

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Practice Areas

  • 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 focuses on insurance coverage issues, 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 2013 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.

Mr. DeJong currently serves on the Boards of Surrey Christian School and The King's University College. He served on the Board of Directors of the Federation of Independent School Associations for British Columbia for 20 years and as a director of the Elim Housing Society which provides housing to seniors for 5 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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Builder’s Risk Policies: Scope of the Faulty Design/Work Exclusion
Ariel DeJong,Julia K. Lockhart, February 14, 2014
What is the scope of the exclusion for making good faulty workmanship under a builders risk insurance policy? If cleaners scratch the windows during the construction process, does making good just mean a repeat cleaning or does it also include repairs to the windows?

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Ariel DeJong

777 Dunsmuir Street, Suite 1300
VancouverBC V7Y 1K2

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