PLEASE NOTE: our office will be closed as of December 18, 2020 at 5:00pm and will re-open January 4, 2021 at 9:00am.

From all of us at Cote & Evans Trial Lawyers we wish you a safe and Happy Holidays.


Experienced Litigation Counsel at Your Service

Cote & Evans Trial Lawyers brings together a seasoned team of lawyers with a broad range of practice areas and diverse backgrounds.

Our lawyers have conducted litigation at all levels of trial and appeal courts, from straightforward applications to complex weeks-long trials. With offices in Surrey and Victoria, our firm has developed a strong reputation within the British Columbia legal community.

We pride ourselves on a high client retention rates and a determined work ethic. Contact us today for help in your legal matter.

Family Law

Let us help you navigate all stages of separation and divorce. With advanced planning we can save unnecessary stress and expense down the road.

Insurance Law

We have a proven track record against insurance companies refusing to pay valid claims. If you have an insurance claim that has been denied by ICBC or another insurer, don’t take the denial letter as the end of the matter. Get legal advice about your options.


BC has some of the toughest regulations for drivers of any province in Canada. Whether you have received an alcohol or drug-related driving prohibition, a traffic ticket, or a notice cancelling your driver’s license , you need to act quickly to defend your legal interests. We have an extensive practice defending drivers who are charged with offences or facing prohibitions.

Real Estate Law

We know that buying or selling a home is one of the most important transactions that most of us will make in our lives.

At Cote & Evans our conveyancing team is dedicated to efficiently providing all the services you need for purchasing, selling, or refinancing property.


The loss of a loved one is a time of great sadness and uncertainty. Whether you are a beneficiary, a potential beneficiary or the executor to a will, it is important to be informed about your rights and obligations. We recognize that each case is unique, and we will develop a plan tailored to your situation.


Civil litigation is a complicated area of law where one slight misstep can have devastating consequences. At Cote & Evans, our team gives you the edge you need in pursuing your litigation.

Other Civil Law
Slip & Falls
Professional Negligence
Construction Disputes
Assault and battery


Being charged with a criminal offence can be one of the most stressful times in your life for you and your family. It is imperative that you get effective legal representation as early as possible in the process to defend your legal rights and interests.


The trial decision may not be the end of the matter. A surprisingly high percentage of appeals are successful in whole or part. Whether you are considering an appeal, or are responding to an appeal by the other side, having experienced counsel is essential to securing a positive outcome in what is often the final stage of any case.


Financial Statements 101

Financial Statements 101

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