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Catherine Coakley

BA, JD - Partner


“I am a partner at BTM Lawyers LLP where I maintain a busy litigation and dispute resolution practice focusing on employment, personal injury, and construction law. I am a results oriented litigator and pride myself in providing practical solutions and advice to my clients.

In my employment practice, I act for both employees and employers in negotiating employment contracts and severance packages, litigating wrongful dismissal and human rights claims, and advising on privacy, bullying, harassment, and workplace safety issues. I have a particular passion for combating discrimination, bullying, and harassment in the workplace and have assisted employers in navigating these complex issues when complaints arise and am a strong advocate for employees who have faced discrimination and harassment in the workplace.

As a personal injury lawyer, I act for clients that have been injured in motor vehicle and slip and fall accidents. I work closely with family doctors, specialists, and treatment providers to ensure my clients receive appropriate diagnosis and treatment and are fully compensated for their injuries.

I also act as legal counsel in all aspects of the construction industry, from advising on contract formation and drafting to litigating builders liens and disputes arising from non-payment, delay, defective work, and contract termination.”

Community Involvement, Hobbies, and Personal Interests

I was born and raised in the Tri-Cities and have a strong connection to the local community. I’m a former member of the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce’s Women in Business Committee and continue to maintain strong ties to the business community. Away from the office, I enjoy exploring the city with my husband and spending time with family and friends.

Representative Work

Recognition & Awards

Voted Favourite Lawyer in the Tri-Cities in the 2014 and 2015 Tri-City News A-List


Nicole Spraggs

Tel: 604.552.7180
Email: [email protected]

Practice Areas



Personal Injury

Commercial Litigation

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Law Society of British Columbia

Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia

Canadian Bar Association

New Westminster Bar Association


BA (Political Science) with Distinction from the University of Victoria

JD from the University of Victoria

Our Team

Grant Morrison

Shadrin Brooks

Peter Schmidt

Daniel Richardson

Michael Poznanski

Catherine Coakley

Sarah Morse

Lauren Read

Laura Hohensee

Kevin Quong

Wes Berger

Sunny Dharni

Marko Pokrajac

Anna Poezzhaeva

Haley Sonne

Ruhiyeh Naimi

Tahira Mawji

Bowen Matheson