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.

Practice Areas

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.

Membership & Professional Affiliations

  • Law Society of British Columbia
  • Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia
  • New Westminster Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association

Representative Work


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


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


Direct: 604.917.0048


Nicole Spraggs
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Our Team

Grant Morrison

Shadrin Brooks

Daniel Richardson

Peter Schmidt

Michael Poznanski

Catherine Coakley

Stephanie Streat

Lauren Read

Wes Berger

Sasha Vukovic

Sarah Morse

Anna Poezzhaeva

Haley Sonne


530-130 Brew Street
Port Moody, BC
V3H 0E3

Tel: 604.937.1166
Fax: 604.937.5577

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