Melissa Bryden, Vancouver Personal Injury Lawyer

Melissa is a member of the Klein Lawyers’ personal injury practice group where she focuses on representing people injured in motor vehicle accidents.

Prior to attending law school, Melissa attended the University of Calgary where she obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology. While studying at the University of Calgary Melissa played on the varsity field hockey team and was an Academic All-Canadian.  Melissa went on to complete her law degree at the University of Alberta.  Melissa was called to the bar in 2010 after articling at a regional law firm.  Melissa has considerable experience in the Supreme Court of British Columbia and the British Columbia Court of Appeal.

When not advocating for the injured, Melissa enjoys playing field hockey, rowing, golfing, skiing and spending time at Christina Lake.  Melissa is the founding member of the Nine & Wine Golf League for Female Professionals.

Practice Areas

Education

  • LL.B., University of Alberta, May 2009
  • B.Sc. in Kinesiology, University of Calgary, May 2004

Bar Membership

  • British Columbia, 2010

Work Experience

  • Associate Lawyer, Klein Lawyers
  • Associate Lawyer, Lindsay Kenney LLP
  • Articled Student, Lindsay Kenney LLP

Professional Affiliations

  • Law Society of British Columbia
  • Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch
  • Trial Lawyers Association of BC

Selected Decisions

  • Bye v. Newman – Mr. Bye was 31 years old when he was involved in an accident with an ATV on a recreational trail.  Mr. Bye’s leg had to be amputated above the knee as a result of the accident.  Liability was an issue, with the defendant asserting that Mr. Bye should be found 100% liable.   Melissa and her co-counsel successfully argued that the defendant’s expert report on accident reconstruction should be excluded.   After a lengthy trial, the defendant was found 100% liable.   Mr. Bye was awarded $3,046,255 in damages.

Charitable & Civic Involvement

  • Vancouver Rowing Club, Novice Program Member (2017)
  • Nine & Wine Golf Group for Female Professionals – Founder & Member (2016-Present)
  • Vancouver Jokers Field Hockey Club Member (2013-Present)