David Miachika

P.Eng.

Partner

Vancouver
DMiachika@blg.com
604.640.4220

David practices exclusively in the areas of construction, real estate and civil liability dispute resolution.

Within his practice, David advises a variety of clients related to the areas of construction, infrastructure and procurement, representing all entities in all levels of court in British Columbia.

David is also a professional engineer registered with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia (APEGBC) since 1984.

Prior to joining BLG, he worked for several major construction companies over a seven-year period as a project manager, engineer and superintendent on significant industrial, commercial, heavy civil and marine construction projects in British Columbia and Nova Scotia, including the Revelstoke Dam, Quintette Coal conveyor and Expo '86.

Experience

  • Lead Plaintiff's counsel for the Design/Build Contractor of a $250 million P3 hospital extension in a COC Policy coverage dispute in BC, the Plaintiff was awarded $8.5 million for the claim, 2014.
  • Lead Plaintiff’s counsel for the BC Government in resolving over 150 leaky school claims in BC, 2003-12.
  • Counsel for numerous Strata Corporations, Commercial, Industrial and Institutional Property owners, Developers, Contractors, Suppliers and Insurers in over 120 building envelope claims in BC and Alberta.

Beyond our Walls

Professional Involvement

  • Member, Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientist of British Columbia, 1984-present
  • Member, Law Society of British Columbia, 1989-present
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association, Construction Law, Civil Litigation and Environmental Law Subsections

Awards & Recognitions

  • Recognized in the 2021 edition (and since 2012) of The Best Lawyers in Canada® (Construction Law).
  • Recognized in the 2021 (and since 2020) edition of Benchmark Canada - The Definitive Guide to Canada's Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys as a Litigation Star.
  • Recognized in the 2020 edition of Who's Who Legal: Canada.
  • Recognized in the 2020 edition of the Doyles Guide - Leading Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure Lawyers – British Columbia
  • Recognized in the 2021 (and since 2015) editions of The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (Construction Law).
  • Recognized as a leading Canadian infrastructure lawyer in the 2021 (and since 2015) editions of the Lexpert®/Report on Business Special Edition on Infrastructure.
  • Recognized as a 2017 Acritas Star.

Bar Admission & Education

  • British Columbia, 1989
  • LLB, Dalhousie University, 1988
  • BA Sc. in Civil Engineering (Structural), University of British Columbia, 1981