David C. Sliman

Chilliwack, British Columbia
  • Phone: 604.824.7777 ext 1104
  • Toll-Free: 1.800.677.8772
  • Fax: 604.824.7770
  • dsliman[at]waterstonelaw.com
  • Paralegal
  • Stella Gowans
  • 604.824.7777 x1116
  • Email
  • Assistant
  • Courtney Isaacson
  • 604.824.7777 x1103
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David Sliman is a partner in our Litigation Group, acting primarily in the area of personal injury. Dave limits his practice to acting exclusively for individuals who have been injured by someone’s carelessness, and not for insurance companies trying to deny or limit compensation. As such, the majority of Dave’s practice involves representing injured parties seeking compensation from ICBC.

Dave has experience handling cases involving a broad range of injuries, including brain injuries, spinal cord injuries (including quadriplegia), whiplash, severe fractures, fibromyalgia, Chronic regional pain syndrome (CRPS or RSD); as well as psychological and psychiatric injuries including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Dave is a member of the Trial Lawyers of B.C., The Canadian Bar Association, the American Association for Justice (formerly the Association of Trial Lawyers of America) the Fraser Valley Brain Injury Association, and the B.C. Brain Injury Association. In addition he has been a frequent “grand rounds” lecturer on medical legal issues for doctors in the Fraser Valley.

Dave was born in Vancouver, B.C. and raised in Chilliwack. He obtained both his B.A. and LLB. from the University of British Columbia. Before returning to Chilliwack in 1991 Dave practiced in Vancouver. In the summer of 1994 he co-founded the firm which is now Waterstone Law Group LLP.

Community involvement is an important part of Dave’s life and he has sat on the board of directors of a number of community organizations. Dave is a member of the Chilliwack Mt. Cheam Rotary club and sits on the international youth exchange committee at the district level.

Dave and his wife Colleen live, with their three teenage children, in the Ryder Lake area of Chilliwack. Dave is a self avowed football (a.k.a. “soccer”) fanatic. He has coached youth soccer for the past 14 years, and plays regularly himself. Since having children, Dave’s interest in mountaineering has been downgraded to hiking. He also enjoys reading and, much to Colleen’s chagrin, secretly adding to his library.

What our clients have said about David C. Sliman

We wanted to write this review about David Sliman because it is well-deserved. He’s a straight-to-the-point, experienced professional.  From our very first consultation until the final process of the ICBC settlement, he has thoroughly explained every step of the way, and we were well-informed by his extensive knowledge in Motor read more »

I was injured in a car accident in 2010. A year later I met with Dave Sliman, as my injuries were not healing and I was feeling pressure from ICBC. While the litigation process was long, and ended up in court, I felt that Dave and his team did everything… read more »

I am writing this letter to thank Waterstone Law Group, namely David Sliman and Stella Gowans, for helping me with my ICBC claim. The accident occurred in Nov. of 2006 and because there was not a lot of damage to my vehicle ICBC was not supportive so David had a… read more »

Haiti’s earthquake of January 12, 2010 changed millions of lives everywhere around the world but nowhere more profoundly than those living in Port-Au-Prince. Dug out of the rubble was one nine-year-old little blind boy who could only imagine the devastation from the words told to him by his mother, the… read more »

Our family had previously faced an unpleasant experience with ICBC, so when I was injured in a collision a few years ago, I contacted David right away. I was in a terrible mental state, and David was able to get me in to see the appropriate Doctor in mere days,… read more »

In 2003 I was in a serious motor vehicle accident. As I faced ongoing injuries and ICBC, Dave Sliman and his team at Waterstone Law Group came alongside and protected my rights, accomplishing more than I ever thought was possible. Dave was an advocate on my behalf. The court room… read more »

I have had the pleasure of Waterstone Law Group representing me in various situations over the years. I would not have wanted to “take on” ICBC without David Sliman. Kim Briscoe was not only professional but compassionate when dealing with my family law issues. Life has its twists and turns,… read more »

I was seriously injured in a car accident 6 years ago. My family was given the name of David Sliman and we were so glad we chose to have him represent us during this hard time. I found Dave and his team were so compassionate that I never worried that… read more »

Our daughter was seriously injured in a motor vehicle accident six years ago. We had never been through anything like this before. Caring for our daughter during her recovery was our main focus, but we knew that we also had a responsibility to ensure that her rights were protected and… read more »

Back in June 1998 I was involved in a serious motor vehicle accident that to this day reminds me of a bad dream. But this motor vehicle accident was nothing compared to the nightmare I faced dealing with ICBC. At first the ICBC representatives were great to deal with but… read more »

Bar Admissions

  • British Columbia (1988)


  • University of British Columbia (B.A. 1984)
  • University of British Columbia (LL.B. 1987)

Professional Activities

  • Canadian Bar Association, B.C. Branch (Member)
  • Chilliwack Bar Association (Member)
  • Trial Lawyers Association of B.C. (Member)
  • American Association for Justice (formerly American Trial Lawyers Association) (Member)

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