About

Who We Are

Sporer Mah Simpson is a personal injury law firm dedicated to protecting the rights of injury victims.

We have helped our clients recover millions of dollars, while providing premium legal services through dedication to uncompromising integrity and by providing one-on-one service, exceptional professionalism and the utmost respect for clients and their legal issues.

Our primary focus is representing victims of personal injury and their families. We offer free consultations to discuss your case. No recovery, no fee.

One-on-One Service

By sustaining regularly scheduled client contact, we ensure clients are up-to-date on the progress of their cases.

Respect for the Client

The most important consideration when choosing a lawyer is the quality of the lawyer-client relationship. Injury cases often involve emotional ups and downs for clients. The lawyers and staff at Sporer Mah Simpson are friendly, sensitive to these issues and make every effort to treat clients with a high degree of care.

Our lawyers have many years of combined experience. We have dedicated time and energy to improving road safety conditions, to make BC roads safer for you and your family.

Our Lawyers

Mike Sporer attended the University of Alberta Law School where he served on the Editorial Board of the Alberta Law Review 1991-93. He articled at Mair Jensen Blair in Kamloops, BC where he worked with a number of outstanding lawyers, four of whom were later appointed superior court judges in British Columbia. He has been a member in good standing of the Law Society of British Columbia since 1994 and a partner in Sporer Mah Simpson since 1998.

Mike is a member of the International Legal Fraternity Phi Delta Phi (Bowker Inn, the University of Alberta) and served as Province President for Phi Delta Phi after graduation from law school. He has been a member of the American Association for Justice (formerly ATLA) since 1996 and is a long time member of the Trial Lawyers’ Association of British Columbia (TLABC). He was on the Provincial Executive of the TLABC (2002-2005) and since 2008 has served on the Editorial Board of the Verdict, the primary publication of the TLABC.

For three years, 2009-2011, Mike sat on the Judicial Advisory Committee (JAC) in British Columbia, a committee of eight people who review potential judicial appointments to the superior courts in British Columbia, and make recommendations to the Justice Minister of Canada in regard to such appointments. Mike served on the Executive of the BCAA Road Safety Foundation (2007-2011) working closely with British Columbia’s leading road safety advocate Allan Lamb and a hard-working committee of police officers, doctors, and other members of the community dedicated to promoting road safety and reducing injuries and fatalities on BC roads. He served as Chair of the Finance Committee and Chair of the Governance Committee of the BCAA Road Safety Foundation during part of his tenure on the Road Safety Foundation Executive.

Mike is an instructor in the Legal Studies Program and in the Department of Criminology, Faculty of the Social Sciences and Humanities at Douglas College, New Westminster, British Columbia. The Legal Studies Program at Douglas College was the brainchild of Graeme T. Bowbrick, Q.C., former Member of the Legislative Assembly for New Westminster and a former Attorney-General of the Province of British Columbia. While Mike advises clients and handles files, his primary commitment is teaching law to college students in our community.

To cover Mike’s time away from the full-time practice of law, Sporer Mah Simpson is very pleased that Vancouver injury lawyer David W. Grunder, one of BC’s well-respected injury lawyers, has stepped in to act as Associate Counsel to the Sporer Mah firm. (For more information see Mr. Grunder’s bio on our website).

Gary Mah is a partner of Sporer Mah and Company.

He was born in Edmonton, Alberta and raised in Port Coquitlam.

Gary attended Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, BC where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in Political Science. He graduated from the University of British Columbia Law School and then spent several years overseas in Asia.

He returned to Canada and was called to the bar in 1998.

Gary practices primarily in the field of litigation, with a focus on personal injury litigation.

Gary is a member of the Law Society of British Columbia, the Trial Lawyers’ Association of British Columbia (TLABC) and the American Association for Justice (AAJ).

David Grunder practices law as DWG Law Corp. and is Associate Counsel with Sporer Mah Simpson.  David works with Mike Sporer on our litigated files and joined the firm in this capacity to fill the trial scheduling gap arising from Mike’s ongoing commitments as a teacher in the community.

David was born in Toronto, Ontario, and raised in North Vancouver, BC. He graduated from UBC Law School in 1987 and practices primarily in the field of personal injury litigation. Early in his law career, David worked as ICBC defence counsel and through his experience working for ICBC gained valuable insight and understanding of defence procedures. David has utilized this expertise in his exclusive representation of Plaintiffs for the past decade.

David often goes beyond the call of duty for his clients, has a calm, steady, reassuring manner, and is an extremely well-respected member of the personal injury bar.

“David has one of the busiest trial practices of any personal injury lawyer I know. If you talk to lawyers who have practiced injury law for many years in this province and you ask them who they respect, ‘David Grunder’ is a name you will consistently hear.” – Mike Sporer

Mr. Lauk was Associate Counsel with Sporer Mah and Company at the time of his retirement from the practice of law in 2013. Though retired, he remains in close contact with members of the personal injury bar and with the law firm in particular.

Mr. Lauk is an important British Columbian – now an elder statesman of the province – whose opinion is respected and often sought on political and legal matters that are important to British Columbians.

Mr. Lauk was raised in New Westminster and attended law school at the University of British Columbia. He articled to the late H.A.D. (Bert) Oliver, QC (1921-2011), one of the best-known trial lawyers of his time in Vancouver. Mr. Lauk was called to the Bar in 1967. He was elected to the Provincial Legislature in 1972 as the MLA for Vancouver Centre and served in the provincial cabinet as Minister of Industrial Trade and Commerce and as Minister of Mines and Petroleum Resources. He was re-elected in the 1975, 1979 and 1983 provincial elections, winning four straight elections in total. He did not run in the 1986 provincial election and returned to full time law practice.

A generation of personal injury lawyers in our province were influenced, educated, or trained by Mr. Lauk. He was an important figure in the Trial Lawyers’ Association of British Columbia over a period of time that spanned parts of four decades. Mr. Lauk was and remains an outspoken advocate for the preservation of civil jury trials, and believes members of the community have an important place in the courtroom.

“Gary Lauk, QC was the best jury trial lawyer I ever saw in court and I know plenty of others who feel the same way. He had a tremendous ability to connect with a jury.”- Mike Sporer

Any media enquiries or speaking requests can be directed to Mr. Lauk through the law firm. Often people want to simply pass on a warm hello, and we are always pleased to do so.