Formally known as Jarvis McGee Rice LLP, we are proud of our legacy of providing exceptional legal services for over 50 years.  In 2018, mindful of our history and with a determined look to the future, the new partnership established Rice Harbut Elliott LLP.


Truth, accountability, and results are Rice Harbut Elliott’s guiding principles. Truth is our currency – it is where we begin and where we finish. We are selective about the cases we take because we demand truth and accountability from our clients and we know they demand the same from us. We relentlessly hold defendants and insurance companies, and large corporations accountable. We are tireless in the pursuit of fairness because we know the futures, and sometimes survival, of our clients and their families are at stake. We out-work and out-think our opponents, delivering exceptional advocacy inside and outside of the courtroom. And we get results so that our clients can move with confidence into the space beyond the injuries, harms, and losses they have suffered.


We are proud to lend our time and support to the following worthy organizations:

  • Parkinson’s Society of British Columbia
  • Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada – B.C. and Yukon Division
  • Canuck Place
  • Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia
  • Working Gear Clothing Society
  • Southlands Riding Club
  • Avalon Women’s Recovery Society
  • Squamish Windsport Society
  • Lawyer’s Assistance Program of British Columbia
  • Pacific Assistance Dogs Society (“PADS”)

I was skeptical of lawyers, thinking they were just working for the money. I have never been so wrong. John and his team are the most professional, caring law firm out there.

Zach Froese

My experience working with Michael Elliott was outstanding; he is the consummate professional and an expert in his domain. He diligently researched my case, provided clear and consistent legal counsel, and I relied on his analysis and judgement to guide me through the entire process. Michael is a personable, courteous, and intelligent lawyer and he was perseverant in defending my case.

Ebony Rose

We had a fairly complex situation happen with lifelong injuries. We chose this company to help us through a rough time, and they were wonderful. They, and their very capable staff, treated us with respect, explained the processes to us, and followed our wishes.

Joanne Husband

Getting in touch with RHE was one of the best calls I have ever made. They managed my case with true professionalism and helped me through a stressful time.

Nicole Clarke

It was a very difficult time for me, emotionally and physically but they made me feel that I was taken care of. They were always attentive, honest and the best I could’ve ever asked for. Because of them, I received a settlement that will help me with the future care and costs I will have. I felt very vulnerable after my accident and they gave me confidence that I wasn’t alone in this battle. I will forever be grateful to them for everything they did for me.

Lisa Johal