Academy Member Inducted 2022

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Kerry Short, Arbitrator & Mediator, Vancouver, British Columbia.

Kerry Short

CMB Mediation
666 Burrard Street, Suite 500
Vancouver, BC V6C 3P6
Tel: (604) 639-3175
Fax: (604) 639-3175
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Recognized to British Columbia Chapter for:
Civil/Commercial Mediation & Arbitration

Other ADR Services: Insurance Umpire, Neutral Evaluation

Video Conferencing
  • Practice Commenced2009
  • # of MEDS (as of 24/7/24)175
  • # of ARBS (as of 24/7/24)5
Current Practice
Online / In-Person


Kerry has been senior counsel, a mediator and arbitrator for many years. Called to the bar in 1983, he started his practice in litigation with a large Vancouver law firm. After 14 years, Kerry launched a small boutique firm that was modelled after his sensible approach to dispute resolution. While continuing his focus on engineering and construction, his practice also included intellectual property, environmental and personal injury. Early on, Kerry’s focus was on timely preparation and strategic efforts at resolution, which led to his unrivalled reputation for reasonableness and fairness, leading to economic results for clients.

Starting a law firm and guiding it to success and growth for 22 years has honed Kerry’s skills and understanding of the business side of professional practice. Today, Kerry is dedicated to assisting parties in working towards the resolution of their disputes through mediation. He has been developing and working on his skills in mediation over the past 36 years as counsel and 12 years as a mediator. If arbitration is the path being taken Kerry is prepared to accept appointments as arbitrator and is prepared to apply his energy and skills to your dispute, whether that arises in a construction, engineering or other commercial context.

Case Experience

  • Admiralty
  • Agricultural
  • Architecture
  • Business Dissolution
  • Community Associations
  • Condominiums/Strata
  • Construction
  • Contract Disputes
  • Energy Sector (Oil/Gas/Nuclear)
  • Engineering
  • Environmental
  • Estates & Trusts
  • Government/Municipalities
  • Health Care
  • Industrial
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Partnerships
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Railroad & Trucking
  • Real Estate
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Software
  • Torts
  • Trademarks/Patents
  • Wrongful Dismissal


Bachelor of Arts, University of Victoria

Bachelor of Laws, University of British Columbia

BC CLE Course for Mediation 

Strauss Institute For Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine Unviversity

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member Law Society of British Columbia (non-practising)
  • Former Fellow of the Canadian College of Construction Lawyers
  • Panel member of British Columbia International Commercial Arbitration Centre
  • Construction dispute Referee Panel Member (major infrastructure projects in B.C. – ongoing)
  • Training through CLE Mediation courses
  • Pepperdine University (Strauss Institute for Dispute Resolution (Mediating the Litigated Case)
  • Recognized by Lexpert in professional negligence and construction practice areas
  • Recognized in Best Lawyers in Canada for construction and insurance law since 2009.
  • 2020 “Lawyer of the Year” in Construction Law in Vancouver
  • Member Canadian Academy of Distinguished Neutrals

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