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Jimmy E. Peterson


Jimmy E. Peterson
Practice Jimmy became an associate at Paine Edmonds in May 2020. He has appeared in the BC Provincial Court, Supreme Court, and Court of Appeal. Jimmy is an author of the Continuing Legal Education (CLE) British Columbia Motor Vehicle Accident Claims Practice Manual and has been a presenter for the Canadian Bar Association (CBA) on family law. He clerked at the Nova Scotia Supreme Court (Family Division) and worked as a researcher for the Access to Justice and Law Reform Institute of Nova Scotia.   Legal Publications
  • Messy “Excluded Property” in the BC Family Law Act: Excluded Property Transferred into the Name of the Other Spouse or Jointly Should Remain Excluded
    • Canadian Family Law Quarterly, 38 CFLQ 359 (2019)
  • Judicial Treatment of Aboriginal Peoples’ Oral History Evidence: More Room for Reconciliation
    • Dalhousie Law Journal, 42:2 Dal LJ 484 (2019)
  • Called to the British Columbia Bar, 2020
  • Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University – Juris Doctor (Dean’s List), 2019
    • Received the Horace E Read Award for the greatest overall contribution to scholarship and student life in the law school in 2019
    • Received the Tory Writing Award for the top paper in the law school in 2018/2019
    • Received the G.O. Forsyth Essay Prize as the top Legal Research and Writing student at the law school in 2017
    • Simon Fraser University - Master of Arts (with Distinction), 2015
    • Simon Fraser University - Bachelor of Arts (First Class with Distinction), 2013
      • Received the Governor General’s Academic Silver Medal as the top student in the undergraduate class at Simon Fraser University in 2013
    Professional Activities

    Selected Cases

    • Cabianca v Meyer, 2020 BCSC 2284: an application regarding an independent medical examination in a personal injury claim arising out of a motor vehicle accident
    • Marzec v Nemi, 2022 BCSC 178: an application regarding dismissal of a claim for want of prosecution in an estate litigation case
    • HMH v JE, 2023 BCSC 922: a trial regarding parenting decision-making responsibilities and parenting time in a family law case
    • Bjerke v Great Canadian Casinos Incorporated, 2023 BCSC 1829: an application regarding dismissal of a claim for want of prosecution in an employment law wrongful dismissal case
    Personal Notes Jimmy was born in Tokyo, Japan and moved to North Vancouver when he was 4 years old. He coaches basketball and soccer with Special Olympics. Jimmy coached the gold medal winning BC basketball team at the 2014 National Games and represented Canada as a basketball coach at the 2015 Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles. Jimmy was a 3-time national chess champion in his age-group in elementary school. He enjoys going to breweries, playing tennis, following the University of Arizona Wildcats, and taking his dog, a puggle, to work.

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