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Jimmy E. Peterson

Jimmy E. Peterson

Jimmy joined Paine Edmonds in 2008 as an office clerk after graduating from high school in North Vancouver. He worked at Paine Edmonds for 12 years as a receptionist, legal assistant, summer student, and articling student. Jimmy also clerked at the Nova Scotia Supreme Court (Family Division) and worked as a researcher for the Access to Justice & Law Reform Institute of Nova Scotia. He appeared as counsel in hearings and trials in the British Columbia Provincial Court and Supreme Court. His practice is focused on personal injury, family, and employment law.

  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
  • Member, Law Society of British Columbia
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
Personal Notes Jimmy was born in Tokyo. He moved to North Vancouver when he was 4 years old, where he remains with his wife, Kayla Wrolson. Jimmy coaches basketball with Special Olympics, starting the North Shore team with his best friend in 2006. He coached the gold medal winning team at the 2014 National Games and represented Canada as a coach at the 2015 Special Olympics World Games. He has also coached the Sutherland Secondary grade 8 and 9 boys basketball teams. In elementary school, Jimmy was a 3-time national chess champion in his age-group.
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