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Jimmy E. Peterson


Jimmy E. Peterson
Practice 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 an office clerk, receptionist, legal assistant, summer student, and articling student before becoming an associate in May 2020. Jimmy 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. He has appeared in the BC Provincial Court, Supreme Court, and Court of Appeal. He practices personal injury and family law. He is an author of the British Columbia Motor Vehicle Accident Claims Practice Manual.   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: Master Harper granted Jimmy’s application in a personal injury action arising out of a motor vehicle accident, on behalf of the defence lawyer with conduct of the file, to compel a plaintiff to attend an independent medical examination with a neurologist 12 days after the 84-day deadline for service of expert reports given the balancing of prejudice favouring thedefendant
    • Marzec v Nemi, 2022 BCSC 178: Madam Justice Tucker dismissed the defendants’ application seeking a dismissal of a plaintiff’s estate claim for want of prosecution, in which Jimmy appeared on behalf of the plaintiff’s lawyer, given the reason for the plaintiff’s delay prosecuting his claim was the plaintiff’s mental illness, a fair trial could still be held, the defendants failed to show sufficient prejudice, and the plaintiff had a real chance of success on his claim.
    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, helping start the North Shore team 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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