Called to the British Columbia bar in 1989, Ian is both a lawyer and a family law mediator. Ian's legal practice consists of family, personal injury and administrative law. He is also an adjunct professor at the University of British Columbia Law School where he teaches trial advocacy. He has been asked to present at various Continuing Legal Education conferences for lawyers and is a frequent guest instructor at the Professional Legal Training course for articled students.
Ian's philosophy on practicing family law is that practitioners must be versatile in their approach to their client's problems. To this end, Ian was one of the first lawyers certified in Collaborative Law in Vancouver.
Ian has been practicing in the field of personal injury law for over two decades during which he has gained the experience and knowledge of how to ensure fair and complete compensation for those who have suffered injuries as a result of the negligence of others. A significant component of Ian's personal injury practice relates to cases involving serious traumatic brain injuries.
When not practicing law, Ian can almost invariably be found playing, coaching or watching hockey at all levels. He is also a snowboarder and, like the other lawyers at the firm, an avid diver.
"There are two kinds of people: those who think they can, and those who think they can't, and they're both right." (Henry Ford)