Paul’s practice area is personal injury and is limited to acting on behalf of the injured, with an emphasis on brain injury claims, spinal injuries, death claims, car accident claims and medical malpractice claims. He also has considerable experience in product liability cases, and has been involved in cases against motor vehicle manufacturers in Canada, the United States, and the United.Kingdom. He is a past member of the Board of Governors and Executive of the Trial Lawyers Association of B.C.
He has made appearances in all courts in British Columbia. His clients include a wide range of complex personal injury claims and he has earned a reputation as a tenacious advocate for his clients. He is the author of a number of articles on Brain Injury and Personal Injury and is often sought out to speak on these topics.
Paul was born and raised in Kelowna. He left to attend the University of British Columbia where he obtained a Bachelor of Commerce Degree and his Bachelor of Law Degree. He returned to Kelowna in 1979, was called to the Bar in 1980 and became a partner in the firm in 1983.
Paul has a long history of service to the community. His efforts have been recognized many times over the years including the following awards:
1998 Central Okanagan United Way – Local Hero Award
1999 Kelowna Chamber Of Commerce - Volunteer Award of Excellence
2000 Kelowna Chamber of Commerce - Excellence in Leadership Award
2000 Canadian Bar Association - Community Service Award
2001 Kelowna Minor Hockey Association - Volunteer of the Year Award
2002 Kelowna Capital News - Kelowna Newsmaker of the Year Award
2004 Kelowna Civic & Community Award for Memorial Cup - Anita Tozer Memorial Award
2004 Rotary International - Paul Harris Fellow Award
2008 Queens Counsel (Q.C.) Appointment
2009 UBC Okanagan Alumni Community Builder Award
2010 B.C. Community Achievement Award
2012 Kelowna Chamber of Commerce, Honorary Life Member
2012 Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal