Vernon and North Okanagan
Vernon lawyer to Supreme Court judge
Oct 10, 2013 / 6:10 am
Vernon’s own Gary Weatherill has been appointed as a judge for the Supreme Court of British Columbia.
After 33 years practicing in the North Okanagan he has accepted his new position behind the bench.
Weatherill attended the University of British Columbia and obtained a Bachelor of Science in 1974 and a Bachelor of Law in 1979.
He has been a partner at Nixon Wenger Litigation for the past 31 years specializing in the areas of civil litigation and personal injury law.
He was also the past president of the Trial Lawyers Association of BC and was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2008.
Beyond his direct legal duties, Weatherill made big commitments to the North Okanagan community.
He has been a member of the board of directors and vice-president of Braintrust Canada since 2008, was a member of the Kalamalka Rotary Club from 1984 to 1998 and most recently was nominated as the 2013 Good Guy of the Year in honour of his ongoing efforts to support the Life Society (NOCLS).
The Nixon Wenger Litigation team offers their congratulations to him, “Gary will be missed by his former partners, associates and staff. We congratulate Gary on his appointment and we wish him well in his future.”
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