Jim Vanstone conducted a general civil litigation practice with an emphasis on personal injury law. Jim’s extensive trial experience included conduct of a number of jury trials. He appeared on numerous occasions in the British Columbia Court of Appeal in addition to his regular appearances in B.C. Supreme Court.
Jim obtained a Bachelor’s degree from the University of British Columbia. Following service as an officer in the Canadian Navy he obtained a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Alberta. He was called to the Bar of British Columbia in 1980.
Jim is a founding member of the Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia and is also a former member of the Board of Governors. He is also a past Provincial Council member of the Canadian Bar Association, and a Past President of the Nanaimo County Bar Association.
Jim is active in the community, and serves as a Director of the Nanaimo Port Theatre Society and Chair of its Membership Committee. He is also a member of the Malaspina Choir.