Nicholas W. Peterson
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Nick graduated from the University of Alberta Faculty of Law where he obtained his J.D. (with Distinction). Prior to attending law school, Nick obtained a B.A. in Criminology while working throughout the lower mainland for a tree company engaged in the removal of mature hazardous trees and the maintenance of various species of trees and plant life. In his former life, Nick has been employed in the carpentry trade, the restaurant industry, and spent time sorting lumber on the "green chain" at a lumber mill.
During law school, Nick earned various awards, including the George H. Steer Scholarship, the Alberta Law Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship, the W. Bernie Kelly Q.C. Memorial Prize, the Maritime Law Book Prize in Professional Responsibility, the Norman J. Pollock Q.C. Prize in Advocacy, and the A.I. Shumiatcher Memorial Prize in Advocacy.
While attending the University of Alberta, Nick was engaged in various volunteer efforts, founding the Faculty of Law Youth Mentorship Program, a group which worked closely with the local branch of Big Brothers and Big Sisters. During his second year, Nick represented the University of Alberta in the Canadian National Labour Arbitration Moot Competition held in Toronto. Nick also participated in the ABA Client Negotiation Competition.
After graduating from law school Nick travelled throughout Europe before serving as a Judicial Law Clerk with the British Columbia Supreme Court where he clerked to six Justices. During his clerkship, Nick was able to see the day to day operations of our justice system and gain experience with an array of criminal and civil litigation matters. Following the completion of his clerkship, Nick worked as a lawyer at a national law firm in Vancouver. It was through experiencing a variety of different areas of the law that Nick came to realize his passion for helping injured people. Nick now works exclusively for those individuals injured due to the fault of others.
Outside of work, Nick remains active and makes time for reading and watching films. Nick is an avid sports fan and motorcycle enthusiast.