Jonathan Arkle


Jonathan began working at Doak Shirreff Lawyers as a student for the summer of 2014, and has been an Associate lawyer with the firm since 2016. He works with an attention to detail and a keen awareness of the complexities that are inherent with many business and employment relationships. He is proud to be the fourth generation of an Okanagan based family with a history in the forestry industry.

My practice has a primary focus in employment law and I am a member of Doak Shirreff Lawyers’ Natural Resources Law group. Additionally, I have experience working with non-profit organizations and charities in addition to working within Doak Shirreff Lawyers’ civil and commercial litigation group.

I enjoy working in the areas of Employment Law and Natural Resources Law because I take pride in seeing my clients succeed through running their business operations efficiently while maintaining positive working relationships with their workers, partners and contractors. My clients’ success is a goal I pursue tirelessly.

I recognize the value in ensuring that individuals are treated with the respect that they are entitled to, and I enjoy working with both employers and employees to ensure that workplace, industry and statutory standards are met, that employees have been, and continue to be, treated in accordance with their rights while ensuring that employers are able to run their day to day operations in an effective and efficient way.

It is important to me that clients see my involvement in their matters as value added. This often requires creative solutions to challenging and complex circumstances that may not have been apparent to them previously. This is not only rewarding to me, but most importantly valuable for my clients.

I am incredibly proud of the legacy that Doak Shirreff Lawyers LLP has in the Okanagan, and am determined to maintain that longstanding reputation with our team here.

Outside of my practice my passions include participating in triathlons, playing water-polo and skiing on both water and snow. Of course… few things compare to taking some time to sit back and enjoy a pint with good friends.

  • Juris Doctor, Thompson Rivers University, Faculty of Law, 2015
  • Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, UBC Okanagan, 2011


  • Member of the Canadian Bar Association


  • Chair and Legislative Liaison of CBABC – Civil Litigation (Okanagan Section)


  • Inaugural Instructor for “Making Waves Okanagan”
  • Volunteer with the Peachland Recreation Department, Across the Lake Swim Society, Ironman Canada.
  • Volunteer with Kelowna based “Hope for the Nations”

Jonathan's Areas of Practice:

Employment Law

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Business Law

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