Jonathan Arkle


Jonathan began working at Doak Shirreff Lawyers as a student in 2014, and has been a 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 a fourth generation Okanagan resident.

My practice has a primary focus in employment and business law with additional experience working with societies, non-profit organizations and charities. I also work within Doak Shirreff Lawyers’ real estate and business transactions group.

I take pride in seeing my clients succeed in the sale, purchase, or incorporation of their businesses and work with clients in running their business operations efficiently and maintaining positive working relationships with their employees, partners and contractors. I recognize the value in ensuring that individuals are treated with the respect that they are entitled to, and work with clients to ensure that workplace, industry and statutory standards are met while running their operations in an effective and efficient way.

I also enjoy assisting societies and their directors thrive in their governance and in the performance of their organization’s mandates.

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 the practice of law my interests include triathlons, road cycling, water-polo and skiing.

  • British Columbia Bar Admission (2016)
  • Juris Doctor, Thompson Rivers University, Faculty of Law (2015)
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of British Columbia Okanagan (2011)

Professional Memberships

  • Member – Canadian Bar Association
  • Member – Kelowna Bar Association
  • Member – Law Society of British Columbia


  • Director – Kelowna Bar Association
  • Director – Kelowna Visual and Performing Arts Centre Society
  • Director – Kelowna Water Polo Cub
  • Executive – CBABC – Young Lawyers (Okanagan Section)


  • Chair and Legislative Liaison of CBABC – Civil Litigation (Okanagan Section)
  • Treasurer – CBABC – Young Lawyers (Okanagan Section)
  • Volunteer – Inns of Court (Kelowna)
  • Volunteer – Across the Lake Swim Society
  • Volunteer – Ironman Canada
  • Volunteer – Hope for the Nations

Jonathan's Areas of Practice:

Employment Law

Employment issues in today’s workplace can be complex, and may involve a myriad of federal and provincial statutes, regulations, rules, guidelines, and common law.

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Business Law

Our business law practice group has the expertise and experience to help you navigate the complex world of business transactions and acquisitions.

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