Zachary began his work with our firm as an articling student in 2015. He now is part of our civil litigation team with a special emphasis in family law and estate litigation. Before joining Doak Shirreff, Zachary worked in a variety of legal related positions including the BC Ministry of Justice, the Ontario Securities Commission, and an international private law firm in Bangkok, Thailand.
What excites me about practicing law is that it really is a problem solving profession. Clients come to us with disputes and it is our job to come up with creative solutions to resolve them. Understanding our clients’ issues and working with them towards practical solutions makes my job very enjoyable and rewarding.
In my practice, it is important that I provide value to my clients. This requires a full exploration of the options with a focus on the clients’ unique needs. Whether your issue requires going to court, or working with the other party through mediation, negotiation and other alternative dispute resolution processes, I am a committed to work tirelessly on your behalf.
During my free time I enjoy staying active. You can often find me running long-distance, swimming, kayaking, and snowboarding. I am passionate about sustainable food production and enjoy spending time at my community garden plot. I also enjoy travelling and have spent extensive time in South America, Central America, and Southeast Asia. I am conversant in Spanish and am working on my French.
- Juris Doctor, University of Victoria, Faculty of Law 2016
- Bachelor of Science- Horticulture, Brigham Young University—Idaho (Magna Cum Laude), 2008
Called to the British Columbia Bar, 2016
- Member of the Canadian Bar Association
- Okanagan Fruit Tree Project
- Victoria Integrated Court, Community Gardens
- Orphanage Volunteer, Guatemala
- Kennett Square Library, Volunteer English Teacher
Zachary's Areas of Practice:
Each of our litigation lawyers is experienced in addressing a variety of different issues and different dispute resolution processes.