Peter W. Jones*
In his practice as a lawyer at Woodward and Company, Peter’s work focuses on providing strategic and practical advice to Indigenous governments and organizations across Canada to support and implement self-governance and economic development. His primary areas of practice are governance matters, lands issues (including on-reserve housing), business economic development, resource negotiations, business associations, and employment. Peter also regularly develops and advises on First Nations laws and policies.
Peter also has a background in litigation, having represented clients at all levels of court of British Columbia, and the Supreme Court of Canada, as well as appearing before many administrative tribunals. His background in litigation allows him to provide informed advice to clients about proactively managing potential disputes or pitfalls before they become an issue, and assisting his clients to best manage them if they do.
A creative thinker, Peter approaches each matter in an innovative way, with a focus on finding practical and effective solutions for his clients. He has been at Woodward and Company since 2015, and he became a partner in 2021.
Peter holds a law degree from the University of Alberta and a Bachelor of Music (with distinction) in music performance from the University of Victoria. He is called to the British Columbia, Manitoba and Yukon Bars.
Outside of his law practice, Peter is also a professional musician, and performs locally in the Victoria area. He chairs the Victoria Battle of the Bar Bands organizing committee. When not at work, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two young daughters, and, time permitting, making music.
* Denotes a law corporation.
Peter W. Jones
Assistant: Jamie Zyla
Member, Law Society of British Columbia, 2013
Director at Large, CBA Aboriginal Law Vancouver Island Subsection
Chair, Victoria Battle of the Bar Bands Organizing Committee
Section executive, CBA Aboriginal Law Vancouver Island Subsection
Section executive, CBA Vancouver Island Civil Litigation Subsection