In his practice as a lawyer at Woodward and Company, Peter primarily focuses on issues pertaining to Aboriginal rights and title litigation, environmental and commercial litigation; as well as employment, business and governance matters.
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 both the British Columbia and Manitoba Bars and has been at Woodward and Company since 2015.
A creative thinker, Peter approaches each of his cases in innovative ways. Though litigation is sometimes the necessary outcome, his practice sees him pursue a variety of avenues when it comes to negotiations, problem solving, and conflict resolution—in and out of the courtroom.
Peter has represented clients in the Supreme and Provincial Courts of British Columbia and the Supreme Court of Canada; as well as appearing before many administrative tribunals. In addition, he has experience giving strategic and business advice to band councils. He serves on the executive of the CBA Vancouver Island Civil Litigation and Aboriginal Law subsections, and is also the chair of the Victoria Battle of the Bar Bands organizing committee. Peter is also a professional musician and singer, and performs locally in the Victoria area.
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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