JML and its lawyers have once again been recognized for their distinguished standing in the profession in the Canadian Legal Lexpert directory. This publication comprises the results of an extensive peer survey of lawyers and the judiciary and identifies leading law firms and lawyers across the country. John Logan and Mike Demers are both recognized as leading lawyers in the area of construction law and Dinyar Marzban, Q.C. and Scott Booth are recognized as leading lawyers in family law.May 5, 2017 | Announcements
Mike Demers was recently named Lawyer of the Year in British Columbia by Best Lawyers®, the oldest and most respected peer review publication in the legal profession. Recognition in Best Lawyers is a significant honor, conferred on a lawyer by his or her peers. Mike has been recognized in Best Lawyers every year since 2013.March 31, 2017 | Announcements
JML is pleased to announce that Corporate INTL has named Mike Demers Construction Lawyer of the Year in Canada. Corporate INTL’s annual awards mark excellence for the world’s leading advisers and financiers in an array of countries and continents. This is the first time Corporate Intl has awarded the prestigious Individual Construction Lawyer designation to a Vancouver firm.January 6, 2017 | Announcements
JML is pleased to announce that Johanna Stein has joined the firm’s family law practice. Johanna was called to the BC Bar in 2011 after clerking with the Supreme Court of British Columbia. She has practiced exclusively in the area of family law since 2012.December 2, 2016 | Announcements
Dinyar Marzban recently accepted an award of recognition on behalf of JML from Rick Craig, executive director of the Justice Education Society, a non profit organization which JML is committed to supporting. The Society engages in a wide variety of access to justice initiatives, including exposing high school students to the courts and their process. For more information, go to the Society’s website at http://www.justiceeducation.caJuly 15, 2016 | Announcements
Dinyar Marzban, QC, and Scott Booth have been recognized among the top family law volunteers in CLEBC’s Most Prolific Volunteers: 1996 to 2016 – with Dinyar in the top 10 and Scott in the top 20 for all lawyers and practice areas in the Province over the last 20 years. JML partner John Logan was also recognized for his contributions in the Construction Law area. The list honours the outstanding commitment of those volunteers who have contributed their time and expertise most frequently to CLEBC as course chairs and presenters, authors, reviewers and in other ways, over the past 20 years. To view, visit http://www.cle.bc.ca/News/News_Archive/16-most-prolific-contributors.htmlJune 27, 2016 | Announcements
The 2016 Canadian Lexpert Directory rates JML as one of the top firms in both Construction and Family Law in BC. JML ranks as one of the top three Leading Vancouver mid-sized firms in Construction Law, with John Logan one of the most frequently recommended practitioners, and Mike Demers and Tim Peters repeatedly recommended. In Family Law, Dinyar Marzban, QC, is one of two consistently recommended leading practitioners and Scott Booth is repeatedly recommended.March 23, 2016 | Announcements
JML welcomed 150 clients and friends to our Sixth Construction Law Briefing on March 2.
If you weren’t able to join us, you can view the presentations by clicking here.
We’re pleased to announce that Clare Funston is now an Associate with our Family Law Group. Associates Devon Lehrer and David Volk joined our Commercial Litigation and Construction Law practice groups.June 10, 2015 | Announcements, Recognition + Appointments
JML is pleased to announce that Grace Choi, a senior member of its family law practice group, has been appointed to the Supreme Court of British Columbia. We will miss Madam Justice Choi and wish her well in her new career.
John Logan has been appointed Chair of the Mediation and Arbitration Committee of the Canadian College of Construction Lawyers.January 19, 2015 | Announcements
Dinyar Marzban, QC been appointed by the Law Society of British Columbia to the Board of Directors of the Legal Services Society. The Legal Services Society is a non-profit organization created by the Legal Services Society Act in 1979 to provide legal information, advice, and representation services to people with low incomes.January 8, 2015 | Announcements
JML is pleased to announce that Grace Choi, a senior member of the firm’s Family Law practice group, has been appointed Queen’s Counsel (Q.C.).
Ms. Choi was one of 32 BC lawyers honoured for exceptional merit and her contributions to the legal profession. Announcing the Q.C. honorees, Attorney General and Minister of Justice Suzanne Anton thanked “. . . this year’s Q.C. recipients for their contributions to our communities, our justice system and our province.”
John Logan has been appointed to the Board of Governors of the Canadian College of Construction Lawyers.November 6, 2014 | Announcements
Scott Booth has been certified by the Law Society as a family law arbitrator. Mr. Booth is also a qualified family law mediator.April 8, 2014 | Announcements
Dinyar Marzban, QC has been reappointed to the Supreme Court of B.C.’s Rules Revision Committee for a further three year term.February 28, 2014 | Announcements
Scott Booth was featured in the Continuing Legal Education Society’s volunteer spotlight for his extensive contribution to legal education in the family law bar in British Columbia.January 31, 2014 | Announcements
We are pleased to announce that Martindale-Hubbell, an international law firm directory, has designated Theresa Stowe as “Distinguished” based on peer reviews. Ms. Stowe is a member of the JML Family Law Practice.December 5, 2013 | Announcements
JML is pleased to announce that Grace Choi has joined the firm’s Family Law practice. Grace is senior counsel. She comes to JML after more than 20 years of practice at a national firm. Grace represents clients in all areas of family law, including matters involving complex asset division and offshore assets.November 26, 2013 | Announcements
John Logan has once again been featured in Who’s Who Legal, the International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers, as one of the top construction lawyers in Canada for 2013.September 24, 2013 | Announcements
Don Thompson has been appointed to the three-person editorial board of the authoritative British Columbia Builders Liens Practice Manual.September 24, 2013 | Announcements
We’re pleased to announce that Best Lawyers have selected JML as one of The Best Lawyers in Canada in Construction Law, and John Logan has been named the 2014 Vancouver Construction Law “Lawyer of the Year”.
The Eighth Edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada is now available on BestLawyers.com.August 22, 2013 | Announcements August 20, 2013 | Announcements
We are pleased to welcome Kimberley Santerre who has joined our Family Law practice.July 6, 2013 | Announcements July 5, 2013 | Announcements
We are pleased to announce that Kelsey Beazer has been appointed Co-Secretary/Registration officer to the 2013-2014 Executive Board of the Canadian Bar Association Family Subsection (Vancouver).July 4, 2013 | Announcements
JML continues to receive the highest possible rankings from Lexpert in the 2013 Canadian Lexpert Directory. Dinyar Marzban is one of the two most consistently recommended Family Law practitioners in British Columbia. JML is one of the two most recommended boutique firms for construction law and John Logan is one of the 3 most consistently recommended Construction Law practitioners in British Columbia.May 8, 2013 | Announcements
We are pleased to announce that John Logan has been admitted as an associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. John was also recently nominated to the Board of Governors of the Canadian College of Construction Lawyers. (http://www.cccl.org/)May 2, 2013 | Announcements
Dinyar Marzban, QC has been reappointed by cabinet as a member of the Supreme Court Rules Committee for a further term expiring in May 2014.April 23, 2013 | Announcements
JML is proud to announce that Tyler Galbraith and Jane Reid have accepted invitations to become partners of the firm. Jane has practiced family law with JML since 2006. Tyler, who joined the firm in 2007, practices in the areas of construction and commercial litigation.March 16, 2013 | Announcements
In recent months, the family law Lawyers at JML have been busy preparing for the introduction of the new Family Law Act on March 18, 2013. Scott Booth has presented 7 times to Continuing Legal Education audiences and for the Pacific Business and Law Institute on topics ranging from excluded property, treatment of trusts, and the status of family law agreements under the new legislation. Theresa Stowe has presented for CLE and written a paper on property issues. Dinyar Marzban, Q.C., delivered an overview of the property provisions of the new Family Law Act to Supreme Court Judges in January 2013. JML is working to ensure its clients receive sound and informed advice on this significant change in the law.