Tony received a BA in English Literature from UBC, then went on to receive his law degree, with Honours, from the University of London.
He specializes in the areas of estate litigation and civil litigation and enjoys the challenge of navigating the complex waters of litigation to assist clients.
Tony has successfully advocated for clients in the Supreme Court of British Columbia, and has also had the privilege of assisting senior counsel in the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada.
In his earlier years, he played high level ice hockey in both the United States and Canada. In his spare time, he now enjoys playing adult league hockey, golfing, and skiing/snowboarding.
Education and Interests
- Called to the British Columbia Bar, 2015
- Juris Doctor, University of London, 2013
- English Literature, University of British Columbia, 2011
Professional and Civic Interests
- Law Society of British Columbia, Member
- Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia, Member
- Lamont v. Sault 2022 BCSC 1087 (successfully defended application to strike pleadings and dismiss undue influence claim on summary basis)
- Doberstein v Zhao, 2020 BCSC 1788 (lead counsel in ten day trial with successful judgment of close to $400,000 for plaintiff injured in motor vehicle accident)
- Noakes v. Halter, 2019 Docket 18-1491 Victoria (Oral Reasons) (decision re breach of contract and unjust enrichment)
- Frischknecht v. Nowak, 2018 BCSC 1430 (dismissed contract/breach of trust claim on behalf of client);
- Terezakis Ekins, 2018 BCSC 249 (precedent setting case re s. 151 WESA);
- Laumann v. Lawlor unreported decision Victoria Docket: 16-1983 (WV Claim dismissed on behalf of Defendant);
- Ciarniello James, 2016 BCSC 1699 and 2015 BCSC 2148 (wills variation claim);
- Sharma v. Sharma Estate, 2016 BCSC 1397 (acted for plaintiffs in wills variation claim);
- George v. Doe, 2015 BCSC 442 (personal injury case involving hit-and-run driver);
- Han v. Park, 2015 BCCA 324 (successful appeal from jury decision on multiple errors of trial judge);
- Korpa v. Co-Operators Life Insurance, 2014 BCSC 2246 (successfully defended application for further medical examination by Defendant);
- ICBC v. Stainton Ventures, 2014 SCC 36102 (leave to appeal to Supreme Court of Canada dismissed)