Lawyer

An experienced professional speaker and retired Paralympian, Josh is a lawyer skilled in creating and defending Canadian not-for-profit organizations, charitable status and charitable gifts. Internationally, he is focused on protecting the integrity of sport and the rights of athletes.

A past President of AthletesCAN, Canada’s association of national team athletes, and a past director of the Canadian Paralympic Committee, Josh won bronze at the London 2012 Summer Paralympic Games in doubles boccia. He will be continuing his support of athletes as the assistant chef de mission for the Canadian Paralympic Team at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

The founder of Versus Law Corporation, he seeks the English and Latin meanings of the word versus: both toward and against – defining and seeking client goals, while defeating, avoiding, or leveraging the obstacles along the way. Josh has appeared in British Columbia Provincial Court, British Columbia Supreme Court, the Federal Court of Appeal and the Commonwealth Games Federation Court.

An electric wheelchair user born without much of his arms and legs, he has more experience than most in identifying individual and collective issues, and knowing when to engage each. Josh’s leadership, legal, and life experience lead him to better understand the goals of his clients, and find creative paths to success.

Josh parle français couramment.

Education

University of British Columbia, J.D.

University of Western Ontario
B.A. (Hon.), Political Science
B.A. (Hon.), French Language & Literature

Admissions

Bar of British Columbia, 2016

Memberships

Canadian Bar Association

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