Ian E. Gauthier

BA Crim, MPA, JD

Ian ensures his clients get the best possible results by drawing upon his 18 years of experience working in every aspect of the criminal justice field. Ian’s deep understanding of the inner workings of the justice system is based upon his direct experience working in criminal law, policing, civil forfeiture, the Crown prosecution, corrections, and administrative tribunals.

Ian has a Criminology degree and a Master’s in Public Administration. His approach to the law is informed by his time working front-line where he regularly worked with people in crisis. He has also worked extensively in policy and administration, including an comprehensive examination of the Alberta Community Corrections Branch.

Ian graduated from the University of Victoria Faculty of Law where he served as Co-Editor in Chief of the UVic Law Journal. He was elected President of the Law Students’ Society and earned the Diana Priestly Award for Outstanding Contributions to UVic Law.

Ian grew up in northside Edmonton, Alberta and now calls Vancouver home. When not in the office or in court defending his clients, he spends as much time as he can outdoors.

Areas of Practice
Criminal Law
Civil Asset Forfeiture
Academic Misconduct / Non-Academic Misconduct

Juris Doctor: University of Victoria, Faculty of Law – 2018
Master of Public Administration: University of Victoria  – 2015
Bachelor of Arts in Criminology with Distinction: University of Alberta – 2009

Community Involvement & Volunteer Work
Supervisor, Pro Bono Students Canada, Peter A. Allard School of Law (UBC)
Access Pro Bono, Peter A. Allard School of Law (UBC)


Professional Memberships
Law Society of British Columbia
Trial Lawyers Association of BC

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