LAWYERS

Jon M. Duncan

jonMDuncanJon was btorn and raised in Stirling, Alberta, a small farming community south of Lethbridge.  After graduating from the University of Victoria in December 2000, He articled in Prince George and began practicing law in Prince George in February 2002.

Jon has been married for 12 years and has 3 young children.

When not at work, his hobbies include fishing, woodworking and politics.  He is actively involved in both the community and his church.  He also teaches history and political science at the University of Northern British Columbia.

Jon is a member of the Prince George Bar Association, the Canadian Bar Association and the Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia.

EDUCATION BACKGROUND

1991-1995, Brigham Young University   (B.A. summa cum laude)

1995-1998, Brigham Young University  (M.A.)

1998-2000, University of Victoria (J.D.)

AREAS OF PRACTICE

Civil Litigation

Criminal Law

Family Law

Kanchan Dhahan

Kanchan  was  born  in  Vancouver,  BC.  She  spent  8  years of  her  childhood  in  her  ancestral  village  in Dhahan, Punjab,  India.  As  a  result,  she  can  fluently  read,  write, and  speak  Punjabi,  and  can  fluently speak  Hindi.

Kanchan  graduated  from  the  University  of  British Columbia  in  December  2010.  She  articled  and practised in  Langley,  BC  for  several  years  before moving  to  Prince George  in  2013  with  her husband.

In  her  free  time,  Kanchan  enjoys  regularly  going  to the  gym  and  for  runs  when  the weather  allows. She  also  likes  to  bake  and  cook  when  she  can!

Kanchan  is  a  member  of  the  Canadian  Bar Association & a member of the Board of Directors of the Prince George Public Library.

EDUCATION BACKGROUND

December  2010  –  University  of  British  Columbia, Faculty  of  Law  (J.D.)

May  2007  –  University  of  British  Columbia, Faculty  of  Science  (B.Sc.)

AREAS OF PRACTICE

Civil Litigation

Family Law

James Pakenham

James was born and raised in Prince George, BC.  James completed his articles in Prince George.

In his downtime James enjoys working on old cars and motorbikes. You can also find him  outdoors where he likes to go mountain biking and hiking or skiing in the winter.

EDUCATION BACKGROUND

2006-2010 University of Northern British Columbia (B. Comm)

2011-2014 University of Manitoba (J.D.)

Called to the bar in May of 2015

AREAS OF PRACTICE

Family Law

Criminal Law

Civil Litigation

Personal Injury

Wills and Estates Litigation

David Duncan

David was born and raised in Stirling, Alberta. He studied Russian history, language and culture at the University of Victoria, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts with distinction. David has also lived in Estonia, Lithuania, Belarus, Russia and England. As a result of his university studies and his time abroad, he speaks, reads and writes in Russian.

 

After building custom homes for several years, David began working as a legal assistant and then later attended Law School at the University of Sussex, England, graduating with honours in June, 2015. He began his articles on December 15, 2016.

David’s hobbies include all things Russian and traveling.

 Education Background

 May 2005 – University of Victoria – (B.A)

June 2015 – University of Victoria – (LL. B.)

 

Gary D. Whidden

Gary was born and raised in Vanderhoof, B.C.  He moved to Salem Oregon in 2011 with his wife and newborn son to attend law school. After graduation he moved to Prince George and completed his accreditation exams and articles at JMD.

 In his free time, Gary enjoys spending time with his wife, Allison, and three young children.  He also enjoys playing basketball, volleyball, and  going fishing.

EDUCATION BACKGROUND

May 2011 – University of British Columbia – Okanagan (B.A.)

Dec 2013 – Willamette University (J.D.)

AREAS OF PRACTICE

Family Law

Criminal Law

Civil Litigation

Wills and Estates

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