JAMIE LALONDE

Lawyer

Education

  • Admitted to the British Columbia Bar, 2013
  • Juris Doctor, University of Ottawa, 2012
  • Bachelor of Arts (With Distinction) University of Lethbridge, 2009

Practice Areas

  • Employment Law
  • Construction Law
  • Corporate & Commercial Law
  • Family Law
  • Civil Litigation
  • Wills and Estates

About

Prior to beginning his legal career, Jamie founded and operated a hardwood flooring company in his hometown of Calgary, Alberta. After completing his articles with Miles, Zimmer & Associates, Jamie joined the firm as a partner. Jamie has a general practice that includes both litigation and solicitor work. He has successfully represented clients in all levels of court in British Columbia, including the Provincial Court, Supreme Court, and Court of Appeal.

In his spare time, Jamie enjoys spending time with his wife and four children, snowboarding, practicing judo and Brazilian jiu-jitsu, mountain biking and playing music.

Representative Work

  • Sampley v. Sampley, 2014 BCSC 2434 – counsel for the husband who was successful in seeking relief pursuant to the Hague Convention for the return of his son to the United States.
  • Sampley v. Sampley, 2015 BCCA 113 – counsel for the husband on the wife’s appeal and the husband’s cross-appeal of a Supreme Court order (made in Sampley v. Sampley, 2014 BCSC 2434). The husband was successful on all relief sought in his cross-appeal except for the appeal of costs. The wife’s appeal was dismissed in its entirety and the parties’ child was ordered to be returned to the United States.
  • S.M.W. v. R.E.W. 2013 BCSC 2362 – counsel for the wife who was successful in seeking child support for her daughter attending university and her disabled son – aged 21 and 23, respectively. The wife was also successful in her claim to be deemed the sole administrator of a scholarship fund contributed to by both parties for the benefit of their son.

Professional Associations

  • Member, Law Society of British Columbia
  • Elected Representative, Kootenay County, Canadian Bar Association
  • Supervising Lawyer, The Law Foundation of British Columbia
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Founding Member, Kootenay Young Lawyers Association
  • Member, Kootenay Bar Association

Alison Kidd - Legal Assistant to Jamie Lalonde

Alison joined MZA in July 2015 and works primarily with Mr. Lalonde.  She has a diverse range of experience working as an office assistant, education assistant, as well as the director of a kids summer camp.  Alison enjoys spending time with her husband and two boys and likes to be involved in the community musically and through volunteering.