Peter J. Thornton*

P ThorntonPeter grew up in the Chilliwack area and graduated from Chilliwack Secondary School in 2003. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in political science, from UBC in 2007. He also attended the Faculty of Law at UBC and graduated with a Juris Doctor degree in 2011. Peter was articled to Andrew Briscoe in 2011-2012 and was called to the British Columbia Bar in 2012. In 2018, Peter became a partner with the firm. Peter maintains both a litigation and solicitor-based practice, including advising corporate clients and assisting individuals with matters relating to real estate transactions, estate planning, and estate probate applications. He has appeared in all levels of the courts of British Columbia on a variety of matters and has assisted in successfully defending an application by ICBC to the Supreme Court of Canada to obtain leave to appeal a judgment of the BC Court of Appeal.







Professional Associations

  • Law Society of British Columbia, member since 2011
  • Chilliwack and District Bar Association, member and past President
  • Trial Lawyers Association, member


Volunteer Organizations

  • Big Brothers and Sisters of the Fraser Valley,former volunteer Big Brother
  • Access Pro Bono, volunteer lawyer
  • Rotary Club of Chilliwack Mount Cheam, member
  • University of the Fraser Valley, guest speaker
  • Student Mock Trials, volunteer


*provides legal services through a law corporation

Telephone: 604-795-9188 | Toll Free: 1-877-529-9799 | Fax: 604-795-6340


P.O. Box 379
9245 Main Street
Chilliwack, B.C.
V2P 6J4

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