Ian E. Gauthier
BA Crim, MPA, JD
Ian’s deep understanding of the inner workings of the justice system is based on over 17 years of experience in the criminal justice field.
Ian joined Mines and Company as an articled student in 2020 and was admitted to the Law Society of British Columbia in 2021. Prior to working at Mines and Company, Ian’s career provided experience in every aspect of the system.
In addition to his legal training, our clients benefit from Ian’s direct experience in policing, civil forfeiture, the Crown prosecution, custodial and community 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, including an comprehensive review 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
Civil Asset Forfeiture
Professional Discipline / Administrative Tribunals
Juris Doctor: University of Victoria, Faculty of Law – 2018
Master of Public Administration: University of Victoria, Faculty of Human and Social Development – 2015
Bachelor of Arts in Criminology with Distinction: University of Alberta, Faculty of Arts – 2009
Supervising Lawyer – Pro Bono Students Canada, Peter A. Allard School of Law (UBC)
Contributing Author – CanLII Criminal Law E-Book
Law Society of British Columbia
Trial Lawyers Association of BC