Ian E. Gauthier

BA Crim, MPA, JD

Ian joined Mines and Company as an articled student and was admitted to the Law Society of British Columbia in 2021. Prior to working at Mines and Company, Ian had an extensive career in criminal justice and gained experience in every aspect of the system. In addition to his legal training, our clients benefit from Ian’s direct experience in policing, custodial and community corrections, civil forfeiture, administrative tribunals, and the Crown prosecution.

Ian has a Criminology degree and a Masters’ degree in Public Administration, and has a deep understanding of the inner workings of the justice system. He has worked both front-line and in policy, including an extensive 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 researching or in court defending his clients, he spends as much time as he can outdoors.

Areas of Practice
Criminal Law
Civil Asset Forfeiture
Professional Discipline / Administrative Tribunals

Education
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

Community Involvement
Supervising Lawyer – Pro Bono Students Canada, Peter A. Allard School of Law

Professional Memberships
Law Society of British Columbia