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Four local lawyers recognized with distinction

December 23, 2014 - 11:30 AM

THOMPSON-OKANAGAN – Four lawyers in the B.C. interior have been appointed with honourary Queen’s Counsel designations.

The honour is to recognize lawyers who have demonstrated merit and contribution in the legal profession.

David Michael Rush is one of the founders and partners of Rush Ihas Hardwick LLP in Kelowna and is recognized as one of the top civil litigators in the province. His 20 years of experience in law includes commercial, construction/real estate and estate disputes. A highlight of Rush’s community involvement was chairing a team that raised $1.4 million for those impacted by the 2003 wildfires.

Raymond Derrick Phillips is duty counsel for First Nations Court in Kamloops and travels to provide legal service both in the Nicola and Pemberton valleys. A member of the Nlaka’pamux Nation and the Lytton Indian Band, Phillips was the founding board member for the Nzen’man Child and Family Development Centre. When not practicing law, Phillips lectures as a guest for Thompson Rivers University and coaches youth basketball.

Dennis Katsumi Hori is a partner with Fulton and Company LLP in Kamloops. He practices civil litigation and specializes in personal injury claims, insurance claims and employment disputes. He is a member of the American Association for Justice and the Civil  Resolution Tribunal Personal Injury Working Group. Hori’s Japanese-Canadian parents were interned during the Second World War.

Mary Elizabeth MacGregor has been practicing law in Kamloops for 40 years. She litigates with the Mary MacGregor Law Corporation. A previous member of the Thompson Rivers law school advisory committee, MacGregor funds a $10,000 annual scholarship to the first year law student with the highest grades.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Glynn Brothen at gbrothen@infonews.ca or call 250-319-7494. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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