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Kamloops lawyer given honorary Queen's counsel title

Brad Smith was nominated by his peers for the title.
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December 27, 2019 - 1:30 PM

A Kamloops based lawyer has received the honorary title of Queen’s counsel.

This year, 163 nominations were put forward for the title given to highly esteemed practising B.C. lawyers. Of that, 26 lawyers were given the Queen’s counsel designation, with Kamloops’ Bradford Smith among the list.

Smith is a prominent criminal defence lawyer in the river city but began his journey as Crown counsel with the Public Prosecution Service of Canada. There, he prosecuted major cases involving drugs and organized crime.

Smith started his career studying at Osgoode Hall Law School of Toronto’s York University, where he received his bachelors and masters degrees. He has nearly 20 years of experience, now working as a defence counsel and revisiting the role of a prosecutor when needed for federal and provincial Crown counsel.

“We recognize the recipients of the Queen’s counsel title for their excellent performance and dedication to the legal system,” says attorney general David Eby in a media release. “I congratulate these exceptional lawyers and thank them for their contributions to the people of British Columbia and to the legal profession.”

Smith was nominated by his peers and joins the 499 Queen’s Counsel lawyers of the 12,700 lawyers who are currently practising the bar. Other lawyers specialize in fields such as human rights, international conflict, Indigenous law, crime and medical law. Those chosen come from private practices, government roles or work in academics.

Click here for more information on  Smith’s practice, Smith Law Group.

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