John Lakes

John Lakes
  Wills & Estates Lawyer, North Vancouver, BC

John grew up in North Vancouver and attended Highlands, Balmoral and Delbrook Schools. John received his law degree from UBC in 1976 and was called to the British Columbia Bar in 1977.

After practicing law in Prince Rupert and downtown Vancouver, John returned to North Vancouver to practice law in 1981 and by 1986 partnered with James Straith for the beginnings of Lakes Straith & Whyte LLP. A solicitor at heart, John's practice is primarily focused on small business law, real estate, and wills and estates.

Equally important as living, working and raising a family in North Vancouver, are the opportunities John has taken to give back to the community that has given so much to him. He has volunteered with the North Vancouver Chamber of Commerce, North Shore Neighbourhood House, West Coast Alternatives and the North Shore Disability Resource Centre. He is also fundraiser for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. John has taught courses for the Continuing Legal Education Society and People's Law School.

John and his family live in Lynn Valley and are active in the community. Swimming, cycling, skiing, hiking and gardening round out his active life.