Peter was raised in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island. He obtained his B.A. from U.B.C. with a major in Political Science in 1984. He attended the University of Victoria Law School, graduating in 1987. Following graduation he articled with Holmes Greenslade in Vancouver and remained on as an associate. Peter left Holmes Greenslade to join Crown Counsel in Vancouver. Between 1988 and 1990 Peter conducted hundreds of criminal prosecutions in Provincial and Supreme Courts throughout the lower mainland.
Peter left Crown Counsel to join the 40 lawyer Ray Connell firm in Vancouver. While at Ray Connell he continued to prosecute criminal matters and developed a personal injury practice frequently acting for ICBC and its insured’s.
In 1992 Peter and his wife decided to move to Vancouver Island. He joined Allin Anderson & Mullen where he continued to practice personal injury and insurance litigation. He became a partner in the firm in 1993 and remained until 1999. Peter joined ICBC as in house counsel in 1999 where he specialized in defending chronic pain and major loss cases.
Peter is married with three children. He has been coaching youth soccer for the past 7 years. He is a former director of the Travellers’ Lodge and the Nanaimo Daybreak Rotary Club and the former President of the Mid-Island Hospice Society. Peter enjoys playing hockey, volleyball, golf and tennis in his spare time.