OTTAWA, June 1, 2012 – The Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Niagara Falls, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today announced the following appointment:

The Honourable Gordon C. Weatherill, a lawyer with Lawson Lundell LLP in Vancouver, is appointed a Judge of the Supreme Court of British Columbia, to replace Mr. Justice G.D. Burnyeat (Vancouver), who elected to become a supernumerary judge as of December 19, 2011.

Mr. Justice Weatherill received a Bachelor of Science in 1974 and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of British Columbia in 1980. He was admitted to the Bar of British Columbia in 1981 and later to the Bar of Alberta, as well as the bars of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2008.

Mr. Justice Weatherill has been with Lawson Lundell LLP since 1980. His main area of practice was commercial litigation extending to various areas of the law.

Mr. Justice Weatherill is a member of the Canadian Defence Lawyers Association and Defence Research Institute. He is a Fellow of The Litigation Counsel of America, a past elected member of the Vancouver Bar Association and a board member of the University of British Columbia Law Alumni Association. He has been recognized for his corporate and commercial litigation expertise by the publication Best Lawyers in Canada and in The Guide to Canada’s Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys in 2012.

This appointment is effective immediately.