A Kamloops lawyer and partner with Fulton and Company law firm has been appointed to the B.C. Supreme Court.
Dennis K. Hori, who will now be known as Justice Hori, was appointed to the court on Friday by federal Justice Minister and Attorney General David Lametti.
Hori will sit in Kelowna.
Hori was born and raised in Kamloops and received a bachelor of science in chemistry from the University of British Columbia before receiving his law degree in 1983 from the University of Victoria Law School.
He returned to Kamloops after graduation and joined the firm of Hunter Jebson Howard (now Fulton & Company LLP) as an articling student. He practised his entire legal career with Fulton & Company, becoming a partner of the firm in 1988 and serving as its administrative partner.
After working primarily as a solicitor for a few years, Hori then focused on litigation, with a mix of commercial, employment, municipal and personal injury litigation.
Hori also served as an executive of the Trial Lawyers Association of B.C. and was its president in 2013. He was also a guest speaker and advocacy instructor at the Thompson Rivers University Law School.
Hori and wife, have one son, Brayden.