Born in Lions Gate Hospital in 1961, Jim Hanson graduated from Windsor Secondary before attending Simon Fraser University, UBC Law School and Oxford University in England (Wadham College) (BCL). Jim was called to the bar of British Columbia in 1985.
During his 35 year plus legal career, Jim has handled a wide variety of cases including personal injury, class actions, real estate, probate and other areas of law. Jim’s 35+ year experience includes serious brain injuries, paraplegic, quadriplegic and catastrophic injury claims. Jim earned some notoriety as a class counsel for the passengers on the doomed British Columbia ferry Queen of the North. No matter what type of claims, Jim’s legal experience ensures full coverage.
In 2014 Jim was elected Councillor in North Vancouver District (re-elected 2018). Jim sits as council appointee on the North Vancouver Policing Committee and is vice-chair of the North Shore Standing Committee on Substance Abuse. Jim sits on the Metro Vancouver Aboriginal Relations Committee.
Jim resides in Blueridge with his wife Ruth, together they have young adult children. The family all enjoy the outdoors. Jim is an avid small boatsman and salmon fisherman. Jim keeps fit by enjoying the Grouse Grind and frequent trail running in the Blueridge area.