In 1951 Laurence W. Perry moved to Smithers, British Columbia, to start a law practice and a family. He had served in the Merchant Marines during WW II and obtained a law degree after the War ended. He was a third generation lawyer: his father Reginald R. Perry, had practiced in Armstrong and Salmon Arm, British Columbia, and his grandfather, William C. Perry, had practiced in Mt. Forest, Ontario. Laurence continued practicing at 1081 Main Street until 1994, although he had transferred ownership of the firm to his son, John L. Perry, in 1979. He passed away in 2010. Various other Perrys have been involved with the firm over the years, including Barb Perry, a great-granddaughter of William C. Perry, who was office administrator and bookkeeper for over 30 years until her retirement in 2011, and Dale E. Perry, a nephew to Laurence and cousin to John, who has been a partner since 1994. Most recently we have reached outside the family for expertise, with Sean E. Rowell, who has been one of our lawyers since 2006, becoming a partner in 2011. Then Erin L. Crocker came to us as a summer student in 2010, decided to article here and, since May of 2012, has also been one of our lawyers. Matthew J. Mazurek joined us on September 4, 2012 after articling in Alberta.
On August 7, 2013, a fire destroyed our office. After well over a year of semi-nomadic existence, we moved into our new home at 3875 Broadway Avenue at the end of 2014. For more information on how to reach us, visit "Contact Us" on this site.
As a firm, we provide legal services in most areas of law, but each lawyer has preferred areas of practice. In addition, we have different departments with staff who may be able to assist you quickly or will refer you to the appropriate lawyer if not. We have provided information on our lawyers under “Our Team” and more general contact information under “Contact Us” on this site.
August, 2011: 60th Anniversary of Perry & Company
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