Firm News

Victoria Petrenko Joins Overholt Law

Overholt Law is pleased to announce that Ms. Victoria Petrenko has accepted a position as a lawyer with the firm immediately upon her Call to the Bar in January 2017. We are thrilled that Victoria will stay with the firm in light of her very successful articling year, impressive skill set and significant positive contributions to our practice. Victoria supports our core values and will help us continue to provide excellent legal work and a high standard of service to our clients.

Read more about Victoria here.

Gurpreet Grewal joins Overholt Law

Overholt Law is pleased to announce that Ms. Gurpreet Grewal joined the firm on April 1, 2015. Gurpreet is a paralegal who is already providing valuable support to clients as a part of Overholt Law's growing team. Welcome Gurpreet!

Posted: Thursday, May 14, 2015

Laura Thomas Completes Paralegal Practicum

Overholt Law is pleased to announce that Ms. Laura Thomas successfully completed her Paralegal Practicum at the firm on December 2, 2014. Laura is moving on from her "student" title and is looking forward to supporting our firm and our clients in her Paralegal role. Congratulations Laura!

Posted: Tuesday, December 3, 2014

Overholt Law Welcomes Cameron Wardell And Laura Thomas

Cameron Wardell

Cameron joins the firm as an associate lawyer.

Cameron received his Juris Doctor from the University of Victoria in 2009. Prior to his move to Overholt Law, Cameron spent almost four years practicing in the area of labour, employment and human rights at a large firm in Vancouver. Cameron also worked as a judicial law clerk at the British Columbia Supreme Court in 2009-2010.

Cameron's practice focuses on the litigation of labour and employment disputes, and he has a great deal of experience in many different areas, including wrongful dismissals, termination grievances, collective bargaining and restrictive covenant disputes. Cameron has extensive experience advocating on behalf of employers and employees in a variety of venues, including arbitration, adjudication under the Canada Labour Code, the Workers' Compensation Appeal Tribunal, the Labour Relations Board of British Columbia, the courts of British Columbia and Ontario, and the Federal Court of Canada. Cameron has appeared before all levels of court in British Columbia, and has argued before our Court of Appeal.

Cameron has worked for employers in many industries, including aviation, manufacturing, mining, education (private, public and post-secondary), transportation, health care, child care, grocery, warehousing and distribution, insurance, executive recruitment, casino gaming, as well as First Nations and not-for-profit organizations. Cameron has worked on behalf of employers located in British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario, as well as employers with businesses extending across several provinces.

Cameron is the current Treasurer of the British Columbia Employment Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association and a member of the Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia.

Laura Thomas

Laura is a paralegal practicum student from Capilano University and assists the lawyers in the firm's core areas of employment law, labour relations and human rights.

Prior to studying for her paralegal designation, Laura obtained her Bachelor of Arts in political science and Diploma in social justice studies from the University of Victoria.

Laura is a member of the BC Paralegal Association.

Posted: Monday June 2, 2014

Kathleen Beaumont Hill Award

Carman is the recipient of the 2013 Kathleen Beaumont Hill Award from the Vancouver Branch of the Queen's University Alumni Association.

The Award was created in 2009 and celebrates the dedication and generosity of Kathleen (Beaumont) Hill, Arts'50, to her alma mater and community for more than 50 years. This Award is presented annually to the individual who best exemplifies her outstanding service, passionate advocacy, dedicated support and dedication to Queen's, Vancouver and the legal community.

Posted: Wednesday September 25, 2013

Overholt Law First Anniversary

Overholt Law celebrated a successful first year on June 18, 2013. The firm opened its doors on June 18, 2012 when Carman J. Overholt, Q.C. established a sole practice. Less than a year later, Carman was joined by two associate lawyers, Preston Parsons and Jennifer Kwok.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our staff and clients for their support and trust in our firm. We look forward to the next years serving our community.

Posted: Wednesday June 19, 2013