James D. Vilvang, K.C.

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Jim practiced with Sutton Braidwood and the merged firm of Richards Buell Sutton LLP to date. He is a senior Associate Counsel with the Litigation group and was called to the Bar in British Columbia in 1974, and in the Yukon in 1994. Jim is also a Qualified Commercial Mediator. He was awarded King’s Counsel status in 1996.

Jim has been a distinguished and recognized trial lawyer for over 40 years and is highly regarded by all sectors of the bar for his work ethic, insight, and love of the legal profession.

Jim provides legal services through The James Vilvang Law Corporation.



  • Jim has been appointed a member of the Canadian Academy of Distinguished Neutrals (CADN), and his contact information and calendar can be found at their B.C. Chapter website.
  • Jim has been recognized by Best Lawyers® in the area of Personal Injury Litigation for the 2015 to 2024 editions. Inclusion in this publication is based entirely on peer-review.
  • Canadian Bar Association – George A. Goyer Award for Distinguished Service 2011
  • Trial Lawyers Association of BC – Award for Outstanding Contribution – 2003