Areas of Practice
Criminal Law, Securities and Regulatory Matters
Joe Saulnier has a wide range of experience – from defending murder and sexual assault, to securities investigations and regulatory work, to driving offences and IRPs, to extraditions and appeals – and in all cases Mr. Saulnier represents his clients with a focus on results. A client’s main concern might be defending the charge at all costs, working out the best deal, avoiding publicity or keeping a job. We always focus on what the client wants and we work to achieve what is in the client’s best interests.
Mr. Saulnier has represented clients at all levels of court, including the Supreme Court of Canada; in regulatory proceedings before the B.C. and Alberta Securities Commission, FICOM, and other regulatory and administrative tribunals; and frequently Mr. Saulnier advises clients during the investigatory stage, prior to charges being laid.
Education and experience
- University of Victoria, Faculty of Law, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada - 2003
Honors and Awards
BC Trial Lawyers Association President’s Award for outstanding counsel work
Professional Associations and Memberships
Advocates Club, past president
Canadian Bar Association Criminal Justice Subsection, Vancouver, current member and past chair
Past Employment Positions
British Columbia Supreme Court, Law Clerk