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Ottawa appoints judge to B.C. Supreme Court

Friday, February 08, 2019 @ 2:58 PM | By John Chunn

Justice Canada announced on Feb. 8 that Dennis K. Hori, a partner with Fulton & Company LLP, is appointed a judge of the Supreme Court of British Columbia in Kelowna.

According to the Department of Justice press release, Justice Hori was born and raised in Kamloops, B.C. His parents were relocated there from the west coast of the province after the Second World War.

He received a bachelor of science in chemistry from the University of British Columbia before receiving his law degree in 1983 from the University of Victoria Law School.

 Justice Hori returned to Kamloops after graduation and joined the firm of Hunter Jebson Howard (now Fulton & Company) as an articling student.

Justice Hori practised his entire legal career with Fulton & Company. He became a partner of the firm in 1988 and served as the firm’s administrative partner. After working primarily as a solicitor for a few years, Justice Hori found that his true interest was in litigation. His litigation practice was a mix of commercial, employment, municipal and personal injury litigation.

Justice Hori is an active member of the legal community. He has served as an executive of the Trial Lawyers Association of B.C., and was the president in 2013. He was also a guest speaker and advocacy instructor at Thompson Rivers University Law School.

He and his wife, Diane have one son, Brayden.