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Christopher E. Smith, LLB

Chris is a product of the Kootenays.  Born and raised in Rossland and Nelson, he grew up playing in the Purcell Mountains.  

After a decade of University and world travel, he returned to the Mountains to raise a family and practice law as a civil litigator.  A graduate with an honours degree in Philosophy from the University of Victoria and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Saskatchewan, Chris has successfully  represented clients in all manner of civil disputes in the Supreme Court of British Columbia.  He has carved a reputation as a highly competent courtroom lawyer, as well as a skilled negotiator of settlements and resolutions to a wide array of  complex disputes.  

I live in Fernie in the Elk Valley of British Columbia.  My family share values and beliefs such as:


  • leveraging strength in family and community
  • acting with honesty and integrity
  • making a commitment to being  my best, personally and professionally
  • maintaining current business and legal knowledge to support you
  • keeping the promises I make
  • caring and helping you through very difficult life experiences
  • promoting and living a philosophy of health and wellness