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Vista Namdarian

Vista Namdarian

Articling Student

I joined Zacharias Vickers as an Articling Student after earning my Juris Doctor from the University of Alberta. I was highly involved in my law school community – whether acting as the President of the Environmental Law Students’ Association or participating in the Faculty’s annual charity “Law Show”. As the recipient of the 2021 David R. Percy Q.C. Excellence in Leadership Award, my law school experience was certainly defined by my commitment to my peers and the greater community. It is this same commitment that I hope to carry on into my legal practice and into the Fraser Valley community.

 

The most formative of my experiences during my time at the University of Alberta involved my work with the criminal law division of Student Legal Services of Edmonton. In that capacity, I regularly appeared as defence counsel in the Provincial Court of Alberta during docket and trial proceedings, advocating for low-income individuals who were facing incredible uncertainty in their battles with our complex and ever-changing legal system.

 

I had the incredible fortune of immigrating to Canada at a very young age. As a result, I had the privilege of growing up in Port Moody. Prior to attending law school, I earned my Bachelor of Science with a Major in Biomedical Physiology and a Minor in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry from Simon Fraser University.

 

When not at work, I enjoy taking advantage of everything the west coast has to offer us – whether that be going for a quick paddle board, a long hike, or bite to eat at one of our many great local restaurants with my loved ones.

 

The team here at Zacharias Vickers is composed of incredibly talented and capable individuals. While we have all lived very different experiences and traveled different paths prior to joining Zacharias Vickers, the common thread that runs through each of us is our kindness and compassion. It is this kindness and compassion that defines our work and puts our clients’ best interests at the forefront of everything we do.

 

I am very excited to be joining the incredible team at Zacharias Vickers.

Contact me at vnamdarian@zachariasvickers.com  or  604-392-8644