James Smirle

James Smirle Bio

James holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Calgary’s Haskayne School of Business and a law degree from the University of British Columbia. Prior to forming Handford Smirle LLP with Nicole Handford, James articled and practiced with Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP. Raised in Summerland and a graduate of Summerland Secondary School, James is an active member of the community and has coached for both the Penticton and Summerland Minor Hockey Associations. Outside of the office you’ll find James enjoying time with his young family, at the hockey rink or on a golf course. James lives in Summerland with his wife and 2 children; both children born at Penticton Regional Hospital!