From Chief Justice Hinkson:
I am pleased to advise that Dennis K. Hori has been appointed to the Supreme Court effective immediately and will be resident in Kelowna.
Please join me in congratulating and welcoming The Honourable Justice Hori.
Christopher E. Hinkson
From the Department of Justice Canada
The Honourable David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today announced the following appointment under the new judicial application process introduced on October 20, 2016. The new process emphasizes transparency, merit, and diversity, and will continue to ensure the appointment of jurists who meet the highest standards of excellence and integrity.
Dennis K. Hori, a partner with Fulton & Company LLP, is appointed a judge of the Supreme Court of British Columbia in Kelowna.
Justice Dennis K. Hori was born and raised in Kamloops, British Columbia. 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 LLP) as an articling student.
Justice Hori practised his entire legal career with Fulton & Company LLP. 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 the Thompson Rivers University Law School as. He and his wife, Diane have one son, Brayden.