Jessica Vliegenthart*

Jessica Vliegenthart*

Partner / Kamloops

Jessica is more than a lawyer.

If experience is the teacher of all things, then Jessica’s path through life has certainly been an education. A passionate advocate in both her professional and personal lives, Jessica brings all of her lived experience to the table when helping clients navigate complex issues.

In her comprehensive municipal law practice involving both litigation and solicitor work, Jessica comes armed with the determination of an Olympian and the affable people skills that made her a leader on Team Canada, both on and off the basketball court. Regularly advising clients on a wide range of topics, Jessica handles local government matters including governance and operations, conflicts of interest, council codes of conduct, municipal liability and risk management, freedom of information and privacy issues, regulatory authority, and judicial review.

Also maintaining a sport law practice, Jessica advises sport organizations on matters of governance and operations, policy development, liability and risk management, privacy issues and safe sport. Having appeared at the SDRCC, Jessica regularly works with both athletes and sport organizations to advance the development of sport in a safe and successful way.

With deep roots in the Kamloops community, Jessica loves making connections and will absolutely try to figure out if she knows one of your relatives. After retiring from international sport, Jessica now spends her free time outside with her young son and daughter, husband, and small flock of chickens.

  • What Jessica’s clients are saying

    “The day of the accident was terrible. The day of the settlement was wonderful. Getting from the day of the accident to the day of the settlement was accomplished very competently and professionally with Jessica Vliegenthart as my lawyer. Much thanks to you, to Jill and to the rest of the staff at Fulton who worked on my file.”  – J.F.

    “Thank you for persevering with me. You are a light in that place. You were for me. It was wonderful to be able to put my trust in you.” – P.D.

    “I couldn’t be happier having worked with Jessica for my ICBC claim. She genuinely cared about my well-being and made sure I got what was required during my recovery throughout the aftermath of my accidents.  Jessica was patient with me and she covered every aspect of my life to help me realize what I truly lost and how my life had changed beyond my perception. I would urge anyone seeking assistance to talk with her.” – C.G.

  • Practice Areas
  • Education/Bar Admissions
    • Certificate, Leadership and Inclusion (DEI), Centennial College (2023)
    • Member, Law Society of British Columbia (2013)
    • Juris Doctor, University of Victoria (2011)
    • Bachelor of Arts (Communication), University of Simon Fraser (2008)
  • Publications & Presentations

    Frequent Keynote Speaker, on topics related to:

    • Accessibility, including Accessible British Columbia Act and related legislation
    • Workplace Performance, including Conflict and Dispute Resolution
    • Municipal Law and Sport Law Matters
    • High Performance Sport
    • Women in Leadership
  • Professional & Community Involvement
    • Member, British Columbia Provincial Accessibility Committee
    • Member (Legal), Commission for Legal Affairs and Eligibility, International Wheelchair Basketball Federation
    • Member, Board of Directors, AthletesCan
    • Member, Board of Directors, Wheelchair Basketball Canada
    • Member, EY Women Athlete Business Network (Class of 2019)
    • Member, Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia
    • Member, Women In Sports Law
    • Ambassador, Rick Hansen Foundation
  • Awards
    • Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for Service to Canada (2012)
    • Ann Roberts Humanitarian Award, UVic Faculty of Law (2011)
    • Terry Fox Gold Medal, Simon Fraser University (2008)
  • Interviews
  • Best Personal injury lawyers in Kamloops

*Practicing as a professional law corporation