N.J. Preovolos Law Corporation was founded on June 1, 2004. The firm’s focus is on providing first class representation in criminal and related civil matters. Whether you need one lawyer by your side or a team of lawyers, N.J. Preovolos Law Corporation can provide the assistance you need.
The firm’s founder, Nicholas J. Preovolos, has been practicing law in British Columbia since 1996, and has been recognized by his peers as an exceptional lawyer. In 2015 he received the highest peer-review rating of “AV Pre-Eminent” from leading legal publisher Martindale Hubbell. This rating is awarded to lawyers who meet the highest ethical and practice standards according to survey results submitted by their peers. In addition to favourable standing among his peers, Nicholas enjoys the trust and loyalty of his clients, who continue to refer him friends and family in trouble and who provide excellent reviews on Google Plus and other third party review sites.
Nicholas was born in New Westminster and raised in Burnaby, British Columbia. After graduating from Burnaby Central High School in 1988, Nicholas attended McGill University on a full academic scholarship and received a Bachelor of Commerce degree in 1992. Following his undergraduate studies, Nicholas attended the University of Toronto and received an LL.B. in 1995.
Nicholas was called to the Bar of British Columbia on May 17, 1996 and started out as a downtown corporate lawyer, practicing as an associate at two major law firms as well as an in-house counsel at the VSE and QLT Inc. On June 1, 2004, after eight years of practice in the corporate world, Nicholas left to establish his own firm and pursue a trial and appellate practice.
Criminal Defence Lawyers
Nicholas’s practice is focused mainly on criminal defence and civil matters arising out of criminal issues. As a Vancouver criminal defence lawyer, he has appeared in the Provincial Court of British Columbia, Supreme Court of British Columbia, Court of Appeal for British Columbia, and Supreme Court of Canada, defending clients charged with offences ranging from murder and kidnapping to spousal assault and shoplifting.
Nicholas is drawn to the unique challenges and rewards of defence practice and finds meaning in work which offers the opportunity to question state authority and the exercise of state power. At the same time, defence practice is meaningful to him on a personal level for the fulfillment he experiences by helping decent people defend themselves or recover from unfortunate mistakes.
In his spare time, Nicholas can be found coaching Little League baseball and soccer in New Westminster and volunteering for worthy causes in the Hellenic Community. He is also a past board member of the Children’s Hearing and Speech Centre of British Columbia.