Alex Marr (Partner)
Areas of Practice
- Family Law
- CFCSA proceedings
- Civil Litigation
- B.A., University of Victoria, 2015
- J.D., University of Victoria 2018
- Called to the Bar in British Columbia – May 2019
Alex was born and raised in Kamloops and is the youngest of four brothers. After high school, Alex attended Thompson Rivers University (TRU) and played on the inaugural TRU men’s hockey team for two seasons. After taking a year off to travel to Europe and Morocco, Alex transferred to the University of Victoria, where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts in psychology, followed by his law degree. After law school, Alex returned to Kamloops to complete his articles with a general practice firm, where he continued to work as an associate prior to joining Paul & Company.
During his childhood, Alex enjoyed many of the activities that Kamloops has to offer, including golfing, snowboarding, and mountain biking, competing in the annual Stake Lake Stomp with his family during his early years. However, his real passion was hockey, which he played from ages five to seventeen, having the privilege of serving as captain of his team during his final year in Major Midget.
While studying psychology in Victoria, Alex developed a keen interest in human behaviour and interpersonal relationships. His academic focus gravitated toward gaining an understanding of different human perspectives and what makes people tick. This ultimately rejuvenated a childhood desire to become a lawyer, a career he felt could benefit from a broader understanding of the factors that inform the way people behave. During his time at law school, Alex was able to translate these skills into the courtroom, offering free legal services during a semester at The Law Center, primarily acting as defense counsel. He particularly excelled when advocating at sentencing hearings, where he was able to successfully highlight the ways in which environmental factors present in his clients’ respective circumstances contributed to their current predicaments.
Alex brings considerable knowledge and experience in the areas of personal injury and employment law, with additional experience in residential tenancy, small claims disputes, human rights, and general civil disputes. He strives to ensure that his clients’ underlying concerns and needs are addressed during any dispute so that the resolution achieved is sensible and meaningful. Alex is looking forward to expanding his legal knowledge and applying these values to the area of family law, where he feels his interpersonal skills will translate to effective and efficient dispute resolution.
When not in the courtroom, Alex continues to enjoy playing ice hockey, ball hockey, softball, golf, and tennis. He loves to expand his cooking repertoire but knows he will never be able to oust his mom’s seemingly effortless meals. Despite his litigation background, there is one dispute Alex eventually lost: he and his partner Kate are now the proud adoptive parents of a cat named Stella – although he maintains he is still a dog person at heart.
Volunteer and Community Involvement
During his time in Victoria, Alex was fortunate enough to participate in causes that he felt passionate about. From 2013 to 2016, he volunteered as a mentor for Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Victoria, visiting the same Little Brother at his school each week for one-on-one activities. He was also introduced to the Canucks Autism Network (CAN) an organization that provides extra-curricular activities for children with autism, among other things. During his time with CAN, Alex supported participants through gymnasium activities and skating lessons, eventually directing lessons himself. He is grateful for his involvement in helping his participants overcome individual obstacles and sharing in the accomplishment of their goals.