Dr. Gary Botting
Dr. Gary Botting, a barrister, solicitor and appellate lawyer, has practised law in British Columbia for more than 20 years, representing clients primarily in the legal areas of extradition, criminal defence and criminal appeals.
He earned his Master of Laws and Doctor of Philosophy in Law from the University of British Columbia before moving to the University of Washington School of Laws where he was Visiting Scholar, Postdoctoral Fellow from 2000 to 2007.
Dr. Botting has worked on many high-profile extradition cases, including the Charles Ng case in Calgary, the Gerald Gervasoni and Ronald Stewart cases in Victoria, the Karlheinz Schreiber case in Ottawa and Toronto, and the Clifford Edwards and Mark Eldon Wilson cases in Vancouver BC — all set legal precedents.
Dr. Botting has authored several books on extradition and constitutional rights and freedoms, including Extradition Between Canada and the United States, Canadian Extradition Law Practice, and Wrongful Conviction in Canadian Law. He's also written two novels, the most current being Crazy Gran (Houston:Strategic, 2016).
His practice, which serves the Greater Vancouver and the Fraser Valley areas, is the only firm in the country that declares extradition as its primary area of practice.