Byron McCarthy was born and raised in the beautiful Lower Mainland. He was employed with Canada Safeway for 18 years in various locations around Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley. While working in management at Canada Safeway, he returned to complete his bachelor’s degree by attending classes at Douglas College and the University of the Fraser Valley. Byron completed his Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from the University of the Fraser Valley in 2008. During his undergraduate degree Byron received numerous awards, including a Students’ Union Scholarship, a Board Scholarship, maintaining a place on the Dean’s List of Distinguished Students and obtaining a Board of Governors Outstanding Achievement Award.
Upon completion of his bachelor’s degree Byron attended the University of British Columbia Law School (“UBC Law”). He graduated from UBC Law in 2013. He enjoyed his time at UBC Law, especially time spent volunteering with low income individuals in the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley.
After completing his articling year at CBM Lawyers, Byron was called to the British Columbia Bar in 2014.
Byron enjoys playing many team sports, such as ice hockey, softball and volleyball. When he is not playing ‘fetch’ with his German short-haired pointer around local dog parks, he enjoys summers fishing on the West Coast of BC, including ocean fishing for salmon on Vancouver Island and river fishing in the Chilliwack and Hope areas.
- University of British Columbia, J.D., 2013
- University of the Fraser Valley, B.A., 2008
Byron's Community Involvement:
- Vice Chair, Canadian Bar Association – Family Law (Fraser Valley) 2017-2018
- While attending his post-secondary education Byron volunteered with a number of different community organizations. At UBC Law, he volunteered with the Law Students Legal Advice Program and the Conflict Resolution Program to help provide free legal services, or information on conflict resolution, to low income clients.
- Byron also participated in volunteer work with the Canadian Cancer Society and the Douglas College Language Partner Program.