Jessica Vliegenthart

Jessica Vliegenthart
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Jessica Vliegenthart is a civil litigator at Fulton & Company LLP and Canadian Paralympian in the sport of wheelchair basketball. Jessica completed law school at the University of Victoria while competing for Team Canada from 2007-2012. She retired from international play after competing in the 2012 London Paralympics and returned to Canada to start her legal practice. She is a 2010 World Championship bronze medalist, two time Canadian champion (2012 and 2010), a two-time PanAmerican Games silver medalist (2007 and 2011), and a veteran of many international caps. Following her international sport career, Jessica started her legal career, and now practices exclusively, in the area of tort law, representing clients who have been injured at the fault of others. Currently, Jessica serves on the board of directors for Spinal Cord Injury British Columbia and as the athlete representative on the Revenue Generation and Government Relations Section of the Canadian Paralympic Committee. Following the Paralympics, she co-founded the Kamloops Adapted Sport Association, a multisport adapted sport organization that provides adapted sport opportunities to the interior of British Columbia, and she continues to sit on this board today. Jessica has been recognized for her contributions to her community with the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal, the Ann Roberts Humanitarian Award from UVic Law, and the Terry Fox Gold Medal from Simon Fraser University. Jessica is passionate about the advancement of women in both the corporate and sporting worlds.

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