Sheila Tucker’s passion for the law and her community have resulted in her being prominently involved in some of the country’s most important social justice cases.
Ms. Tucker joined Shapray Cramer in 2016, following a decade of litigation practice at an international law firm, with extensive experience in constitutional litigation and administrative law. Her past experience also includes several years as in-house legal counsel to the British Columbia Labour Relations Board. Ms. Tucker has been recognized in Best Lawyers Canada in the areas of Corporate and Commercial Litigation and Administrative and Public Law.
Ms. Tucker specializes in written and appellate advocacy, and in the research and analysis of complex legal issues. She has appeared as counsel before a wide range of administrative tribunals as well as the British Columbia and Alberta Courts and the Supreme Court of Canada.
Ms. Tucker’s experience includes acting as counsel for the plaintiffs in the recent physician-assisted dying constitutional challenge and as counsel for the health authority in the litigation that established the right to operate “Insite”, Canada’s first supervised injection site.
Ms. Tucker was awarded the British Columbia Civil Liberties Association’s Liberty Award for Excellence in Legal Advocacy in 2013 and the Canadian Bar Association BC Branch’s Harry Rankin, QC Pro Bono Award in 2016. She was a finalist for the YWCA Women of Distinction Award for Business & Professions in 2015.
Ms. Tucker is also a member of the Honourary Advisory Board for Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland (2013-present).