About Our Firm
Amanda Welton-Hagen took over Mountain Law from Peter Shrimpton in July, 2023 to focus on its corporate/commercial law clients.
She began her legal career in 2011 when she completed her Legal Administrative Assistant Certificate. Upon graduation she worked as a legal assistant for a boutique law firm in Vancouver, specializing in insurance subrogation claims.
To be closer to family, Amanda moved to Whistler in 2012. Amanda joined Mountain Law in 2013 as a legal assistant. While working as a legal assistant, she completed her Paralegal certificate. Upon graduation in 2015, she worked as a paralegal in both corporate law and real estate law while completing her undergraduate studies.
Amanda graduated from Athabasca University in 2019 with a Bachelor of Professional Arts, majoring in Governance, Law, and Management. She then attended law school at the University of Windsor and the University of Detroit Mercy. While completing the Dual Juris Doctor program, Amanda continued to work remotely as a paralegal for Mountain Law. While at law school she volunteered with various organizations, including the Pro Bono Students Canada, Community Legal Aid, and Crime Stoppers of Michigan. Amanda also completed two externships, one with the Wayne County Land Bank and another with the Michigan Department of Attorney General – Conviction Integrity Unit. She graduated with both her American and Canadian law degrees in May 2022 before returning to Whistler to article with Peter Shrimpton, before joining the firm as an associate lawyer and then succeeding him in July, 2023.
When not in the office, Amanda enjoys playing soccer and beach volleyball, reading and spending time with family and friends.
Mountain Law Corporation’s founder Peter Shrimpton (now retired) grew up skiing and vacationing in Whistler.
When it came time to settle down and start his family 30 years ago, he knew the growing community was exactly where he wanted to be.
,“I watched Whistler grow and saw that it had a lot of potential as a true community where families could set down roots and entrepreneurs could embark on substantive careers,” Shrimpton says.
“As a young lawyer, wanting to have a large family and desiring an idyllic recreational setting not too far from the urban environment, I decided Whistler would be the perfect place.”
Shrimpton purchased two practices in Whistler and merged them to create Mountain Law Corporation. One was from a retiring lawyer, and the other was a successful notary practice.
From there, he built on the existing clientele with his community involvement.
After almost a decade on the board of the Whistler Youth Soccer Club, Shrimpton served as President for seven years.
He provided pro bono legal advice to numerous non-profits and charities and had for many years volunteered weekly for Whistler Community Services Society’s low-income law clinic in association with Access Pro Bono B.C. In July 2023, he was recognized with a provincial award for his APB service.
He also served as Board Chair of The Whistler Forum for Dialogue and Innovation, the Whistler Village Church, and the Whistler Skiers Chapel (which then became the Whistler Interfaith Society).
Mountain Law’s two-pronged practice focused primarily on wills and estates and business law transactions.
He retired in July 2023 when his associate lawyer Amanda Welton-Hagen took over Mountain Law.