John Drayton

John’s practice is litigation-based, with an emphasis on serving the forestry and motor transport industries. John has appeared in all levels of court in the province and before many administrative tribunals. He has also acted as counsel in mediations and arbitrations.

John has been practicing law in Kamloops since 1987. In 1994 he established his own law corporation, Drayton Law Firm, which is part of Gibraltar Law Group. John holds Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws degrees from the University of British Columbia.

John follows a long tradition within his family. His great grandfather, William Savage, practiced law in Vancouver from 1906 to 1956. His grandmother, Helen Drayton, started practicing law in 1932, when it was quite uncommon for women to do that.

John enjoys sailing and curling. He and his wife are the proud parents of three children.

Bruce Swanson

Bruce practices in the area of estate planning. He assists clients in the preparation of wills, powers of attorney, and representation agreements. "Wills on Wheels" is a service by which he will attend at the home or bedside of clients with limited mobility.

Bruce obtained his Bachelor of Laws degree from Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto, Ontario in 1977. He later obtained a Master of Arts in Religion degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and served nearly twenty years as a church pastor.

Bruce returned to the law in 1998, when he articled for a small firm in Kamloops. He was called to the bar in 1999 and has been practicing law in Kamloops ever since. As a former pastor, he offers a unique skill set which is particularly suited to the needs of his clients.

Bruce enjoys gardening and attends the Kamloops Alliance Church. He and his wife are the proud parents of four sons and several grandchildren.


Blake Tancock

Blake’s practice is litigation-based with a focus on employment law, estate litigation, collections, and corporate litigation.

Blake has appeared in the Supreme Courts, Small Claims Courts, and Traffic Courts of B.C. He first moved to Kamloops in 2008 to attend Thompson Rivers University. In 2009 Blake was the starting goalie for TRU Hockey’s Inaugural season. Blake spent multiple years working in the food service industry as a bartender and restaurant manager. Blake also has experience in various construction and trade jobs.

Blake returned to Thompson Rivers University in 2012 to complete his Juris Doctor in Law. In his second year at TRU Law Blake was the Internal Vice President of the TRU Society of Law Students.