David Holds Bachelor of Science degrees in Biochemistry, and Nursing from Laurentian University. He also has a Juris Doctor of Law from the University of Alberta. Prior to law school, David worked a number of years in Hospital as a critical care nurse, and has taught clinical nursing for both the University of Alberta, and Laurentian University.
After completing his law degree David articled with a prominent national law firm. In 2007 he relocated to Vancouver where he spent seven years working for British Columbia’s largest provincial firm as a civil litigator. When his wife finished her fellowship in Cardiology, David and his wife, Dr. Jennifer Rajala, relocated to Saanich to start their family. As a litigator David has appeared before all levels of court in both British Columbia and Alberta on a variety of matters and currently practices law out of the Sidney office of Pearlman Linholm.
An avid triathlete, when not working, David can be found running the trails at Elk Lake, or cycling the Peninsula. Interested in politics since high school, David has served as a volunteer with the party in a number of capacities over the past decade, including membership and policy chairs, Candidate Nomination Committee Chair, and as a candidate’s Official Agent. David and Jennifer have two young sons, Gregory and Alexander.
David’s community involvement includes:
Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary – Director – 2014 to present
Victoria Bar Association – Director – 2016 to present
First Open Heart Society of Victoria – Director – 2014 to 2016
J.D. Law – University of Alberta – 2005
BSc. Nursing – Laurentian University – 1999
BSc. Biochemistry – Laurentian University – 1997