Barry Dinning was born in Ottawa, and raised in Edmonton and Victoria, where he attended the University of Victoria, and then the Faculty of Law at UBC in Vancouver, where he graduated in 1973.
In 1974 Barry began practicing in Victoria, and in 1976 he became a founding partner in the forerunner to Dinning Hunter Jackson Law. Barry has over 40 years experience in matters involving real estate, wills and estates and corporate law.
Barry has served on the Boards of the S.P.C.A., The West Shore Chamber of Commerce, the Victoria Heritage Foundation and political party boards.
Away from the office, Barry rides motorcycles and travels to warmer places in the winter.