I was born and raised in the Tri-Cities and have a strong connection to the local community. I’m a former member of the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce’s Women in Business Committee and continue to maintain strong ties to the business community. Away from the office, I enjoy exploring the city with my husband and spending time with family and friends.
“I am a partner at BTM Lawyers LLP where I maintain a busy litigation and dispute resolution practice focusing on employment, personal injury, and construction law. I am a results oriented litigator and pride myself in providing practical solutions and advice to my clients.
In my employment practice, I act for both employees and employers in negotiating employment contracts and severance packages, litigating wrongful dismissal and human rights claims, and advising on privacy, bullying, harassment, and workplace safety issues. I have a particular passion for combating discrimination, bullying, and harassment in the workplace and have assisted employers in navigating these complex issues when complaints arise and am a strong advocate for employees who have faced discrimination and harassment in the workplace.
As a personal injury lawyer, I act for clients that have been injured in motor vehicle and slip and fall accidents. I work closely with family doctors, specialists, and treatment providers to ensure my clients receive appropriate diagnosis and treatment and are fully compensated for their injuries.
I also act as legal counsel in all aspects of the construction industry, from advising on contract formation and drafting to litigating builders liens and disputes arising from non-payment, delay, defective work, and contract termination.”
Community Involvement, Hobbies, and Personal Interests
- Tomanik v. Brunet, 2023 BCSC 1511
- Hakimishokati v Tracey, 2022 BCSC 813
- Tougas v. Mostat, 2020 BCSC 1281
- Thompson v. Hegleson, 2017 BCSC 927
- Stanley Paulus Architect Inc. v. Windhill Holdings Ltd., 2014 BCSC 1816
- Bordain et al. v. Lupton, (12 January 2015), Richmond 24675 (BC PC).
- De Jong v. Gardner, 2013 BCSC 1303
Recognition & Awards
Voted Favourite Lawyer in the Tri-Cities in the 2014 and 2015 Tri-City News A-List