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Trudi L. Brown, Q.C., Partner

Trudi was called to the B.C. bar in 1974 and then practiced for four years with the B.C. Crown Counsel Office in Victoria before leaving to form the firm of Buckler Metzger Brown and Miliken in 1978. More about Trudi

Suzanne Williams, Lawyer

Suzanne is a lawyer with two decades of experience helping clients structure relationships, resolve disputes, advance the best interests of children, and take strategic action to address complex challenges in and out of the court room. More about Suzanne

Kay Melbye, Partner

Kay is qualified as a Family Law Arbitrator, Family Law Mediator, Parenting Coordinator and Child Interviewer. More about Kay

Samantha Rapoport, Lawyer

Samantha is an associate lawyer with Brown Henderson Melbye who focuses her practice on families, children, and seniors. Sam looks for practical and cost-effective ways to assist clients (and their families) move forward in times of transition. More about Samantha

Shauna Tucker, Partner

Shauna received her LLB from the University of Toronto in 1990 and practiced as a family, estates and commercial litigator for one of Canada’s largest national firms, and more recently in a boutique class action firm, before moving to Victoria to focus on family and elder law. More about Shauna

Samantha de WitLawyer

Samantha received her LLB from the University of Manitoba in 2009 after articling with Legal Aid Manitoba in the areas of child protection and family law. She spent her first three years of practice at a well-respected family law boutique firm in Winnipeg, Manitoba, before making the move to Victoria, B.C. in June 2013. More about Samantha.




Mary Lou Howarth, Legal Assistant

Mary Lou has worked in a number of legal fields over the years, but has concentrated the bulk of her career on civil litigation and family matters.  More about Mary Lou

Janice Saxby, Legal Assistant

Janice is the newest member of our team at BHM Lawyers. Born and raised on the lower mainland, Janice has worked in the legal field for many years.  More about Janice

Kezia Peterson, Articled Student

Kezia Peterson (pronounced Kez – eye – ah) completed her law degree at the University of Victoria, Faculty of Law. She also has a Bachelor of Arts from Queen’s University, where she graduated with distinction. More About Kezia

Julia Nowosielska, Legal Assistant

Julia began her career with a clear desire to work in the area of family law. After graduating from North Island College in Port Alberni with a Legal Secretary Certificate (as it was then called), she started working at a law firm in Parksville. More about Julia

Kaytlyn Steele, Legal Assistant

Kaytlyn was born in Cuilapa, Santa Rosa, Guatemala, raised in Victoria, and completed the Legal Assistant Program at Camosun College in 2013. More about Kaytlyn

Marilyn Milloy, Office Administrator


Born and raised in Victoria, Marilyn attended Oak Bay High and the University of Victoria and really enjoys being back in the “old neigbourhood”. More about Marilyn

Patricia K. Routien, Legal Assistant

Patricia graduated from the Criminal Justice Program at Camosun College before channelling her interest in law into a career as a legal assistant. More about Patricia

Cara Finkelstein, Legal Assistant

Cara completed the Legal Office Assistant program at Camosun College in August 2014, and is starting her career as a junior legal assistant. More about Cara