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Trudi L. Brown, Q.C.

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 

Suzanne is a collaborative family law lawyer, mediator and child interviewer who was called to the Ontario bar in 1995 and the BC bar in 1996.  She prefers to help clients resolve legal challenges collaboratively, and advance the best interests of children involved in family law. More about Suzanne

Carli Ziegler

Carli joined our team after moving to Victoria from South Africa where she practiced family law for 12 years.  She has had her credentials recognized in Canada and was called to the BC Bar in 2019.

Kay Melbye

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


Samantha Rapoport

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


Kezia Peterson

Kezia was called to the bar recently after completing her articles with our firm. She also attended law school at the University of Victoria. More about Kezia

Shauna Tucker

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 Wit

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.




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

Kim Hudson

Legal Assistant

Kim began working for Brown Henderson Melbye in November 2015, where her strengths in the areas of proofreading and drafting affidavits are appreciated and utilized. More about Kim.

Madeleine Corwin

Legal Assistant

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

Jessica Neal

Legal Assistant

Jessica holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto, and is currently completing additional studies at Dalhousie University. More about Jessica.

Judy Arsenault

Office Manager