Practice Areas Include – but not Restricted to – Family Law and ICBC Claims
100 – 2124 Bowen Road, Nanaimo BC V9S 1H7 250 758 7758
G. Brenda Kaine is one of the more trusted family lawyers in British Columbia, having successfully litigated cases in the Supreme Court and in the Court of Appeal where her thoroughly researched and principled arguments have been accepted as reasonable and justified – to the benefit of her clients – and of sufficient scope to determine legal precedent. These cases made law and have been reported in legal journals; they are now cited in British Columbia courtrooms as guidance in similar cases.
Brenda’s work as lead counsel for the husband in Stuart v. Stuart (BCCA 1996) was precedent-setting on the topic of how inheritances are dealt with after relationships end. In Ungerer v. Ungerer (BCCA 1998) the court found that the husband should be relieved of the obligation to support his former spouse, due to her having caused parental alienation. In Falvai v. Falvai (BCCA 2008) Brenda was successful in persuading the appellate court to overturn a decision of the trial judge who had restrained a client’s right to move to another community with a child of the marriage. These cases were argued successfully before a panel of judges sitting on the Court of Appeal for British Columbia, the province’s highest court.
Brenda has conducted family law seminars for members of the Canadian Bar Association (BC Branch). A former member of the Board of Directors of the Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Society of British Columbia, Brenda also served as an advisor regarding the development of a web site for that organization. Brenda was a founding member of the Westminster County Family Law Section, dedicated to enhancing the understanding of family law issues within the legal community. About G. Brenda Kaine Read More
Kirsten J. Madsen has over 20 years experience in litigation and mediation, earning her the respect of clients and peers who consider her one of British Columbia’s premier practitioners of both personal injury and family law. Kirsten’s impressive courtroom work and professional integrity have reinforced those views.
Prior to joining Park Place Law, Kirsten practiced at Paine Edmonds LLP, a leading Vancouver firm with a solid reputation of legal prowess. She combined her law practice with community involvement and charitable endeavours. As a partner in that firm representing clients with personal injury claims, Kirsten earned distinction as lead counsel in complex cases and founded the family law practice group.
She has represented clients with quadriplegia, serious orthopaedic injuries, brain injuries, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, fibromyalgia and other soft tissue injuries. She has also represented injured children on behalf of the Public Trustee of British Columbia.
Attesting to her expertise in the domain of personal injury law, she was a contributing author for the BC Motor Vehicle Accident Claims Practice Manual (1st Edition), an essential reference tool for lawyers as well as for ICBC claims adjusters. In short, for personal injury law in British Columbia, Kirsten helped write the book.
Kirsten not only understands what is relevant in specific cases of personal injury but also the tactics necessary for optimal settlements or judgments to be achieved on behalf of her clients. About Kirsten J. Madsen Read More