Brett began with FC&Z Family Lawyers in 2017 in our Calgary office and relocated to Vancouver in 2018 to further grow our Firm’s Vancouver practice. In January 2020, he became a Partner of FC&Z. He assists clients in both Calgary and Vancouver.
Brett has a Bachelors of Arts and Science (BASc) degree in History and Psychology from the University of Lethbridge, as well as a Juris Doctor (JD) degree from the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University. Brett is an accredited Family Law Mediator under the Law Society of British Columbia and is also a Collaborative Family Lawyer.
Brett is a strong advocate for alternative dispute resolution (ADR) as he understands the detrimental effect litigation can have on parties going through a separation. In many matters, Brett finds that mediation, Collaborative Practice, or some other form of ADR can help clients achieve great results while maintaining a focus on communication, cooperation, and most importantly, children. However, Brett also knows that in some circumstances, court intervention is required and he is a strong and skilled advocate in court. Brett appears regularly in the Supreme Court of British Columbia, the Provincial Court of British Columbia, the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta, and the Provincial Court of Alberta.
Brett takes a holistic, rational approach to his clients’ matters to ensure that a proper strategy can be put into place from the beginning. This assists in creating tailor-made, practical, and cost-effective strategies that work for his clients to reach resolution as efficiently as possible.
Member, Law Society of Alberta Member, Law Society of British Columbia Member, Collaborative Divorce Vancouver Member, International Academy of Collaborative Professionals