We are a law firm based in Invermere British Columbia. We serve clients throughout the province and assist out-of-province clients with BC legal issues. We discuss our fees upfront and provide flat-rate fees for many of our services so that you will not be surprised by our bills.

We provide personal service and you will not get an automated message when you call. That’s right, you will talk to a real person when you call us! We are environmentally and socially responsible. We provide a healthy work environment, pay above living wages to all our staff, and make significant contributions to non-profit and charitable organizations around Invermere and throughout British Columbia.

Buffy Blakley

Buffy is a grizzled veteran of the legal industry. She has been practicing law for almost 30 years and her nasty attitude is proof. Buffy’s practice focuses almost exclusively on family and criminal law. When she isn’t stuck in the office, she is out hiking and canoeing in the Columbia Valley.

Morgan Blakley

Morgan Blakley is a mountaineer and a lawyer. He spends his free time gallivanting up mountains and down rivers. Morgan’s practice focuses on litigation, though he is a Jill of all trades. He has been practicing law since 2012. Before making the mistake of going to law school, Morgan worked in sundry fields including in construction, forestry, oil and gas, and first aid.

Fiona Burills

If you actually need something done, talk to Fiona. Fiona is the office manager and operational mastermind of the law firm. When she isn’t keeping the lawyers in check, Fiona spends her time camping, fishing, or reading. I am sure that if you ask her, she will tell you where to find the biggest fish this side of the continental divide.

Katelynn O’Neill

Katelynn is the newest lawyer at the firm. That means she does all the work and gets none of the credit. Katelynn grew up in Ontario and now calls Invermere home. Katelynn practices in family law, real estate, legacy planning, and business law.

Katelynn is the reigning world disc golf champion (almost). Whenever the weather is cooperating, you can expect her to be tossing discs at metal poles out in the middle of nowhere. Katelynn also plays soccer and beats up little kids at the local judo hall.

Ashley Smith

Ashley’s work focuses on corporate, real estate, and estate matters. Ashley spends her free time with her family in the outdoors, but really mostly getting into trouble.

Brooke Topic

Brooke Topic is a conveyancer at Columbia Legal. Brooke really likes plants, sometimes she remembers to water them, and well… sometimes she buys new ones. Brooke also has a rescued cat named Garbage, or is it Bandit? In either case, she isn’t dating Angela.  

James Weir

James Weir is the firm’s senior conveyancer – he bosses everyone around and pretends to be a master of all things real estate. If you ever need to smile, just ask James about lawyers – he loves them! When James isn’t wheeling and dealing real estate deals, he is usually hiking, reading, or fixing his truck, not that there is anything wrong with his truck…