Brett’s primary practice is family law and has been since he was called to the bar.
Brett strives to provide clients with practical, cost-effective solutions. Brett resolves most matters through alternative dispute resolution processes, such as negotiation and mediation. When that fails, he is prepared to litigate and has appeared before the Provincial Court of Alberta and the Court of Queen’s Bench.
Unlike other practices, Family Law matters are often not win/lose. Instead, family law settlements clarify the next phase of life for the whole family. This is often the case where young children are involved, and clients will have parent teacher interviews, graduations and weddings to attend together. Accordingly, Brett often suggests courses of action that are firm but fair.
With a background in Computer Science and Pure Mathematics, Brett is a bit of a numbers geek, and has experience on files involving complex property divisions and support payments.
He is an avid volunteer. He was the 2019 Calgary Legal Guidance Volunteer of the Year, and a former director on the board of Closer to Home Community Services.
Brett spends his spare time bouldering and downhill skiing.