Why Swiftsure Law Firm?

At Swiftsure Law Firm, we believe in providing transparency and clarity to our clients. Every client receives an upfront, Candid Conversation where we assess the strength of their legal position and discuss the anticipated costs and timelines for resolution. For Litigation clients, we create a personalized Legal Map that outlines the detailed steps to reach a final resolution and identifies the necessary actions along the way. Trust Swiftsure Law Firm in Victoria for comprehensive guidance tailored to your specific needs.

Swiftsure Law Firm in Victoria has a proven track record of achieving positive results for its clients both inside and outside of the courtroom. Careful planning and a crafted strategic presentation win the day.

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Your estate plan brings your family – your most important asset – peace of mind both now and in the future. Our estate plan group will take a caring and strategic approach to your overall estate plan.

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For most people, the purchase, sale or refinance of their real estate is likely the biggest financial transaction in their lives. Whether you are purchasing, selling, acquiring an investment property, or refinancing an existing property our real estate team is here to advise you of every step along the way.

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A separation agreement is a legally-binding document that is filed with, and fully enforceable by, the court. While you may be motivated to resolve your divorce or separation quickly, agreeing to something that hurts you can have costs that far outweigh the benefits of a speedy resolution.

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If you are a self-represented litigant, you might still need a bit of legal advice from time to time. Booking one or two hours with a legal coach, when you need it, can help you navigate the murky waters of a family law dispute.

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While it’s natural for people on the losing end of a judgement to feel like they’ve been slighted, there are legitimate situations where a judge, master, or arbitrator based on the information they had available to them at the time.

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Headshot of John D. Nelson, Senior Lawyer at Swiftsure Law Firm

John D. Nelson is the co-creator of the Swiftsure Law Firm in Victoria. He is a skilled legal strategist. Uniquely suited for complex and contentious matters as his approach cuts through the chaos and helps everyone to focus on resolution. He is a powerful speaker, with hundreds of hours of court time and many successful judgments. John has a vast knowledge of Canadian Law and its interpretations, and he uses it to advocate for his clients

John D. Nelson, Senior Lawyer

Headshot of Stephanie Weidmann, Associate Lawyer at Swiftsure Law Firm

Stephanie A. Weidmann joined the Swiftsure Law Team in the summer of 2020 as John D. Nelson’s articled student and is now an Associate Lawyer. With a Bachelor of Communications from Mount Royal University and a Juris Doctorate from Thompson Rivers University, Stephanie brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Swiftsure Law Team.

Stephanie Weidmann, Associate Lawyer

Headshot of Kylaina Bellman, Paralegal at Swiftsure Law Firm

Kellisha comes to us from Toronto Ontario where she has worked as a paralegal for 5 years. She has obtained her professional certification from Humber College Institute of Technology and Advance Learning in 2012, along with an Honours Degree in Criminology with a Minor in Psychology from York University in 2019

Kellisha Calliste, Paralegal

Headshot of Jocelyn Marais, Legal Assistant at Swiftsure Law Firm

Jocelyn Marais is originally from the mainland and is now proud to call Victoria home. With her Legal Administrative Assistant Certificate from Camosun College and a degree in English and History from the University of Victoria, she is a valuable asset to the Swiftsure Law Team. Jocelyn is currently pursuing her Paralegal Certification through Capilano University

Jocelyn Marais, Legal Assistant

Headshot of Nouredeen Abouhamra, Lawyer at Swiftsure Law Firm

Nouredeen Abouhamra joined the Swiftsure Law team in January 2023 as an Associate Lawyer in our Solicitors department. Nouredeen completed his Bachelor of Commerce in finance as well as his Juris Doctor at the University of Saskatchewan, and a Masters of Global Business at the University of Victoria. After completing his articles at a boutique firm in Ontario, he was called to the Ontario Bar in 2022 and to the British Columbia Bar in 2023

Nouredeen Abouhamra, Lawyer

Headshot of Sandra Patzwald, Senior Paralegal

Sandra Patzwald is a senior paralegal in the solicitor department. She joined the Swiftsure team in 2023 and brings over 30 years of experience. Sandra was born and raised on the island and has spent most of her life providing her community with legal services.  She is passionate about her work and takes great pride in her organization and precision when assisting with both simple and complicated files

Sandra Patzwald, Senior Paralegal

Headshot of Kylaina Bellman, Legal Assistant

Born in Northern BC and growing up in the Okanagan, Kylaina followed the call to the ocean after graduation and put down roots. After some time at the University of Victoria, she joined the legal community in 2009 administration. She realized here that her innate organizational skills and eye for detail were invaluable in this industry. The transition to becoming a legal assistant happened organically and she has had the fortune of learning from senior lawyers and legal assistants.

Kylaina Bellman, Legal Assistant

Headshot of Danielle L.R. Nelson, Admin

Danielle L.R. Nelson is the co-creator of the Swiftsure Law Firm in Victoria. With a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Victoria and a Bachelor of Education from the University of Vancouver Island, Danielle has a broad range of experience and expertise. A dedicated entrepreneur Danielle has a strong background in business, accounting, planning, and human resources

Danielle L.r. Nelson, Office Manager

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