Legal Education: University of New Brunswick
William DeWolf graduated from the University of Northern British Columbia in 2005 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Studies and Political Science with a minor in Economics. While attending UNBC William served as a Director of the Northern Undergraduate Student Society and was a Team Leader for the UNBC Orientation Week.
William graduated from the University of New Brunswick law program in 2013. William competed in several competitive moots, the Laskin Moot, which was conducted in French, and the Kawaskimhon Moot, which was a negotiation of First Nations issues. During his legal studies William also served as the UNB Law Orientation Chair, and volunteered as an ESL teacher.
William was called to the bar in 2014, and practiced in Smithers, focusing mainly on family litigation, but also practicing in the areas of criminal litigation, civil litigation and wills and estates. William has appeared at all levels of court in BC, and conducted trials in Supreme Court and Provincial Court.
WHAT DO YOU DO?
I practice primarily in the area of family law, from parenting and custody issues, to property division, to child protection. I also practice other areas of law, such as criminal law, primarily when related to a family issue.
WHAT ARE YOUR STRENGTHS?
I am hardworking and dedicated to advancing my clients’ interests. I am able to manage high-conflict family files without unnecessarily inflaming the situation. The breakdown of a marriage or long-term relationship can be one of the most stressful events for someone to endure. I offer support and guidance to my clients, and give them the reassurance and confidence to make it through a difficult time in their lives.
WHAT ARE YOU PASSIONATE ABOUT?
I am passionate about problem solving. I am able to come up with creative solutions to resolve family files or other disputes. I am passionate about advocating for my clients, and if I am unable to settle a matter on terms that are favorable to my clients, I am prepared to go to court achieve a just outcome.
Law Society of British Columbia
ACTIVITIES OUTSIDE OF WORK:
Outside of work most of my time is dedicated to my son. We enjoy skiing/snowboarding, camping and hiking with our dog.