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Denese Espeut-Post - Avery Law Office, Summerland BC
Denese Espeut-Post

Denese Espeut-Post offers each of her clients 15 years of legal experience and professional training in a reassuring and informative environment. She strives to ensure client confidence in the legal matter being handled and the manner in which it is handled. She takes a great deal of pride in her work and you will see that pride carry through in the service she provides to you.

Denese received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Manitoba in 1997 and her Bachelor of Laws from the University of Alberta in July 2000. She was called to the Alberta Bar in July 2001 and the British Columbia Bar in June 2009. Denese began her legal career with the Federal Department of Justice where she gained extensive experience as a criminal litigator. She consistently and successfully assumed responsibility for several complex litigation matters. She has appeared in all levels of court in Alberta, provided training to police officers and federal investigators and mentored junior lawyers. Denese previously instructed law related courses for the wine industry at Okanagan College.

Denese is a member of the Canadian Bar Association, Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch (executive committee table officer, Yale Country Provincial Council representative, judicial advisory committee member), Penticton and District Bar Association, Summerland Rotary Club (past President), Summerland Cultural Plan Task Force (Chair), Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners and the Canadian Institute of Management. She is a past member of the Holy Cross School Council (Penticton), past director of the Edmonton Humane Society’s Board of Directors.

Denese is also the proud sponsor of Taylor Arkestyn (Miss Summerland 2013-2014) and Sarah Gottwald (Miss Summerland 2016-2017) in the Summerland Blossom Pageant. She has also sponsored multiple students as part of Summerland Secondary School’s Career and Vocational Training program.

Denese has also obtained Certified in Management and Professional Manager designations from the Canadian Institute of Management. She is currently undergoing training to be certified as a Trusts and Estates Practitioner.

Denese was the recipient of Summerland’s Business Excellence in Professional Services award in 2015 and a finalist for the same award in 2013.  She was also the recipient of the Public Prosecutions Merit Award in 2008.  Denese was nominated for a RBC Women of Excellence award in 2014.

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Summerland Office

Rena - Summerland Avery Law Office Location

Rena Rodd
Receptionist

Rena has resided in Summerland for over 19 years. She is a proud mother of two wonderful children, Kelsey and Colton. Rena has immersed herself in the Summerland Community and all the wonderful things it has to offer. One of her favorite hobbies is playing softball in the summer. Rena looks forward to participating in the annual Action Festival three day softball tournament, she loves getting to meet new people from all different places and engaging in some friendly competition! When Rena is not busy with her two kids or playing softball she loves to go on hikes with her dogs. Rena says “I have loved every minute here at Avery Law Office and I am so grateful to have had this wonderful experience.”

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 Tracy Pavey - Summerland Avery Law Office Location

Tracy Pavey
Legal Assistant

Tracy joined Avery Law Office in the spring of 2015 and has over two decades of experience working in the legal field. She loves Mickey Mouse and enjoys small chocolate candies from time to time.

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 Haley Kachkowski - Summerland Avery Law Office Location

Haley Kachkowski
Legal Assistant

Haley has spent most of her life in Summerland and thoroughly enjoys the sense of community and homeliness it offers. Haley enjoys exploring the outdoors, camping, off-roading, and travelling in her spare time. In 2017, Haley graduated from Vancouver Career College with her Paralegal diploma and she is very excited to start a career in law here in her home town.

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Sukh Kalie
Articled Student

Sukh is an Articled Student with Avery Law Office and also a qualified lawyer in India where he practiced for three years. He received Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws degrees from Panjab University Chandigarh, Punjab, India. Further, he went to England for higher studies and obtained LLM Business Law degree from De Montfort University, Leicester, England. In Canada, he took law courses through University of British Columbia and at University of Victoria. He is always happy to help others and says that every little bit of help matters. He is enjoying the Okanagan Valley and loves to travel whenever he gets an opportunity.

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Princeton Office

Cathy Robillard - Princeton Avery Law Office Location

Cathy Robillard
Legal Assistant

I have worked as a legal assistant in a law practice, in Princeton, B.C. for the past nine years. My area of expertise is Wills and Estates, as well as some Corporate. I am married and have two wonderful daughters, a dog, two cats and a rabbit. In my spare time I golf and go fishing with my husband.

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Dayna Brown - Princeton Avery Law Office Location

Dayna Brown
Legal Assistant

I started working in the legal community in 1993. I established myself as a conveyancer within a few years. As a legal assistant in a country practice I was pleased to develop skills in accounting and other law firm tasks. I am married. I enjoy downhill skiing and long walks with my husband and am the proud mother of two grown sons.

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