Our Team

Avery Law Office is who we are today because of our team

A Little About Us

Avery Law Office is a boutique law office owned by lawyer Denese Espeut-Post with two offices in the Okanagan and Similkameen Valleys of British Columbia. Avery Law is pleased to offer legal services to the communities of Summerland and Princeton and surrounding areas with offices in the heart of downtown Summerland and Princeton.

Areas of Practice include elder law, wills & estate planning and administration including alter ego and joint spousal trust preparation, business law for small to mid-size private businesses and real estate conveyancing.

In addition to being a practicing lawyer in British Columbia and a certified trust and estate practitioner, Denese is also a member of the Law Society of Alberta and a registered trademark agent in the South Okanagan. On a more personal note, Denese is a proud resident of Summerland and certified organic orchard owner.

With 18 years of legal expertise, you can feel confident working with our team at Avery Law Office. You are invited to experience our friendly, professional and passionate team and we look forward to working with you.

Avery Law Office is proud to be a member of the Summerland Chamber and Princeton Chamber.

Denese Espeut-Post

LAWYER AND TRUST AND ESTATE PRACTITIONER

Denese Espeut-Post offers each of her clients 18 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. 

Meet The Team

 

Summerland Office

Tracy Pavey

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.

Haley Kachkowski

Haley Kachkowski

Legal Assistant

Haley has spent most of her life in Summerland and thoroughly enjoys the sense of community and homeliness it offers. 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.

Anne-Marie Mizzi

Anne-Marie Mizzi

Anne-Marie is excited to start her legal career in our Summerland office starting May 2021. She will be a recent Juris Doctorate graduate from Thompson Rivers University. While at Thompson Rivers University she participated in the Law Rugby Club and Access to Justice Club. She earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from Saint Francis Xavier University in 2018. While at Saint Francis Xavier University she was the vice president of the Political Science Society and was a member of the Model United Nations team. Wherever she goes she likes to be involved in the community and looks forward to participating in what Summerland has to offer. She is also an animal lover having a cat of her own!

Starting May 2021

Princeton Office

Cathy Robillard

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.

Testimonials

I would like to take this opportunity to say that the quality of service offered by Avery Law Office was excellent. Denese helped me understand the intricacies of estate planning for my future and completed my documents quickly, accurately and with great care. The service by Denese and her team was professional yet very friendly and they fulfilled my expectations in all aspects. I highly recommend Avery Law Office.”
– Diane Owens, British Columbia

After 2 rather poor experiences in the past having wills and powers of attorney done, I decided to give Denese a try. I was so glad I did!! She is very thorough, thinks of everything, yet does not push you to do anything you don’t want to do. Best of all, she has the ability to listen, to understand where you are coming from, and to work with you. Her rates are reasonable considering what all she does for you. I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone.”
– Diane Prentice, British Columbia

“Denese Espeut-Post and her team acted on my behalf in connection with my recent home purchase. I was very satisfied with their friendly and courteous service, their knowledge and efficient service. My experience at their office was fast, no waiting time. The office was pleasant, clean and made information and brochures readily available. Thank you so much.”
– M.J., British Columbia