GARRY S. CALLISON Q.C.
WILLS & ESTATES LAW
Assistant: Rhonda, Extension 29
Garry was born in Fort St. John, British Columbia in 1937 and became a member of the Law Society of British Columbia in 1963, after having studied history and law in Oregon State. As the Law Firm’s founding lawyer, Garry has maintained a busy solicitor’s practice in corporate and real estate practice for over forty years. In 1995, Garry was awarded the distinction of “Queen’s Counsel” by the Right Honourable Kim Campbell, former Prime Minister of Canada.
As the Peace River Region’s most experienced lawyer, Garry retired January 1, 2015.
ROBERT K.O. ZEUNERT, B.A., J.D.
REAL ESTATE LAW, CORPORATE & BUSINESS LAW
Real Estate Assistants:
- Georgia, Extension 58
- Kimberly, Extension 59
In Take Worker for Legal Aid:
Robert has the distinction of being the only lawyer to have lived and practiced law in the three major communities of Northeast British Columbia: Dawson Creek, Fort St. John and Fort Nelson. Being a former Family Lawyer, Criminal Defense Lawyer and Prosecutor, Robert now engages in a full-time Business Law practice that includes residential and commercial real estate transactions. He also practices Corporate Law, servicing mainly local family-owned businesses.
Robert currently holds the contract with the Legal Services Society as local agent for the Society. The extent of this contract is to provide a place for people to apply for legal aid in person and to obtain information on services available to those in need of legal services.
Robert moved to the Peace River Region with his wife and young family in 1995, shortly after completing Law School at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. His family already knew then that the beauty of the Peace Region and the warmth and kindness of the people they would come to know would preclude any notion that they could ever live anywhere else.
SIGRID A. THOMPSON*, B.A., J.D.
CRIMINAL DEFENCE LAW
Assistant: Molly, Extension 35
Sigrid is proud to have been born and raised in the North Peace. She attended both elementary and high school here, then went on to the University of British Columbia to complete first an Honours degree in English Literature and Criticism and then her Juris Doctorate. Sigrid returned to Fort St. John to article with Pomeroy & Gentles. After a stint as a solo practitioner, Sigrid joined Callison Zeunert in January 2004 as an associate and focused her practice on criminal defence. She is pleased to be able to bring the wide range of experience her years at the bar have given her to assisting her present and future clients.
*Personal Law Corporation
ELINE E. HAW, B.A., LL.B.
WILLS & ESTATES LAW
Assistant: Roxie, Extension 26
Eline is a lawyer with Callison Zeunert Law Corporation. Eline is a member of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines. Eline graduated from Ateneo de Davao University School of Law, Philippines. She obtained her Canadian Certificate of Qualification from the National Committee on Accreditation in January 2013.
Prior to joining Callison Zeunert in January 2014, Eline spent 10 years investigating and prosecuting corrupt public officials in the Philippines. In 2008, Eline’s family immigrated to Canada. For three years, she worked as a Facilitator for the Multicultural Helping House Society in Vancouver helping immigrants integrate in Canada.
In June 2013, Eline started her articles in Vancouver focusing on family law, creditor’s remedies and civil litigation.
In January 2014, she moved to Fort St. John with her family and transferred her articles to Callison Zeunert Law Corporation. Eline completed her Articling requirements in August 2014 and became a Lawyer and member of the Law Society of BC at that time. Eline is working primarily in the areas of Wills and Estates, and Estate Litigation.
Eline speaks English, Tagalog and Bisaya.
KIMBERLY R. SALINAS, Paralegal
Kimberly is a Paralegal with Callison Zeunert Law Corporation. She works primarily in the area of Corporate Law.
Kimberly was born and raised in the Lower Mainland. She obtained her Legal Administration Diploma and Paralegal Diploma from Capilano University with honors in both.
Prior to moving to Fort St. John in 2007 and joining Callison Zeunert Law Corporation, Kimberly worked for 5 years at a large business law firm in downtown Vancouver. She has embraced the benefits of living in a smaller community and enjoys working in a more direct setting with clients.
She enjoys dividing her time between the challenges of a busy corporate law practice and a hectic household.