At Callison Zeunert Law Corporation, our team consists of four practicing lawyers and a paralegal. All of them are astute professionals who prioritize client welfare and legal compliance above everything else. Based out of Fort St. John and serving Dawson Creek, Chetwynd, Hudson’s Hope, Fort Nelson and the Peace River region, we practice in the areas of real estate transactions, corporate and commercial transactions and incorporations, criminal defence representation, wills and estates matters, civil litigation, family and more.
Our team is here to help you with whatever assistance and counsel you need. Feel free to contact us to see how we can assist you with your legal matter.
Assistant: Rhonda, Extension 29
Garry was born in Fort St. John, British Columbia, in 1937. He 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 maintained a busy solicitor’s practise 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 on January 1, 2015. He passed away in February 2021.
Real Estate Law, Corporate and Business Law
Real Estate Assistant: Lorena, Extension 58
Corporate Assistant: Kimberly, Extension 59
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 defence lawyer and prosecutor, Robert now engages in a full-time real estate law practice that includes residential and commercial real estate transactions. He also practices corporate law, servicing mainly local family-owned businesses.
Robert is a vested community builder, and volunteers his time and legal services with many community organizations in the North Peace Region. Robert Zeunert held the Local Agent Contract for the Legal Aid Society from October 2003-March 2022.
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.
Wills and Estates Law, Family Law
Assistant: Linda, Extension 27
Eline is a lawyer with Callison Zeunert Law Corporation. She 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.
Before joining Callison Zeunert Law Corporation in January 2014, Eline spent ten 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. She is working primarily in the areas of Wills and Estates, Estate Litigation and Family Law.
Eline speaks English, Tagalog and Bisaya.
General Civil Litigation, Creditor's Remedies, Business Law
Assistant: Roxie, Extension 26
Tyler grew up near the small town of Amisk, Alberta. After high school, he obtained a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Alberta, and subsequently a Juris Doctorate from the University of Victoria.
After law school, Tyler spent a year in Dawson Creek working at the South Peace Community Resources Society as a Poverty Law Advocate. In 2016, he moved to Fort St. John to article with Callison Zeunert Law Corporation and was called to the Bar in 2017.
Tyler practices primarily in the areas of general civil litigation, creditor’s remedies, and business law.
Assistant: Kristen, Extension 28
Jafer Aftab, Esq. joined Callison Zeunert in a primarily criminal law practice after a lengthy service as an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of New Jersey; where he served in several capacities, but most notably in the Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Unit, handling a number of high-profile and complex parallel criminal and civil investigations and prosecutions.
Jafer previously served as a Deputy Attorney General in the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office, Division of Criminal Justice, Appellate Bureau, handling well over a hundred matters, arguing before the Supreme Court of New Jersey and lesser courts regarding nearly every section of the Code of Criminal Justice and the Rules of Evidence resulting in 10 legal precedential opinions.
Jafer also served as Head of the Suspicious Activity Report Review multi-agency team overseeing the implementation of the Bank Secrecy Act in relation to investigations and prosecutions. Jafer was repeatedly selected by the United States Department of Justice, Criminal Division, Office of Prosecutorial Development and Training, to advise Middle East countries to develop counterterrorism, anti-money laundering, forfeiture, and financial crime and regulatory institutions.
In 2018, the Hon. David Eby, Q.C., the Attorney General of British Columbia, selected Jafer to serve as an Expert Consultant to work with Special Adviser Peter H. German, Q.C., for the preparation of the Report and Recommendation regarding money laundering in B.C. real estate, luxury car sales, and horse racing. The Report, “Dirty Money – Part 2,” was published in May 2019.
Phone: Extension 59
Kimberly is a papered Paralegal and member of the B.C.P.A., she graduated from Capilano University with a Legal Administration Diploma and a Paralegal Diploma, completing both programs with Honours. She has been a practicing corporate paralegal in the North Peace Region for 13 years.
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. The knowledge and skillsets in corporate structuring and commercial law that Kimberly has developed in her 13 years as a corporate paralegal in the Northeast provides our clients with comprehensive support in matters such as incorporating companies, corporate restructuring, buying & selling of businesses and other routine corporate matters.
Kimberly enjoys the challenges of a busy corporate law practice. She has embraced the benefits of living in a smaller community and enjoys working in a more direct setting with clients!
Call Kimberly at (250) 785-8033 Ext. 59 for all your Corporate & Commercial legal needs.