Dan MacIsaac (M.A., LLB.)

Lawyer

Born and raised on Vancouver Island, Dan MacIsaac is a third generation lawyer. He has practiced law since 1990, appearing as lead counsel at all levels of court in British Columbia from the Provincial Court to the Court of Appeal. His primary areas of practice are  ICBC/personal injury law, land litigation, and contested family law and estate matters. In personal injury law, Dan MacIsaac has a special interest in brain injury and chronic pain cases.

Mr MacIsaac is the managing partner of MacIsaac and MacIsaac located in the Westshore area of Victoria, BC. The law firm acts for local, national and international clients. Firm clients include government ministries, charitable organizations, educational institutions and private individuals.

Mr MacIsaac is a long-standing member of the B.C. Trial Lawyers Association, the B.C. Law Society, Victoria Bar Association and the Canadian Bar Association. He was also a member of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association. He is a member of the Civil Litigation, Wills and Trusts, and Family Sections of the Canadian Bar Association, B.C. Branch.

Mr MacIsaac is a founding director of the Metchosin Foundation.  He has also served as a director for the boards of the Military Family Resource Centre, Victoria Bar Association, Capital Families Association and the Environmental Law Centre at the University of Victoria.

Prior to entering the legal profession, Mr MacIsaac taught English Literature at the University of Alberta and Camosun College. He also worked throughout the Canadian North in the minerals exploration industry, primarily as a prospector.

Mr MacIsaac has travelled extensively in Europe and Latin America. In his spare time, he is engaged in reading, writing and translating as well as outdoor sports such as alpine hiking, snorkelling, cycling and long distance running. He maintains an avid interest in the arts, reinforced by numerous family members who are professional musicians and dancers in Canada and Europe.

Deanna Lane (B.A., LLB)

Lawyer

Born and raised in Victoria, Deanna Lane has practiced law in Victoria since 1996, appearing as counsel in both the Provincial and Supreme Courts of British Columbia.  She was raised in the Western Communities, graduating from Belmont High School in 1988.

Her primary areas of practice are family law and wills.  She has a specific interest in resolving matters amicably through negotiation and mediation.

Deanna Lane has been with the law firm of MacIsaac and MacIsaac, located in the Westshore area of Victoria, British Columbia, since 1994.  She attained both of her degrees from the University of Victoria: a bachelor degree in Arts, with an emphasis in Psychology, and then a Law degree.

Ms. Lane is a member of the B.C. Law Society, the Victoria Bar Association and the Canadian Bar Association.  She is a member of the Wills and Trusts and Family Sections of the Canadian Bar Association.

Ms. Lane’s clients have included the Provincial Government, a transition house and private individuals.  She is on the roster to provide legal advice to children in care of the Ministry of Children and Families.

Kirby Hayes (B.A., JD)

Articled Student

Kirby Hayes is an articled student at MacIsaac and MacIsaac.  She assists the firm in civil litigation, primarily in the areas of ICBC claims, personal injury, and wills and estates.

Kirby grew up in Mississauga, Ontario, before heading east to attend Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.  At Dalhousie, Kirby earned her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, and she stayed at Dalhousie to study at the Schulich School of Law.

During her time at Dalhousie, Kirby worked in Residence Life and volunteered with the school’s Restorative Justice pilot program.  After her first year in law school, Kirby worked in mental health law while interning at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto.  The following summer, Kirby interned at Restorative Justice Victoria – an organization she greatly respects.

After completing her law degree in 2016, Kirby decided to change coasts.  She is thrilled to be living in Victoria and articling with MacIsaac and MacIsaac.  She looks forward to meeting new people and becoming more involved in the community.  When not working, you will find Kirby on the soccer field, at the driving range, in the curling club, or exploring around the Island.

 

Steven Lim (B.B.A, J.D.)

Articled Student

Steven Lim is an articled student at MacIsaac and MacIsaac.  He assists the firm in civil litigation, primarily in the areas of ICBC claims, personal injury, and wills and estates.

Steven completed his law degree at the University of Victoria.  During law school, he volunteered with BC’s Legal Services Society providing online legal help to visitors of the Family Law in BC website.  He also volunteered as a caseworker with Student Legal Services of Edmonton providing legal information and court representation to low-income individuals charged with criminal offences.

Before entering the legal field, Steven previously worked with SAP North America, BC Hydro Power Smart, and Pivotal Corporation in various sales and marketing roles.  He completed his undergraduate business degree at Simon Fraser University with concentrations in finance and marketing.

Outside of school and work, Steven has volunteered with several community and environmental organizations including Boys & Girls Clubs, Wilderness Committee, Green Chair Recycling, and the Society Promoting Environmental Conservation.

In his spare time, Steven enjoys playing badminton, sampling new cuisines, and perfecting his bowling spin.  His most cherished moment during articling thus far has been the firm’s triumphant victory during the Victoria Bar Association’s bowling night competition.