ICBC Specialists & Expert Lawyers serving Langford, Colwood, & The Western Communities.
Dan MacIsaac (M.A., LLB.)
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)
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)
LawyerKirby Hayes articled with MacIsaac and MacIsaac, and joined the firm as an associate following her call to the bar in 2017. 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 assisting clients at MacIsaac and MacIsaac. She looks forward to meeting new people and becoming more involved in the community. Outside of work, Kirby enjoys sports such as soccer, squash, golf, and curling.
Matthew Gauk (B.A., J.D.)
Matthew Gauk is an associate with MacIsaac and MacIsaac. He assists the firm primarily in the area of ICBC and other personal injury claims.
Matt completed his law degree at the University of Calgary. During law school, he volunteered as a caseworker with the faculty’s student legal clinic, providing legal information and representation to low-income individuals charged with criminal and traffic offences. He also worked at an Alberta law firm specializing in wills and estates and corporate-commercial law.
Matt’s prior calling was journalism. Before entering law school, he worked as a newspaper reporter and editor on the police, criminal court and corrections beats, and as an online reporter-editor with CBC News.
Matt completed his undergraduate political science degree at the University of Victoria with a minor in professional writing, while acting as editor of the UVic student newspaper.
Outside of the firm, Matt recently served on the District of Saanich Governance Review Committee, tasked with investigating and reporting on local governance issues such as regional municipal amalgamation. In his spare time, he enjoys bicycling, photography, local history and foreign travel.