Meet the Lawyers and Team

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William T. Clarke

B.A. LL.B.

Lawyer

With a name like William Thomas Clarke III, it would seem that he was destined to be a lawyer, or at least aristocracy – we would guess he will settle for being a lawyer. William (“Bill”) Clarke attended the University of Alberta for his formal legal education, taking special interest in Family Law. During this time he was employed at one of the Okanagan’s largest law firms as a summer student, and then the Kelowna Courthouse Registry as a clerk in both the Supreme and Provincial Courts. He articled with the firm that shortly thereafter was renamed “Johnson & Clarke”. Since 2006, he has worked with the law firm of Hattori, Shaw & Clarke, which has now become The Courtyard Law Offices.

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Tracey Brice-Nicolson

B.A. (Hons.), LL.B.

Lawyer

Tracey Brice-Nicolson was born and raised in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.  She obtained both her undergraduate (Honours) and law degree from the University of Saskatchewan and moved to British Columbia in 2000.  After articling with a law firm in the Lower Mainland, Tracey moved to Kelowna in 2001 to work with one of Kelowna’s larger law firms.  In 2008, Tracey joined the Courtyard Law Offices.  Tracey’s primary area of practice is family law. In addition to seeing private clients, Tracey currently does contract work for the Ministry of the Attorney General, and has done similar work in the past for other government agencies. Please email to  jennifer@courtyardlaw.com

Renee Ritchey

Renee Ritchey

Office Co-ordinator

Your pleasurable experience begins as soon as you walk through the door and meet our Receptionist and Office Co-ordinator, Renee.  Always friendly and delightful, she has more than earned her reputation as the perfect “frontline” worker! Being “chief cook and bottle-washer”, Renee is in charge of procedure, case-file management, client-reception, and yes, answering the telephones. As a reflection of the attitude that we have cultivated in our law firm, we know that you will enjoy any contact you have with Renee.

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Debbie Ross

Legal Assistant

Working alongside Mr. Clarke as his legal assistant, Debbie has spent almost 40 years in the legal field. She will be able to answer your most complex procedural questions as well as the status of your file. If you have any questions for Debbie, she can be reached by email.

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Jennifer

Legal Assistant

Jen started working as a legal assistant in 2000. After 10 years, she took time off to devote to her family. She has recently decided to come back to the world of law. In her free time, she enjoys running, skiing and travelling to sunny, hot countries with her family.