Who We Are
Tollefson Law is a boutique law firm based in Victoria, British Columbia that specializes in tackling complex litigation, policy reform, and governance negotiations.
We vigorously advocate for our clients’ interests always mindful of the public interest, and the creative ways law, science and governance innovation can be harnessed to serve their needs.
We serve a broad spectrum of clients including individuals, community and environmental groups, governments, and First Nations.
Some of our clients have included: BC Nature, Nature Canada, the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society, SkeenaWild Conservation Trust, Tahltan Central Government, and the Haida Gwaii Management Council.
Together with the law firm Arvay Finlay LLP, we are proud to represent fifteen young Canadians in the on-going law suit La Rose et al. v. Her Majesty The Queen, where we are challenging the Canadian government under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and public trust doctrine over its contributions to climate change.
Areas of Practice
We offer services in these areas:
- environmental law
- natural resources law
- administrative law
- constitutional law
- civil litigation
- Aboriginal and Indigenous law
- mediation and negotiations
We have extensive experience representing clients before administrative tribunals and many levels of court. In many cases, we bring into the tribunal or the courtroom cutting edge scientific research as a means of enhancing legal decision making.
We also have strong credentials in various law reform and governance settings, particularly in relation to environmental assessment, major project review, and species and biodiversity protection.
We are strongly committed to access to justice, and to providing cutting edge, hands-on learning opportunities for junior lawyers and law students.