Personal Injury Lawyers

MacIsaac & Company

MacIsaac & Company is a leading personal injury law firm with a proven track record of achieving success for our clients. Contact us to find out more about our practice or to speak to a member of our experienced personal injury team. 

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ERIK Y. MAGRAKEN

MANAGING PARTNER

Erik MagrakenLL.B (UBC, 2002)

Erik currently restricts his practice to plaintiff-only personal injury claims with a particular emphasis on ICBC claims involving orthopaedic injuries, complex soft tissue injuries, traumatic brain injuries and psychological injuries.

Erik is also involved with combative sports regulatory issues and is a licenced judge in British Columbia for the sports of Muay Thai, Kickboxing and Mixed Martial Arts.

Erik’s professional associations include membership with the Canadian Bar Association, the Law Society of British Columbia and the Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia. Erik holds licences with the BC Athletic Commission and authors the award winning BC Injury Law Blog and Combat Sports Law Blog.

MITCHELL SELLY

PARTNER

B.A., (SFU) LL.B. (Victoria)

Mitchell Selly obtained his law degree in 2003 from the University of Victoria and began practicing in Victoria after completing his articles in 2004. His practice is focused on representing people who have been injured due to the negligence of others. He handles motor vehicle accidents, and occupier’s liability (a.k.a. slip-and-fall) cases. Mitchell has helped people with a vast array of injuries, including complex brain, orthopaedic, psychiatric, vestibular, and chronic pain disorders / soft tissue injuries. He has sat on the executive council of the Victoria Bar Association, including as president, and is a member of the Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia.
“I think it is important to recognize that each person’s individual characteristics can result in one person being affected very differently by an accident than another person, even though they may have suffered similar injuries. I like to get to know my clients so that I can better understand how their injuries have affected them and use that information to achieve a result that is fair in their individual circumstances.” 

MICHAEL POHORECKY

SENIOR ASSOCIATE COUNSEL

B.A. (Honours) (Sask. ’80), LL.B. (Sask. ’84)

Michael Pohorecky is a member of the British Columbia Bar. He belongs to the Canadian Bar Association, Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia, and American Trial Lawyers Association. He was on the executive of the Victoria Bar Association for three years. His practice is focused on civil litigation, primarily motor vehicle accident injury claims. Mr. Pohorecky has helped clients throughout British Columbia and Alberta.

DONNA KRAKOWEC

ASSOCIATE

B.A. (UVIC ’94), LL.B. (UVIC ’97)

Donna Krakowec was born and raised in the Cowichan Valley. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (with distinction) and a Bachelor of Laws degree, both from the University of Victoria. After graduating from law school in 1997, Donna articled with MacIsaac & Company and has remained an associate ever since. Her practice focusses on plaintiff personal injury work, assisting injured clients with ICBC and other insured injury claims.

PAUL PELZER

ASSOCIATE

B.Comm (UBC ’92) LL.B. (UBC ’05)

Paul Pelzer practices in the areas of personal injury, general civil litigation and employment law. He is a member of the British Columbia Bar, the Canadian Bar Association, and the Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia. Paul began his legal career with MacIsaac & Company in 2005 at our Nanaimo office.  In November of 2017, he transferred to the Victoria office.  Paul continues to work regularly out the Nanaimo office helping clients in central and Northern Vancouver Island. Paul is a former volunteer firefighter.  He enjoys classic cars, snowboarding and his English Bulldog – Ruckus.
“The circumstances surrounding the decision to hire a lawyer are always stressful. I will work with you to ease the stress and obtain a fair and equitable resolution as quickly as possible while still vigorously protecting your legal rights.”

KAYLA BERGSSON (Cheeke)

ASSOCIATE

B.A. (UVic 2013), Juris Doctor (Co-op) (UVic 2018)

Kayla Bergsson was born and raised in Victoria, BC. She completed an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree (with distinction) and a Juris Doctor degree at the University of Victoria. During her law degree, the law school’s journal Appeal published an article of hers and the Law Students’ Society presented her with its Scales of Justice award for the student who best demonstrated a balanced approach to their legal education. Kayla began working for MacIsaac & Company after graduating from high school in 2008 and has continued working for the firm in various positions between school semesters ever since. This gave her a wealth of experience serving clients in a personal injury law context prior to becoming an associate lawyer with MacIsaac & Company. Kayla is passionate about using the law as a tool to obtain a just result for clients who have been harmed by the wrongful actions of others. She focuses her practice on personal injury claims (resulting from motor vehicle accidents, slip and falls, child abuse or neglect, sexual assault, and intimate partner violence) and human rights claims (relating to discrimination and harassment based on personal characteristics). As the director of MacIsaac & Company’s human rights law group, she maintains the BC Human Rights Law blog http://bc-human-rights-law.com/. Kayla is also interested in animal law, employment law, and wills and estates litigation. Outside of work, Kayla enjoys spending time with her family, getting outside, and singing and song writing. Kayla is a member in good standing with the Law Society of British Columbia and the Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia.

BRIAN McALLISTER

DIRECTOR OF CLIENT SERVICES / MANAGER – CLIENT REFERRAL PROGRAM

 

Brian McAllister is the firm’s Director of Client Services. He meets with our clients throughout BC and Alberta completing complex investigations. Brian is the manager of our Client Referral Program where he interacts with highly regarded lawyers who refer clients to our firm. Brian is a former RCMP member who served on special investigation units. His background includes many years as a senior insurance investigator examining catastrophic injury claims. 

JOHN GODFREY

(RETIRED)

B.A. (UBC ’71), LL.B. (UBC ’75)

John Godfrey began the first two years of his career in law working as a prosecutor with the Ministry of the Attorney General before joining MacIsaac, Clark & Company in their Nanaimo office in 1978. Since 1986, John Godfrey has practiced out of the Victoria office of MacIsaac & Company, and serves clients throughout British Columbia. John Godfrey’s practice is focused on civil litigation with emphasis in the area of motor vehicle accident injury claims, and particularly head injury and other serious trauma and death claims.
“Experience not only counts – it makes a difference. I am proud to have represented seriously injured clients for over 30 years.” 

DAVID MACLEOD

(RETIRED)

B.A. (UBC ’72) LL.B. (UBC ’75)

David MacLeod’s practice focuses on criminal defence, civil litigation and personal injury.

Rob White

Case Manager

Rob White came to MacIsaac & Company after working for many years as an adjuster in the I.C.B.C. Claims Division investigating, assessing and negotiating personal injury cases for I.C.B.C. Rob then moved to the I.C.B.C. Rehab Dept. where he was able to work one on one with severely injured claimants. Now working with MacIsaac & Company, he brings to your case those years of experience and knowledge of the inner workings of the insurance industry and will put that experience and knowledge to work for you.

 

MacIsaac & Company offices

VICTORIA

115 – 19 Dallas Road
Victoria, BC - V8V 5A6
(Shoal Point at Fisherman’s Wharf)
+1 (250) 381-5353
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DUNCAN

200 - 190 Ingram Street
Duncan, BC - V9L 1P1
+1(250)746-4422
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COURTENAY

By appointment only
575 - 10th Street
Courtenay, BC - V9N 1P9
+1 (250) 334-3110
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