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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JOHN GODFREY

SENIOR ASSOCIATE COUNSEL

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.” 

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.

ERIK Y. MAGRAKEN

MANAGING PARTNER

LL.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.

DAVID MACLEOD

ASSOCIATE COUNSEL

B.A. (UBC ’72) LL.B. (UBC ’75)

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

DONNA KRAKOWEC

ASSOCIATE COUNSEL

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.

JOHN R. JORDAN

SENIOR ASSOCIATE COUNSEL

B.Sc. (Physics) (UBC ’77), LL.B. (UBC ’81)

John Jordan carries on a civil litigation practice focusing on personal injury law, estate litigation, condominium law and litigation, and general civil litigation. He is a member of the B.C. Trial Lawyers Association and the American Trial Lawyers Association. Mr. Jordan participates in and financially supports many local charities. He is the executive director of the Salvation Army Pro Bono Legal Clinic, having instituted its creation, and supervises its operation; and is a Director of the Central Vancouver Island Crisis Society. Mr. Jordan is an avid windsurfer, golfer, skier/snowboarder and hockey player. He lives in Nanaimo with his wife and four daughters.
“I am proud to have been born in Nanaimo and to have represented seriously injured accident victims for over 20 years, applying negotiation and trial skills to achieve settlement and trial results in very difficult cases.”

PAUL PELZER

ASSOCIATE COUNSEL

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.”

MITCHELL SELLY

ASSOCIATE COUNSEL

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.” 

EDITH LAU (CHENG)

ASSOCIATE COUNSEL

B.Com. (UVic) LL.B. (UVic)

Edith Lau (Cheng) was born in Regina and raised in Victoria. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce (with distinction) and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Victoria. In addition to English, she speaks fluent Cantonese Chinese and is conversant in Mandarin Chinese. She has worked and studied in Hong Kong and Taiwan.

After articling with MacIsaac & Company, Edith was admitted to the Bar of British Columbia in 2009 and has remained an associate at the firm. She practices in personal injury law for plaintiffs and represents clients who have been injured in car accidents or injured in occupier’s liability claims such as slip and falls.

Edith is a member of the Law Society of British Columbia, the Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia and the Victoria Bar Association.

BRIAN McALLISTER

DIRECTOR OF CLIENT SERVICES

 

Brian is the manager of our Personal Injury Referral Program throughout British Columbia.  He interacts directly with highly regarded lawyers who refer personal injury clients. 

Brian is the firm’s Director of Client Services. He meets with our clients in communities throughout BC and Alberta. Brian completes investigations that are critical to evaluating serious ICBC accidents and other personal injury claims. Brian is a former RCMP member who served on special investigation units. His background includes being a licensed independent insurance adjuster and insurance investigator who provided investigative services to the insurance industry, ICBC, and law firms. At MacIsaac & Company this considerable experience is used to enhance our client’s personal injury claims.

In his spare time Brian is an avid photographer.

Rob Guenter

Case Manager

Rob Guenter 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. 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.

 

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

400 – 777 Broughton Street
Victoria, BC - V8W 1E3
+1 (250) 381-5353
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NANAIMO

#102 – 5070 Uplands Drive
Nanaimo, BC - V9T 6N1
+1 (250) 754-1295
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DUNCAN

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

2nd Floor, 575 - 10th Street
Courtenay, BC - V9N 1P9
+1 (250) 334-3110
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