Employment and Labour Law,
Human Rights, Professional Regulation
Kirtlye joined Mardiros Law
as David’s legal assistant in
February 2018. She is
committed to excellent client
service based on good communication, sound judgment, and experience that is implemented to achieve the best possible results.
A member of the BC Paralegal Association since January 2012, Kirtlye has over ten years of experience in civil litigation, including complex and high conflict matters. She understands the importance of settling issues through negotiation, mediation, and court orders if necessary.
With many years in the trenches of litigation, Kirtlye supports our clients in stressful situations. She focusses on listening and encourages clients to express their positions to identify issues and take meaningful action.
Kirtlye continually advances her professional development with Paralegal Program and CLE courses. She is resourceful and has a keen interest in the law. Kirtlye holds a B.A. from the University of California, graduating at the top of her class. She brings a solid understanding of Court Rules, statutes, and case law to client matters.
Kirtlye appreciates all the seasons in the beautiful Okanagan. Outside of work, she enjoys tennis and hiking.
The focus of David’s practice is on employment law, labour law, human rights issues related to employment, and the representation of clients in professional disciplinary matters. His varied legal background and wide professional experience enables him to bring a broad perspective and knowledge base to his practice for the benefit of his clients.
David was called to the Bar of British Columbia in 1985 and to the Bar of Western Australia in 1989. He has appeared as counsel before various courts and tribunals throughout British Columbia and Western Australia. David also holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Social Anthropology and has worked as a professional consulting anthropologist in both Canada and Australia on First Nations’ land claims, land use, and resource access conflicts. He has acted as a consultant for First Nations and the governments of Canada and Ontario. He has taught at Edith Cowan University in Perth, Western Australia and the University of British Columbia Okanagan in Kelowna.
David is a member of the Board of Directors of the Restorative Justice Society North Okanagan and a former member of the Board of Directors of the Social Planning Council of the North Okanagan.
Outside of the office, David is an avid mountain biker, snowboarder and traveller.