Robert Doell’s case is the authority on fresh evidence in the Supreme Court of Canada (Harper v. Harper, 13 R.F.L. (2d) 5)

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Robert C. Doell

Barrister and Solicitor

Year called: 1969
Degrees(s): Graduated from Oak Bay High School; UBC BA – 1965; UBC LLB – 1968; UBC Alumni

Bob is a founding partner of Stevenson Doell and has been with the firm since 1970. He has practiced in Victoria since 1970.

Preferred Areas of Practice:

  • Plaintiff's claims in personal injury
  • Divorce and property claims


Trial Experience: Bob has more than 40 years of trial experience in Provincial, Supreme and Appeal levels. As well, one of Bob’s cases is the authority on further evidence in the Supreme Court of Canada.

Bob is also an author and lecturer of papers with Continuing Legal Education on pension division in British Columbia and was leading counsel on the pension division case Rutherford v. Rutherford.

Boards or Memberships:

  • Member of the Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia and the British Columbia Law Society
  • President of the Victoria Gulf Club: 1996, 1997 and 2006
  • Former director and legal counsel for the Boy Scouts of Victoria
  • Former director of the Victoria Bar Association

Brent J. Kitzke

Barrister and Solicitor

Year called: 1979
Degree(s): B.A. Economics, University of Victoria; LL.B., University of Victoria

Brent has been practicing with the firm since 1979 and is one of the partners of Stevenson Doell Law Corporation.

Preferred Areas of Practice:

  • Plaintiff's claims in personal injury
  • Divorce and property claims
  • Estate litigation


Trial Experience: Brent has more than 30 years of trial experience at Provincial, Supreme and Appeal levels.

Mary Susann McManus

Barrister and Solicitor

Year called: 1977 Manitoba; 1998 British Columbia
Degree(s): Dalhousie University B.A.; Dalhousie University LLB

Mary has been with the firm since 1998, after she moved from Winnipeg where she practiced from 1977 until 1997.

Preferred Areas of Practice:

  • Family law
  • Collaborative family law
  • Wills and estates
  • Real estate and property conveyances
  • Plaintiff’s claims in personal injury


Mary has worked in the area of family law in Manitoba and British Columbia for the past 37 years and has a deep understanding of the emotional upheaval involved and the tough decisions that have to be made when a marriage is ending. She is committed to using her many years of experience to provide guidance and support to her clients and to find a result that will allow them to move forward in a positive manner.

Trial Experience: Mary has 20 years of trial experience before the Court of Appeal and Queen’s Bench in Manitoba and more than 15 years of trial experience in British Columbia at Provincial, Supreme and Appeal levels.

Charitable Work: Rotary Club of Victoria and Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada

Boards or Memberships:

  • Past president of the Capital Region Chapter of the MS Society
  • Past Board Member of the MS Society of British Columbia
  • Rotary Club of Victoria
  • Victoria Family Collaborative Law Group

Mark J. Walton

Barrister and Solicitor


Year called: 2012 British Columbia; 2008 Nova Scotia
Degree(s): UNB LLB, Dalhousie University LL.M, Keele University, LLB (First Class Honours)


Law is my second career (not a second choice, but a second career). I grew up with solid values and a desire to make a contribution to the world around me. I did that in my time with the Royal Air Force before becoming a lawyer. I am a lawyer because of what working as a lawyer allows me to do – to speak up for others.


You will need a lawyer with an intelligent, reasonable, and consistent voice. It is your call as to how your money will be spent. I work hard for my clients, and I do ask for that same level of commitment from each client.


I have two sons, Arthur and Samuel. I play soccer, and I support Arsenal F.C.


Preferred Areas of Practice:

  • Civil litigation
  • Criminal litigation
  • Family law


Trial Experience: Mark has solid trial experience, having appeared in Provincial and Supreme Court. Mark has also represented clients in a mediation setting.

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