Richard N. (Rick) Toews was called to the bar in 1985 and practiced in downtown Vancouver for 8 years before moving his residence from Kitsilano to Squamish with his wife in 1993 to raise their three children “out of the city”. He commuted daily to Vancouver for the next 5 years and then established a satellite office in Squamish, expecting to develop a one to two-day per week practice in Squamish. The Squamish practice grew quickly, and in 2001, after practicing primarily in downtown Vancouver for 16 years, Rick changed the focus of his practice to Squamish and made the Vancouver office his satellite office. The Squamish practice has flourished since then, with most new clients being from the Sea to Sky Corridor.
A transplant from Ontario, Kristen Courtney joined Toews & Company in 2015 after practicing in Ottawa and Toronto for 6 years. Together, Rick and Kristen make a formidable team, each bringing complementary skills to the table. Rick is a powerful negotiator, with an incredible ability to resolve a client’s legal matter fairly and efficiently. Kristen brings a sharp legal mind, a deep interest in the law and legal research, and a passion for seeing justice done. Through their own diverse experience and by drawing on one another’s skills and strengths, Rick and Kristen have become two of the most sought-after family lawyers in the Sea-to-Sky.