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You Don’t Have to go Downtown to get a Good Lawyer

Clark Woods LLP serves customers in the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley in a unique way

Clark Woods LLP, specializes in estate litigation, family law and personal injury matters. We have opened a new 6,000-square-foot office in the Tri-Cities, making it easy for people to engage high-quality legal representation without having to travel to downtown Vancouver. Our new location is Second Floor – 946 Brunette Ave. in Coquitlam.

The team at Clark Woods LLP understands that hiring a lawyer to settle a dispute can be stressful at the best of times; even more so during this challenging pandemic time, and it strives to support clients by making the process as easy and stress-free as possible.

In keeping with the firm’s commitment to providing legal services in a modern, approachable way, partner Guyle Clark played a key role in the development and design of the new office space resulting in a comfortable west coast vibe that immediately puts you at ease. “Our new space reflects our company’s values – it’s not what you usually picture when you think of a law office,” says Guyle. “Offering legal counsel in a non-intimidating, welcoming way is what we have done since the first day the firm started. It’s a foundation of everything we do. Ensuring clients’ needs are met in a convenient manner is our top priority.”

Our experienced lawyers are known for making law easy to understand, personalized, and worthwhile for clients in search of optimal results. The firm’s primary areas of expertise are estate litigation (focusing on wills variation claims), family law, personal injury law, and general litigation (including wrongful dismissals, breaches of contract and real estate disputes).

“We see estate litigation as a growing area of concern as our population ages,” Guyle notes. “Sky-rocketing real estate values are contributing significantly to the increased size of estates – something that may not have been considered when a will was first drawn up. This can easily lead to disputes between heirs or those not included in the will who feel they should’ve been. Most people don’t realize that estate litigation can be handled on a contingency basis – something that makes this a very affordable process to initiate.”

Clark Woods LLP was founded by Guyle Clark and Josh Woods. The two lawyers met on the first day of law school at the University of British Columbia but went on separate paths gaining experience in distinct areas of law before joining forces to open Clark Woods LLP in 2016. The company started small, from Guyle’s spare bedroom as their first office was being completed and has grown into a practice of eight lawyers and 17 employees in a short period of time – making Clark Woods LLP one of the fastest growing law firms in the Tri-Cities.

We take pride in offering a wide range of skills and subject matter experts to find solutions to clients’ unique situations. Joining litigation specialists Guyle Clark and Josh Woods on the legal team are:

  • Jeff Thorsteinsson who brings more than 35 years of family law experience
  • Martina Milau who has practiced family law for nearly 20 years
  • Stephen Glanzberg who has spent the last decade focused principally on family law
  • Karan Thind who focuses primarily on personal injury matters (fluent in Punjabi and Hindi)
  • Kaikai Zhuang who also focuses mainly on personal injury matters (fluent in Mandarin)
  • Anisha Karia who divides her time between family law, estate litigation and employment matters (fluent in French and spoken Gujarati)

Behind the scenes, our support team brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to ensure our clients receive top notch service from start to finish.

While Clark Woods LLP is headquartered in Coquitlam, people with legal needs anywhere in Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley can contact us for a consultation. Convenience is the our top priority, so virtual and phone consults (604-330-1777) are always available. In person meetings (respecting social distance measures) can also be arranged.