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Lyle D. Carlstrom
Lyle Dennis Carlstrom was born in Grande Prairie, Alberta. In 1982, Lyle received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Alberta, and in 1986 he graduated from McGill University with a Bachelor of Laws degree. He was admitted to the Alberta Bar in 1987.
Lyle has been a member of the Canadian Bar Association since 1983 and is a strong supporter of public legal education. He has taught with Athabasca University, Fairview College, Grande Prairie Regional College, the Alberta Real Estate Association, the Council for Lifelong Learning and the Rural Learning Network and helped create The Estate & Financial Planning Institute.
Along with public legal education Lyle has served in numerous other volunteer capacities. He has been involved with Rotary, the United Way, the United Church, Fairview Community Support Services, and the Fairview, Sexsmith, Grande Prairie and Comox Valley Chambers Of Commerce. Additionally, he was a founding member of the 1995 Canada Winter Games Host Society, the Community Foundation of Greater Grande Prairie, Grande Prairie Regional College Alumni Foundation, and The Arctic Winter Games Society. He was one of the first lawyers in Alberta to be part of Advocis, the professional body for financial planners and insurance agents.
Lyle was admitted to the Law Society of British Columbia in 2016. In March of 2017 he and Dale Roberts Notary formed a multi-disciplinary partnership called Old House Law Professionals in Courtenay. Their practice focuses on solicitor’s work in the areas of real estate and estate planning. Lyle also adds corporate-commercial and estate administration matters as well as a broad range of other legal matters. His financial investment in the Comox Valley is now complimented by his legal practice and volunteer efforts. He believes that legal professionals need to be involved in their community and is pleased all firm members share that value.
Lyle is the proud father of Emily, Joshua and Zachary.
Mike Holland (deceased)
Mike Holland lived in the Comox Valley since kindergarten when his air force family moved to town. He went from elementary to high school here (Airport, Courtenay Junior, Lake Trail and Vanier) and was fortunate enough to be working within 100 yards of where he always wanted to work. Mike Holland was a very experienced all around lawyer, appearing many times successfully in all levels of Court from Provincial Court, Supreme Court to Court of Appeal. In addition, Mike had an active solicitor’s practice in conveyancing, wills, estates, and other estate planning.
Mike was extensively involved in his community, on City Council, Regional District, crisis center, St. Joseph’s Hospital board, Rotary, Kinsmen, theatre board, hospice board, Glacier View Lodge, regional hospital board, recreation board, sewer and water board.
Mike was recognised for his achievements with the George Muir Award for Courage, Citizenship Award from the Town of Comox, Volunteer of the Year award from Glacier View Lodge, and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee medal..
“… one person who contributed an immeasurable amount to his community.
His name is Michael Holland. Michael is a Comox lawyer who…
single-handedly took on the goliath of government
and fought day in and day out …”
– Premier Gordon Campbell
Hansard, August 16, 2001
Chris Cameron (Retired)
Chris Cameron grew up in Richmond Hill, Ontario and completed Law School at Western University in London, Ontario. He moved to the Comox Valley in 1983 after articling in Kamloops, B.C. His interest in sailboat racing brought him to the Valley and he stayed. Chris has a Commercial Pilot’s license and is legal advisor to the Courtenay Airpark Association, as well as a Director of the K’omoks Economic Development Corporation. Chris enjoys playing the tenor sax in the Comox Valley Concert Band as well as playing hockey and golf where he is also a legal advisor to the Comox Golf Club.
Although a court room lawyer for the first half of his legal career, Chris now has a solicitors practice focusing on Real Estate, Corporate and Commercial Transactions, ICBC Claims, Estates, Probate, Wills and Powers of Attorney. Chris has also assisted numerous military, RCMP, and Brookfield Global Relocation Service users during their postings to and from the Comox Valley.
We look forward to assisting you with all of your legal needs.