Brent J. Kitzke

Work History and Education

Brent articled at Stevenson Doell along with his good friend and fellow law school student, Deborah Acheson, QC, and was called to the Bar of British Columbia in 1979 after earning his bachelor of arts degree (in economics) and law degree from the University of Victoria. Brent became a partner at Stevenson Doell in 1984.

Main Practice Areas

Brent has more than 40 years of experience at all levels of court including Provincial Court, Supreme Court and Court of Appeal. Brent’s experience ranges from personal injury and family law to wills and estates and real estate matters. Brent primarily practices:

One of Brent’s most recognized cases is Mailhot v. Mailhot, [1988] B.C.J. No. 2087 which was a case before the British Columbia Court of Appeal. Brent, acting on behalf of Mrs. Mailhot, was successful in obtaining for her both an equal division of her ex-husband’s pre-marriage acquired pension and an equal division of all of their assets. This case has been cited more than 90 times and has been followed by courts in at least 17 different cases as it established the date at which assets are to be valued and clarified the court’s authority to divide pensions following the leading case of Rutherford v. Rutherford, (1981) 30 B.C.L.R. 145 (C.A).

Personal Life

Brent is a keen musician and is involved in a local band. He plays both guitar and piano. Brent is also an avid motorcyclist and has ridden his motorcycle all over Canada and the United States.