Partner / Kamloops
Leah loves strategy.
Excelling at helping people plan for their futures, Leah ensures that the wishes of incapable or deceased loved ones are carried out. Her keen insight and reputation for excellence in estate planning and estate administration results from her broad business and property law background, and from having 15+ years of experience in wills and estates law. She handles the most complex succession planning situations and estates with ease.
Leah and her Wills & Estates Team create customized estate plans for clients, tailored to meet each client’s needs. They represent executors and handle estates of deceased persons, taking care of all the legal aspects, effectively and with compassion.
Hearing the draw of the B.C. Interior, Leah left Vancouver and returned to her roots to article with Fulton after law school. Away from the office, Leah’s time is filled with various family pursuits; she, along with her husband, two young children and Labradoodle, Loki, love to retreat to their rustic “off the grid” cabin, go biking and are learning (again) to ski.
What Leah’s clients are saying
“Leah had been recommended to us and she more than met our expectations. Both Leah and her admin support staff were a pleasure to deal with. Leah was most helpful and knowledgeable in describing the range of options available deciding details of our Wills, Powers of Attorney and Representation Agreements, and the required documentation was completed promptly and efficiently. We would not hesitate to recommend your firm.” – T.K.
“Wills are never an easy topic to discuss, however, they are truly important because they give you, your family and your benefactors peace of mind. Leah provided me with peace of mind as well as compassion and a caring attitude throughout the entire process. Leah and her staff’s professionalism shone through, as all of the updates and changes I wanted in my Will were completed accurately and promptly. Leah’s legal knowledge, experience and calm demeanor will be welcoming to anyone needing a Will or wishing to update their present Will. When one thinks of the value of your assets and how you want them to be distributed, the cost of getting legal advice for your Will, is very affordable. Leah has helped me out tremendously and has provided me with the comfort I needed in having my Will prepared in such a precise manner, that I know my wishes will be adhered to.” – T. P.
“We went to see Leah & Gia when medical circumstances changed for our dad and he was no longer capable of looking after any legal issues. The staff at Fulton were amazing. Mom is very hard of hearing and Leah & Gia took the time to make sure she understood what they were saying. They gave Mom excellent advice and she said it felt like a huge weight had been lifted from her. The entire staff were truly amazing – very professional, knowledgeable, caring and genuinely interested in what was happening with our mom and family. After mom updated her documents, I also decided it was time for me to see Leah & Gia to update my documents as well. I have already referred several people to Fulton and will continue to do so. ” – D.C.
“Leah is prompt on all responses whether by email or by phone, and courteous and respectful. It has been a pleasure getting to know Leah and having her look after my legal requirements – I will continue to use this firm and Leah for all my legal matters in the future. Thanks Fulton for all the great service and advice over the years.” – D.R.
- Practice Areas
- Member, Law Society of British Columbia (2007)
- Bachelor of Laws, University of British Columbia (2006)
- Bachelor of Arts, Simon Fraser University (2002)
Publications & Presentations
- Presenter, various Wills & Estates Seminars for advisors in the financial and accounting industries, charities and non-profit organizations, retirement centers, employee groups, unions, general public, Canadian Bar Association, STEP
- Author, various newspaper articles
- Editor-in-Chief, Estate News e-news letter (sign up HERE)
Professional & Community Involvement
- Member, Law Society of British Columbia
- Member, Canadian Bar Association
- Member, Kamloops Bar Association
- Member, Canadian Association of Gift Planners (CAGP)
- Member, Thompson Rivers University Planned Giving Committee
- Trustee, Kamloops Art Gallery Board of Trustees
- Former Directory/Secretary, Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada – Kamloops and Area Chapter