Karen Hedman

Although originally from Saskatchewan, Karen largely grew up in Maple Ridge.  She went on to attend Simon Fraser University where she obtained her Bachelor of Arts in 1991.  Karen then moved to Vancouver to attend law school at the University of British Columbia and obtained her Bachelor of Laws in 1994.

Wishing to return to a semi-rural community, Karen moved to Abbotsford in 1994 and obtained articles at a local law firm.  She was called to the Bar of British Columbia in 1995.  Karen has enjoyed practicing family law in the Fraser Valley since that time.  Karen joined Rory Krentz as an associate in 1997 and later formed a partnership with him in 2005.

As a litigator, Karen has experience in all levels of court in British Columbia.  Her passion and knowledge in the area of child welfare law has led to Karen being called upon as a guest lecturer and sessional instructor at the University of the Fraser Valley and its predecessor since 1999.

Karen continues to live in Abbotsford.  The majority of Karen’s personal time is devoted to her twin son and daughter and their various activities.   Karen also enjoys travelling, hockey and collecting Disney memorabilia.

Kerin Seikhon

Kerin obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from the University of the Fraser Valley and her Juris Doctor degree from the University of British Columbia. She completed her articles with Krentz & Hedman and joined the firm as an Associate upon her call to the Bar in 2012.

Kerin has appeared in both the Provincial Court of British Columbia and Supreme Court of British Columbia levels to conduct hearings, trials, case conferences and settlement conferences in the area of family law. Kerin also has extensive experience in the settlement of family law matters outside of court, including representing clients in alternative dispute resolution and drafting Marriage, Cohabitation and Separation Agreements. In addition to practicing family law, Kerin provides clients with services in the preparation of Wills, Powers of Attorney and Representation Agreements.

Kerin is a member of the Canadian Bar Association and is enrolled in the Fraser Valley Family Law, Women Lawyers Forum, and Young Lawyers sections. She has previously volunteered with the Elizabeth Fry Society. Kerin is fluent in the Punjabi language.
Kerin was born and raised in Abbotsford and is glad to be working in her hometown. In her spare time, Kerin enjoys reading, movies, outdoor activities, and spending time with family and friends.

 

 

Pamela Bakshi

Pamela earned her Bachelor of Laws from the University of Birmingham and her Master of Laws from the University of Law in Birmingham, England. She completed her articles with Krentz & Hedman and joined the firm as an Associate upon her call to the Bar in 2018.

Prior to becoming a lawyer, Pamela worked in many areas as a paralegal both in England and Canada. During Law School she also volunteered with the Pro Bono Group for the University as a Free Legal Advice Group Coordinator.

Pamela is passionate about helping others navigate through a difficult time and for that reason has chosen to practice family law. In her short time as a lawyer, Pamela has already represented clients in  the Provincial Court of British Columbia, Supreme Court of British Columbia and the Court of Appeal. Pamela has also successfully helped clients through mediation, case conferences and cohabitation and separation agreements.

Pamela is a member of the Canadian Bar Association and is enrolled in the Fraser Valley Family Law, Women Lawyers Forum and Young Lawyers sections.  Pamela is also a member of the Abbotsford District Bar Association.  Outside of the office Pamela enjoys spending time with her family and friends, travelling and discovering new hikes.

Christine Hamilton

Chris is a member of the British Columbia Paralegal Association and has over 30 years legal experience, over 20 of which are in the area of family law. Chris has been working with Krentz & Hedman since 2008.

Chris provides litigation support, including drafting pleadings and correspondence, communicating with clients and counsel, compiling and organizing documents and meeting with clients to prepare Affidavits and Financial Statements. In addition to her Paralegal duties, Chris is also the Office Manager and Bookkeeper for the firm and is a Commissioner for taking Affidavits for British Columbia. Chris is dedicated to providing professional and knowledgeable service to our clients.

Tracy Purdy

Tracy is a Legal Assistant who joined Krentz and Hedman in 2012. 

Tracy is the proud mom of two active boys.  In her spare time she enjoys watching her children play sports, camping and spending time with her family and friends.

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