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Meet Robert J. Klassen

I built my practice to be accessible, affordable and amicable. After all, legal proceedings are complicated enough without the added stresses of dealing with multiple lawyers, paralegals and assistants. So, when you enlist my counsel, you'll benefit from continual one-on-one support in your matter. Contact me to get started.

Robert J. Klassen | Family Lawyer

I have been a Family Lawyer in Victoria, BC for the past 33 years and practise primarily Collaborative Family Law. This focus allows me to provide individuals and families unique legal solutions, resolving matters without being combative, while still achieving realistic and respectable outcomes. Together, we can restructure the family with emotional and financial confidence.

  • Called to the Bar of Ontario in 1970
  • Called to the Bar of British Columbia in 1979
  • Practised family law exclusively throughout this period
  • Member of the Family Law Sections in Vancouver and Victoria
  • Member of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section Victoria
  • Family law mediator since 1985
  • Former Adjunct Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Victoria for 3 years
  • Ad hoc Professor at the University of Victoria Law School teaching the Collaborative Family Law Course 343
  • Founder and past Chair of the Victoria Collaborative Family Law Group
  • Completed Conduct of Arbitration Proceedings Course


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Member of IACP

(International academy of collaborative professionals)

Member of IACP (International academy of collaborative professionals

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Success Stories

Caring Approach

“Thank you very much for all your work on my behalf. I appreciate your caring approach and attention to detail.”

– JR

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Now I Can Start Living!

“Thank you very much for your help. Your patience and guidance helped me through a very stressful chapter of my life and now I can start living!”

– DL

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Grateful for the Collaborative Process

“Thank you for helping me through this dark and unstable time and I am so grateful for the Collaborative process which has helped immensely for the sake of the kids.”

– JJ

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Compassionate Legal Service

“Thank you for your timely, professional and compassionate legal service. I will contact you in the near future to have my will changed.”

– LB

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Thank You for All Your Dedication

"Thank you for all your dedication and hard work. Perhaps one of your more arduous cases no doubt!”

– AW

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A Fine Friend and Confidant

“Thank you so very much for all your hard work, your sound advice and for drawing up the separation agreement that will protect my rights and best interests. You are not only just my lawyer, but a fine friend and confidant.”

– MH

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Finally Feel I Can Breathe Again

“Thank you for all your help. A big weight has been lifted off my shoulders and I finally feel I can breathe again and have regained control in my life.”

– CA

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Legal Guidance

Contact me for a consultation in Victoria

Collaborative Process

An organized, supportive and non-adversarial approach to resolving differences

Plan Ahead

Establishing a will protects your family from significant legal difficulties

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