1508 Despard Ave Victoria, BC

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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

Member of IACP

(International academy of collaborative professionals)

Association With Alasaly Law Group

We are proud to announce our association with Alasaly Law Group. Alasaly Law Group covers all aspects of family and estate law (separation agreements, cohabitation agreements, estate administration, mediation, arbitration, family and supreme court) that will effectively help you obtain the best possible service. No matter how difficult the circumstances may appear, we will be able to help you navigate through all areas of your case with care and compassion.

For more information visit Alasaly Law Group’s website.

Sarah Alasaly, J.D., BScN

Sarah graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2010. She practiced as a Registered Nurse for almost 5 years in two of the busiest hospitals in BC before going to law school in Ontario. While working as a Registered Nurse, Sarah served patients in the areas of Labour and Delivery and Acute Medicine.

Sarah continued to work as a Registered Nurse while in law school until she joined a large national law firm as a summer student and articling student.

Sarah obtained her law degree from the University of Ottawa. She was called to the Ontario Bar in 2017 and subsequently was called to the BC Bar in April 2018. Since then, a majority of her time has been spent specializing in family law and wills and estates.

Sarah is a qualified Family Law Mediator and is the present Co-chair of the Collaborative Family Separation Professionals Group and is well able to represent clients in Court.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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