Our Team

Our team of Vancouver Family Lawyers, Mediators and support staff are committed to providing person-centred legal services to Family Law clients in Vancouver, the North Shore and the Lower Mainland of Vancouver.

Nicole Garton, B.A., LL.B., TEP

Nicole Garton, B.A., LL.B., TEP, founder and principal of Heritage Law, is a lawyer, mediator and parenting coordinator of family law, wills and estates matters. Nicole is accredited by the Law Society of BC to act as a Family Law Mediator, Parenting Coordinator and Family Law Arbitrator. Nicole is certified by Family Mediation Canada as… Read more

Carolyn van der Linden

In her practice, Carrie advises clients on issues related to personal and estate planning, estate administration and litigation. This includes preparation of wills, powers of attorney, representation agreements and trusts, as well as applications for probate and administration. She also has an interest in helping seniors with issues unique to them. Prior to joining Heritage… Read more

Heather Cathcart, CPA, CMA

Heather Cathcart is our firm administrator.  After graduating from BCIT, Heather received her Certified Management Accountant designation in 1991 and has worked in a management capacity for a variety of industries including construction, graphic design as well as legal.  She oversees all administrative operations of the firm including HR, technology, marketing and finance. Heather is a member of… Read more

Elizabeth Markus

Since launching her legal career in 1987, Elizabeth has worked in diverse practice areas, including business and corporate, wills and estates, civil litigation and family law. On obtaining her Legal Assistant Diploma in Toronto, Ontario, she first worked for a small intellectual property law firm in London, Ontario, while completing her degree at the University… Read more

Susan Schweighardt

Susan Schweighardt is our wills, estates and real estate paralegal and assists with the firm’s general administration. She started her legal career in 1986 after she obtained her legal assistant certification from BCIT in Maple Ridge, BC. She worked for a small notary office in Maple Ridge, prior to moving to a downtown Vancouver office,… Read more

Stacie Gin

Stacie completed the paralegal diploma program at Capilano University, where she was awarded several scholarships and distinctions for her academic achievements. Stacie was also selected by the university to give the student address speech during convocation for the department of business and professional studies. Additionally, Stacie is completing her MTI – Estate and Trust Professional… Read more

Cheryl Jones

Cheryl has over 20 years experience in corporate records management, at one point solely responsible for the management of 450 corporate clients.  Her experience includes the whole spectrum of corporate management from B.C. incorporations/organizations, extra-provincial registrations, alteration to share capital, intricate share transactions, redemption of shares, name changes, changes in shareholders, changes in directors/officers, dissolutions… Read more

Melissa Bruni

Melissa Bruni graduated in January 2014 from the Legal Administrative Assistant program at Douglas College, where she attained her Legal Administrative Assistant Certificate. Melissa is enjoying her career in the legal field, and plans on continuing her education in the future to obtain a paralegal diploma. Phone 778-786-0615 ext. 115 Fax 778-786-0616 Email admin@bcheritagelaw.com