James C Lozinsky

Professional

James graduated from the U of C with a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree in 2000 and articled at a small Calgary firm until June 2001. From June 2001, James has practiced as a lawyer in the Foothills area with offices in Okotoks and Black Diamond-Turner Valley. James has always been interested in a general law practice helping people and the community with everyday issues. His practice currently involves wills, estates, family law, corporate, residential and commercial real estate, child representation, mediation, arbitration, parenting coordination and some types of litigation. James is continuously updating his training and skills and has expanded his dispute resolution arsenal by studying and practicing mediation, arbitration, parenting coordination, collaborative law and most recently learning the peacemakers approach to family law.

Personal

James enjoys the atmosphere and spirit of a small, close-knit community which he finds is very vibrant in the Foothills, Black Diamond-Turner Valley and Okotoks. This likely comes from his upbringing, as he grew up in small towns in Saskatchewan. James has a wide range of hobbies and interests including the arts in its many forms (music, theatre, photography, movies, painting and dance), sports both as a spectator and participant (martial arts, football, hockey) and being active in the outdoors by camping, hiking, snowshoeing and backpacking.

Associations / Community

James has been a member of the Law Society of Alberta, Calgary Bar Association, Alberta Arbitration and Mediation Society, Alternative Dispute Resolution Institute of Alberta, Alberta Family Mediation Society, Association of Collaborative Professionals (Calgary), Canadian Bar Association. James has also volunteered and participated in community associations: Olde Towne Okotoks Business Association, Creative Okotoks, Okotoks Film Society, Diamond Valley Chamber of Commerce, Okotoks Chamber of Commerce, Lions International, St Vincent De Paul Society, the Food Bank, Calgary Facial Hair Club and Beneath the Arch Concert Series Society.

Accreditations

LLB degree and active lawyer of the Law society of Alberta - 2001
Certified to Represent Children in legal disputes - 2005
Family Mediator - 2006
Collaborative Lawyer – 2007
Legal Representation of Children – 2010
Qualified Mediator - 2011
Certified Arbitrator - 2015
Parenting Coordinator - 2015

Lani Johnson

Professional

Lani is the real estate assistant. She has been with the firm since March 2007. Lani enjoys the relationships she develops with each of her clients. She likes to meet with the clients, realtors, mortgage brokers and lenders, working closely with everyone to make sure the transactions run smoothly and efficiently.

Personal

Lani is a born and raised, 6th generation Okotokian. Her family has been in the Okotoks area for over 100 years. Lani enjoys both playing sports and being a spectator, especially baseball, volleyball, hockey and golf. Summertime camping and the outdoors are also some of Lani’s favourite activities. Family time spent with her husband, daughter, son and relatives is very important to Lani.

Associations / Community

Lani has been a coach and a volunteer with Okotoks Minor Baseball as her daughter grew up playing baseball. She also is an asset to her adult sports leagues, helping to organize the events and with the administration.

Accreditations

Lani is also experienced in Corporate Law and has her CORES Level 2. She has taken courses in real estate law and land titles.

Marlene Boylan

Professional

Marlene joined James’ law practice in February 2017. She has 27 years of legal assistant experience in a number of areas, such as corporate, real estate, wills and estates. Marlene is the friendly face and smile you see when you walk in the door and she enjoys meeting and working with the clients to complete the paperwork for their corporate and wills and estate matters.

Personal

Marlene grew up in Edmonton and moved to Okotoks in 2000 with her husband and daughters. Marlene enjoys biking, gardening, canning foods and spending time with her family.

Associations / Community

Marlene has been a volunteer for many functions with St. James`s Church along with volunteering at many fundraising events in and around Okotoks for organizations such as the Swim Club and KidSport.

Accreditations

Marlene graduated with Honours from Career College Legal Assistant Program in Edmonton. Prior to her legal assistant training, She attended the University of Alberta Education Program for 2 years and decided that teaching was not for her. She has her CORES Level 2.

Tori Farewell

Professional

Tori graduated with Honours from the Reeves College legal assistant program and has been with the firm since January 2015. She is very helpful and enjoys working with the clients in the areas of family, wills and estates and real estate law practices.

Personal

Tori is a Foothills resident through and through, born and raised in Turner Valley/Black Diamond. She currently lives in Turner Valley with her fiancé, 3 children, dog and snake. Tori loves the outdoors, camping, fishing, hiking, Halloween and anything by Tim Burton. Tori is a dedicated hockey mom with her son and loves to support his love for playing hockey for his recreational hockey team, the Okotoks Raiders.

Associations / Community

Tori has volunteered for many functions throughout her community being born and raised in the Foothills, including the local food bank and adopt a family.

Accreditations

Paralegal Diploma from Reeves College, Class of 2015 with honors.