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Victoria (MacIsaac & Company)

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MacIsaac & Company
Injury & Litigation Lawyers

115 – 19 Dallas Road
Victoria, B.C.  V8V 5A6
Ph: (250) 381-5353
Fax: (250) 380-7272

During this time that is impacting us all, MacIsaac & Company’s lawyers and staff remain on the job to serve our clients, working both remotely and practising safe social distancing when in-office. To protect our staff and clients, we are limiting access to our physical office premises but are always available for telephone, email or by video for virtual meetings and appointments. Please connect with us.

Erik Y. Magrakenˆ (Managing Partner)

LL.B (UBC, 2002)
icbc personal injury lawyer Victoria

Areas of Practice

Since obtaining his law degree from UBC in 2002 Erik has focused his practice entirely on litigation. Mr. Magraken currently restricts his practice exclusively to plaintiff-only personal injury claims with a particular emphasis on ICBC claims involving orthopaedic injuries and complex soft tissue injuries. Mr. Magraken’s professional associations include membership with the Canadian Bar Association, the Law Society of British Columbia, the Trial Lawyers’ Association of British Columbia and the Canadian Internet Registration Authority.

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Mitchell Sellyˆ (Partner)

B.A., (SFU) LL.B. (Victoria)
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Areas of Practice

Mitchell Selly obtained his law degree in 2003 from the University of Victoria and began practicing in Victoria after completing his articles in 2004. His practice is focused on representing people who have been injured due to the negligence of others. He handles motor vehicle accidents and occupier’s liability (a.k.a. slip-and-fall).  Mitchell has helped people with a vast array of injuries, including complex brain, orthopaedic, psychiatric, vestibular, and chronic pain disorders / soft tissue injuries. He currently sits on the executive council of the Victoria Bar Association and is a member of the Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia and the Canadian Bar Association.

“I think it is important to recognize that each person’s individual characteristics can result in one person being affected very differently by an accident than another person, even though they may have suffered similar injuries. I like to get to know my clients so that I can better understand how their injuries have affected them and use that information to achieve a result that is fair in their individual circumstances.”

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John Godfrey, Retired

B.A. (UBC ’71), LL.B. (UBC ’75)
John Godfrey ICBC injury lawyer

Areas of Practice

We congratulate John Godfrey on his retirement from the practice of law, effective December 31, 2020.  John was a senior partner at MacIsaac & Company and was instrumental in the formation of the MacIsaac Group of Law Firms.   While enjoying his well-deserved retirement, he will be missed by the legal community and the thousands of clients he represented in his many years of personal injury practice, throughout Vancouver Island and province-wide.




Michael Pohorecky, Retired Retired

B.A. (Honours) (Sask. ’80), LL.B. (Sask. ’84)

Areas of Practice

We congratulate Michael Pohorecky on his retirement from the practice of law, effective March 31, 2022.

Paul Pelzer

B.Comm (UBC '92), JD

Areas of Practice

Paul Pelzer practices in the areas of personal injury and general civil litigation. He is a member of the British Columbia Bar and belongs to the Canadian Bar Association and the Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia.  Paul has represented clients in the Supreme Court of British Columbia and the British Columbia Court of Appeal.  He has conducted trials both before judge alone and before a jury.  A former volunteer firefighter, Paul Pelzer continues to serve the community using his law degree.  He truly enjoys the feeling he gets from helping people with their various legal problems.  He also enjoys classic cars and snowboarding.

“The circumstances surrounding the decision to hire a lawyer are always stressful. No one wants to have to hire a lawyer, but sometimes bad things happen to good people.  I will work with you to ease the stress and obtain a fair and equitable resolution as quickly as possible while still vigorously protecting your legal rights.”

Donna Krakowec

Donna Krakowec was born and raised in the Cowichan Valley.  She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (with distinction) and a Bachelor of Laws degree, both from the University of Victoria.  After graduating from law school in 1997, Donna articled with MacIsaac & Company, and has remained an associate ever since.  Her practice focusses on plaintiff personal injury work, assisting injured clients with ICBC and other insured injury claims, as well as wills and estates, estate litigation and long term disability claims.

Kayla Bergsson

Kayla Bergsson was born and raised in Victoria, BC. She completed an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree (with distinction) and a Juris Doctor degree at the University of Victoria.

Kayla is passionate about using the law as a tool to obtain a just result for clients who have been harmed by the wrongful actions of others. She focuses her practice on personal injury claims (motor vehicle accidents, slip and falls, child abuse or neglect, sexual assault, and intimate partner violence) and human rights claims (relating to discrimination and harassment based on personal characteristics). Kayla is also interested in animal law, employment law, and wills and estates litigation. As the director of MacIsaac & Company’s human rights law group, she maintains the BC Human Rights Law blog, which can be found here:

Kayla is also the MacIsaac & Company contact person for the University of Victoria parking permit class action lawsuit.  Please see here for more information:

She is a member in good standing with the Law Society of British Columbia and the Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia.

Brian McAllister, Director of Client Services

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Brian McAllister is our Director of Client Services.  He is the manager of our Personal Injury Referral Program and Client Appreciation Programs throughout British Columbia.  Brian investigates and reviews evidence-based information required to properly document and assess a client’s injury claim.  Brian often meets directly with clients at our offices located throughout British Columbia.

Prior to joining MacIsaac & Company Brian was a consultant to the insurance industry for twenty-five years investigating high complexity personal injury and motor vehicle accident claims.  Brian is a former RCMP member who served for several years on special investigation units.  Now working for MacIsaac & Company on behalf of accident victims, Brian brings his extensive experience and expertise to your case.

Rob White, Paralegal

Rob White came to MacIsaac & Company after working for many years as an adjuster in the I.C.B.C. Claims Division investigating, assessing and negotiating personal injury cases for I.C.B.C.  Rob then moved to the I.C.B.C. Rehab Dept. where he was able to work one on one with severely injured claimants.  Now working with MacIsaac & Company, he brings to your case those years of experience and knowledge of the inner workings of the insurance industry and will put that experience and knowledge to work for you.