A Little About Each Kamloops Lawyer At Paul & Company

David A. Paul, Q.C., LL.B., B.G.S., L.L.M. designate Family Law Mediator, Family Law Arbitrator

David A. Paul, lawyer in Kamloops

Areas of Practice

David practices in the areas of family law, personal injury, criminal law and mediation (family and civil), and family law arbitration.


David was born and raised in Kamloops, British Columbia. He graduated from Kamloops Senior Secondary in 1980 the University of Victoria Law School in 1986. He was called to the British Columbia Bar in 1987. Since then, he has been in private practice in Kamloops.

Since his call to Bar, he has appeared at every level of court in British Columbia. Additionally, over the past 22 years, David has also had extensive experience with mediation. During this period, he has successfully conducted in excess of 300 family law and 50 personal injury mediations.

Professional Qualifications

  • BC Family Law Dispute Resolution Professional
  • Family Law Mediator (accredited by the BC Law Society)
  • Family Law Arbitrator (accredited under the Family Law Act, January 2014)
  • BC Supreme Court Mediator Roster (Civil), December 1999-present
  • BC Supreme Court Mediator Roster (Family), 2003-present
  • Appointed Queen’s Council in 2003

Awards and Recognitions

  • September 1988: Certificate of Appreciation from the Canadian Association of Japanese Canadians in appreciation for the assistance given to the Association (Kamloops Chapter)
  • June 2001: Certificate of Appreciation recognizing 6 years of service on Provincial Council as an elected representative
  • February 23, 2002: Awarded by the Kamloops and Area Chapter of the National Association of Japanese Canadians for participation in their 60th Anniversary of Forced Relocation Workshop
  • 2003: CBABC President’s Medal
  • 2003: CBA (National) Certificate of appreciation acknowledging loyalty, dedication and leadership to the Association as a member of the Board of Directors.
  • 2003: Appointed Queen’s Council
  • 2012: Awarded a plaque in recognition of exceptional contributions as a Member of the Legal Profession Assistance Conference Board
  • 2013: Kamloops Daily News People’s Choice Award for the Best Kamloops Lawyer. That same year, his partner, Lorianna Bennett, was voted the number two People’s Choice Award for the Best Kamloops Lawyer. This was the first time in the history of the newspaper’s recognition program that the award for “the best” and “second best” was awarded to two individuals from the same business.
  • 2014: BC Courthouse Library Society award in recognition to his contributions and dedication to the Society’s Lunch and Learn Sessions
  • 2004-present: Over 20 medals from local, provincial, and national wine competitions including two national gold medals. In 2010, he was awarded Kamloops Amateur Winemaker of the Year by the Kamloops Winemaker Association.

Publications and Presentations

Throughout his career, David has instructed numerous Continuing Legal Education classes around the country on small firm management, technology, and other niche topics. Since 2003, he has also been a regular presenter at the Pacific Legal Technology Conference held annually in Vancouver. In 2013, he was a keynote speaker at the conference. Between 2010 and 2015, David has been a bi-monthly columnist for the Canadian Lawyer Magazine in his column “David Paul’s Field Notes.” Additionally, he has been a regular contributor to the Courthouse Libraries Lunch and Learn sessions for judges, lawyers and law students. He has also written articles for a blog published by Courthouse Libraries BC Blog titled, The Stream.

Professional Activities and Volunteer Work

Between 1993 and 1994, David served as President of the Kamloops Bar Association. Since then, he has served as chair on a number of committees of Canadian Bar Association. Between 2002 and 2003, he served as President of the BC Branch of the Canadian Bar Association. Subsequently, he served as Chair of the two National Conferences of the Canadian Bar Association, including the Legal Profession Assistance Conference and the General Practitioners Solo and Small Firm Conference.

Currently, David sits as a Board Member of the BC Lawyers Assistance Program, the Pacific Technology Legal Conference, and the Thompson Rivers University Foundation Board, where he is currently serving his second term as Chair.

Since 2009, David has instructed at Thompson Rivers University. Between 2009 and 2015, he instructed a course titled Introduction to Criminal Justice Services in Canada. Since September of 2015, he has been instructing Fundamental Legal Skills to first year law students attending TRU.

Lorianna Bennett, B.Sc., LL.B.

Lorianna Bennett, B.Sc., LL.B., Mediator

Areas of Practice

Lorianna practices in the areas of family law and personal injury.


Lorianna is a co-owner of the Kamloops law firm, Paul & Company. Lorianna was called to the British Columbia bar in 1998 and has been practicing primarily in the areas of family law and personal injury as a lawyer in Kamloops ever since. Lorianna is very active in her profession. She has served on all levels of the Kamloops Bar Association, spent six years as an elected member of the Provincial Council of the Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch (CBABC), chaired the CBABC Member Services Committee, and served on the CBABC Work/Life Balance Committee. In September 2013, Lorianna was re-elected to the CBABC as the Kamloops-Yale County Representative.

Outside of her law practice, Lorianna spent a number of years chairing appeals for the BC Employment and Assistance Appeals Tribunal and is one of the original members and current panel chairs of the BC Health Professions Review Board.

Outside of her profession, Lorianna is an active mother of three children, and an engaged community volunteer. In her spare time, she has taught commercial law at Thompson Rivers University and fundraises for the Royal Inland Hospital and Thompson Rivers University foundations. Lorianna is also a trained anaphylaxis educator and is a contributing editor to Anaphylaxis Canada’s newly released publication, Living Confidently with Food Allergies.

Professional Qualifications

Called to the British Columbia Bar in 1998

Awards and Recognitions

Lorianna is a past recipient of the CBABC Community Service Award. In 2010, she was the recipient of the Thompson Rivers University Distinguished Alumni Award for Community Service. In November, 2013, Lorianna was presented with the Kamloops Readers Choice award for “One of the Best Lawyers”.

Publications and Presentations

Lorianna is an advocate of anaphylaxis education. She has recently been recognized for her efforts in editing a newly published educational handbook for Anaphylaxis Canada.

Professional Activities and Volunteer Work

Lorianna was the champion (together with her dance partner, Dave Chyzowski, Director of Sales and Marketing for the Kamloops Blazers) of the 2015 Dancing Like The Stars event, that was hosted on September 12, 2015 by the Royal Inland Hospital Foundation. This notable event raised in excess of $110,000 for Women’s Breast Health Initiatives at Royal Inland Hospital.

Check out “Dancing Like the Stars Kamloops 2015 Full Show” by Mastermind Studios on Vimeo.

David C. Dundee, B.A. (Hons), LL.B, Mediator

David C. Dundee, B.A. (Hons), LL.B, Mediator

Areas of Practice

David C. Dundee practices in the areas of family law, and personal injury.


David was born in Regina, SK, and raised in Saskatchewan, England, Ontario and British Columbia. He does, however, have roots in the Kamloops community. His maternal great-grandparents lived here at the turn of the last century, and his maternal grandmother and one uncle both lived and died here. He moved here in the summer of 1994.

David C. Dundee was called to the British Columbia Bar in 1982 and has been with Paul & Company since 2001.

David received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Honours English in 1978 and a Bachelor of Laws degree in 1981, both from the University of British Columbia. He was called to the bar in 1982. David has practiced family law for most of his career, and has focused primarily on family law since he came to Kamloops. He became a family law mediator in 1988.

Professional Qualifications

  • Called to the British Columbia Bar in 1982
  • Family Law Mediator since 1988

Awards and Recognitions

For his work on the Family Law Act review, Mr. Dundee was awarded the CBABC President’s Citation. In 2012, he was awarded the CBABC President’s Medal. In 2008, he was awarded the Legal Services Society of BC’s Certificate of Recognition. Mr. Dundee was recently honoured with the Trial Lawyers Association Bar Award in 2014.

David C. Dundee has also been recognized by Legal Services Society of BC.

Professional Involvement and Volunteer Work

Mr. Dundee has been extensively involved in family law initiatives with the Canadian Bar Association, both nationally and provincially. For the BC Branch, he has served as either Chair or Co-Chair of the CBABC Kamloops Family Law Section since 2001. He is a long-time member and chair of the CBABC family law working group, involved in consultations on the Family Law Act, Supreme Court Family Rules, Provincial Court Family Rules, and the Green Paper on Justice Reform. The working group also co-authored the best practice guidelines for family lawyers with a task force from the Law Society of BC.

Mr. Dundee has been involved in many other Branch initiatives and committees, including the BarTalk Editorial Board Committee, the Legal Aid Committee, the work of the Public Commission on Legal Aid, the Planning and Priorities Committee, the Membership Committee, the Court Rules Monitoring Initiative and the Kamloops Law Day Committee.

Nationally, Mr. Dundee has served on the CBA National Family Section since 2008, and is currently Treasurer. He will be Chair in September, 2016. He is involved in various committees within this section, including those dealing with best interests of the child and aboriginal family issues. In the latter capacity, he participated in submissions regarding the new Family Homes on Reserves and Matrimonial Interests or Rights Act. He also serves on the CBA Children’s Law Committee, a cross disciplinary committee consisting of various section members (including family law, criminal justice, constitutional and aboriginal law, etc.) and various experts on children’s law issues across Canada. He was appointed in December, 2012.

Mr. Dundee is also a director of the Hear The Child Society of BC, elected in 2011. He is a roster member of the society’s approved child interviewers.

Mr. Dundee has presented for (and chaired) numerous Continuing Legal Education classes including Family Law Settlements, Family Practice in Provincial Court (twice), Children’s Participation in Family Justice, The New Family Law Act, Designated Family Law Paralegals, and the Intersection of Aging, Death and Divorce (twice).

In 2012, he presented a seminar on the new Family Law Act for the Trial Lawyers Association of BC. He presented on capacity issues in 2013, and has been sitting on the Association’s Family Law Committee for two years.

He was invited to be a member of the Attorney General’s Family Law Practice Advisory Group and has served in that capacity for several years.

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