ULC Law - Veronica Ukrainetz

Veronica Ukrainetz

Veronica M. Ukrainetz, Principal

Veronica Ukrainetz has practiced management side labour, employment and workplace-related human rights and privacy law for over 20 years. She has developed a thriving practice based out of British Columbia’s Okanagan. Veronica is committed to ensuring our clients receive exceptional service and legal representation and she understands the unique challenges Employers in smaller communities face.

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While Veronica enjoys the challenge and intensity of Court and hearing work, she recognizes that a litigated outcome is not typically the preferred outcome for her clients. With that in mind, she encourages Employers to involve her as a business partner, to consult with her sooner rather than later and to take a strategic and preventative, rather than reactive, approach. Veronica’s in-depth and sophisticated understanding of the laws applicable to the workplace, the complex dynamic of workplace relationships and her extensive knowledge of related human resource matters enables her clients to enjoy a productive long term working relationship - with her and their employees.

Additional Information:

  • BA in English Literature, Minor in Law in the Liberal Arts (1987 - University of Calgary)
  • LLB (1993 - Dalhousie University)
  • British Columbia Bar Membership (1994)
  • Resided and worked as a lawyer and Human Resources Manager in Vancouver (1993– 1999)
  • Resided and worked as a lawyer in Vernon, British Columbia (1999 to present)
  • Established her own firm (2007), purchased a building (2008) and is now the principal of the Okanagan’s first and only “boutique” labour and employment law practice

Outside of work Veronica enjoys outdoors and fitness pursuits, yoga, reading and playing piano, travelling and attending the performing arts.

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Phone: (250) 558-3393 ext. 222

Email: vmu@wplg.ca

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Kelsey A. Robertson

Kelsey A. Robertson, Associate Lawyer

Kelsey is dedicated to giving her clients a voice by finding innovative and practical solutions. Kelsey has strong listening skills, a calm approach and an ability to understand a client’s particular workplace challenges and develop customized solutions which reflect a sound understanding of the laws applicable to the workplace and each client’s particular needs and challenges.

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Kelsey developed her interest in advocacy (and creative solutions) while clerking for the Provincial Court of Alberta. She then returned to her home town of Vernon, B.C. and articled with Crosby Lawyers, where she restricted her practice to plaintiff-only personal injury, WorkSafeBC, and insurance disability claims.

Kelsey then joined Ukrainetz Workplace Law Group and is energized by a practice area which combines her passions for writing, critical thinking and advocacy with the satisfaction of cultivating long-term relationships and making a difference to her clients’ workplaces and organizations.

Additional Information:

  • Bachelor of Arts degree, with honours in English Literature, (2010 - University of British Columbia Okanagan)
  • Juris Doctorate (2013 - University of Alberta)
  • British Columbia Bar Membership (2014)

Kelsey is a regular contributor to The Globe and Mail's Nine to Five column: click here

Outside of work, Kelsey is an avid gamer (a passion she shares with her husband and son) and a dedicated supporter of the arts. She also loves parades and all things circus. As a young girl, Kelsey performed in hundreds of parades across North America with the Vernon Girls Trumpet Band playing Snare and Bass Drums.

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Phone: (250) 558-3393 ext. 229

Email: kar@wplg.ca

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A. David Mardiros

A. David Mardiros, Of Counsel

With over 30 years of legal experience and an exclusive focus for the last 13 years on employment and labour law, human rights issues related to employment, and representation of clients in professional disciplinary matters, David’s legal background and wide professional and life experience enables him to bring a broad perspective and knowledge base to his practice.

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Additional Information:

  • Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Social Anthropology
  • Juris Doctorate (1984 – University of Victoria) British Columbia Bar Membership (1985); Western Australia Bar (1989)
  • Professional consulting anthropologist in both Canada and Australia (1988 - 1998)
  • Taught at Edith Cowan University in Perth, Western Australia (1988-1991) and the University of British Columbia Okanagan in Kelowna (2002-2003)
  • Current member of the Board of Directors of the Restorative Justice Society North Okanagan
  • Former member of the Board of Directors of the Social Planning Council of the North Okanagan.

Outside of work David is an avid mountain biker, snowboarder and traveler.

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Phone: (778) 475-4543, ext. 228

Email: assistant@mardiroslaw.com