melnychuk professional law corporation

Contact Information

Hours: Mon - Fri :30 8am - 4:30 pm


Mission Statement

Our Lawyers

We help people and small businesses find practical solutions to legal issues, in a friendly and efficient way.

Our Team:


Maggie Melnychuk*

providing legal services through a law corporation: Maggie Melnychuk Professional Law Corporation

With 17 years experience practicing law exclusively in the BC Kootenays, Maggie has broad and extensive experience in drafting and executing residential and commercial land transactions.  Maggie also maintains  a busy Wills and estates practice, assisting clients with Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Representation Agreements, Probate and Estate Administration, and Committee applications.  Maggie also assists businesses with company and society incorporation, and asset and share purchase agreements.

Michael J. Prestwich

Michael has a broad range of experience including representing clients in Provincial and Supreme Court, negotiating settlements, and providing practical legal advice in several areas of law.  Michael focuses on family law matters, however he also has experience in employment law, estate matters and civil litigation.  Michael's expertise includes child and spousal support matters, child guardianship and access,  parent and child relocation matters as well as family asset division.  Michael can guide you during tough negotiations to reach an agreement, and effectively represent you in court. 


Maggie Melnychuk  was raised in Trail, and has practiced law in Trail and Golden before making the Kimberley/Cranbrook area her home in 2015.  Maggie has been a proud member of the Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia board of directors since 2012, and is a new member of the BC Centre for Elder Advocacy and Support and BC Amateur Boxing Association.  Maggie enjoys birdwatching and live theatre when she isn't at work. 

Michael J. Prestwichhas been practicing law in Cranbrook since 2011, and  looks forward to serving his many loyal clients, and new clients, in Kimberley. Michael is an avid motorcyclist, and  member of the Cranbrook Community Theatre Society, and has performed on stage in two recent, very well-received productions.   Look for Michael in upcoming productions!

Sherry Waitesis our experienced real-estate legal assistant , working with Maggie, and is ready to provide helpful information to all our real-estate clients.  

Carolyn Clarricoatesis our multi-talented receptionist and legal assistant to both Michael and Maggie.