Daniel MacNeill

Associate

I received my undergraduate degree from the University of Toronto in 2013, with a double major in Psychology and Philosophy.  I attended the University of British Columbia for my Law degree and obtained my Juris Doctor in 2018. During law school, I worked for the Law Students’ Legal Advice Program, appearing in Provincial Court in criminal matters, and operating the Carnegie Community Centre Clinic as Clinic Head.

I have been passionate about family law since my articles at the non-profit organization Rise Women’s Legal Centre. At Rise, I provided full legal services to low-income women in family law matters. After my articles, I ran my own family law practice for two years before joining Broadhurst & Kooy as an associate. I have represented clients in family matters both in BC Supreme Court and BC Provincial Court.

I believe that being a great family lawyer starts with compassion and understanding for each client’s unique circumstances. I prioritize collaboration whenever possible, and I have negotiated separation agreements in high conflict situations, helping clients put a difficult situation behind them. However, I know that negotiation is not appropriate for every separation. Sometimes achieving the best possible outcome for the client means litigation. When that happens, I will work diligently to advocate for your rights in court.

In my free time I enjoy spending time with friends and family, reading, and listening to music and podcasts.