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Brent Desruisseaux, Family Lawyer

Brent Desruisseaux is a lawyer with the firm’s Spectrum Family Law Group with a practice focused on family law issues such as guardianship and parenting, child and spousal support, and property rights.

Brent came to the Spectrum Family Law Group with a wide range of experience.  As a law student, Brent volunteered his time with the Edmonton Community Legal Centre and Student Legal Services.  After completing his Juris Doctor at the University of Alberta in 2014, he went on to successfully defend his clients’ rights at trial in a variety of family, criminal, and civil matters.  He also enjoyed using his negotiation skills to secure separation agreements, settlements, and plea deals that protect his clients’ interests.

Brent understands that going through a separation is stressful and challenging.  He looks forward to using his expertise to guide you through a difficult time and defend the rights of you and your family.  Please call the Spectrum Family Law Group to arrange for a consultation on your family law matter.

Eric Lam, Family Lawyer

Eric has developed his extensive Family Law experience through years of practice at two Family Law firms in Edmonton prior to joining Spectrum. Through his practice, Eric has developed significant Court experience dealing with complex Family Law applications and trials. Many clients prefer to take a collaborative approach to their divorce or separation and can benefit from Eric’s experience in creating written legal agreements that work for both parties and help to clarify what is fair and reasonable. We would be happy to provide our guidance through the often complicated process of divorce or separation.

Dustin Patzer, Family Lawyer

Dustin was born and raised in Lethbridge, Alberta. During his high school years, football was his passion. The highlight of his high school years was winning a National Championship as a member of Team Alberta and being named Defensive MVP of the tournament. Dustin then played four years of football for the Okanagan Sun in British Columbia earning two Conference All-star awards.

Dustin then turned his attention to education and began a Business degree in his home town of Lethbridge. His business degree had a requisite Business Law course. It was all history from there as Dustin knew that he had found his calling. Dustin attended law school at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Since being called to the bar as a member of the Law Society of Alberta Dustin has zealously advocated for his clients at all levels of court in Alberta. Dustin has extensive Family/Divorce law experience, as well as a background in civil litigation.

Dustin makes the move to join Spectrum Family Law to be closer to family, with his Sister, Brother-in-law, and only two nieces already residing in Edmonton. Dustin has been caught off guard by how much he enjoys being an Uncle and he is looking forward to being closer to his nieces.

When not advocating for his clients, Dustin enjoys Squash, futsal or indoor soccer, disc golf, the NFL, and fine dining.

Jonathan Dowhaluk, Family Lawyer

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