About

At Deuling & Company we offer our clients all the value and integrity that you would expect to find in small town. We’re here by choice, we know that personal legal issues can be daunting, that’s why we offer our clients more personal service in a relaxed environment all for a lower cost.

As a full service law firm committed to excellence in law, we assist with a variety of legal needs. From wills and estate planning to civil litigation, our team is ready to assist you.

Joe Deuling – Barrister & Solicitor

Since 2000, Joe Deuling has served his clients in Lumby and district and the Okanagan Valley from his law office located in Lumby, an Okanagan bedroom community located 25 minutes east of the City of Vernon. In the early 90’s, Joe began pursuing a career in law after working for 15 years in the forest industry and as a small business operator. Joe graduated from the University of British Columbia in 1997 and was called to the Bar in June, 1998 after completing his Articles at Dumont & Reif in Armstrong, B.C.

June of 2000 saw Joe start up Deuling & Company in the Village of Lumby. The firm offers services in several areas of law including Criminal, Wills and Estates, Real Estate, Corporate and Personal Injury.

Kelly Melnyk – Barrister & Solicitor

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Kelly Melnyk first joined Deuling & Company as a summer student in 2015. She rejoined the team in 2016 after completing her final year of law school at Thompson Rivers University, Faculty of Law. Kelly was called to the Bar of British Columbia in July of 2017. She practices in the areas of Wills and Estates, Civil Litigation, Real Estate, and Criminal.

Prior to entering law school, Kelly worked in marketing for a software firm in downtown Vancouver. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Alberta. Kelly is originally from Edmonton and is an avid Eskimos fan. She also enjoys hiking, golfing, and running. Kelly sits on the Board of the White Valley Community Resource Centre and volunteers with the Alzheimer Society of BC.