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Michael Butterfield
Accredited Family Law Arbitrator, Accredited Family Law Mediator, J.D., Parenting Coordinator
Collaborative Lawyer, Mediator
Greater Vancouver, Interior South/Okanagan, Northern Vancouver Island, Southern Vancouver Island
Butterfield Law
402 - 2020 Richmond Road
Victoria, BC
V8R 6R5

Office: (250) 382-4529
Fax: (250) 480-1896

Civil Roster Mediation Details
$300 - $300 / hour

  • Fees can be arranged on the hourly rate or as a flat fee. The flat fee will be based on a length and complexity of the matter.
  • Often my clients will set a budget and we will devise a resolution strategy within that budget.

No fee cancellations within 48 hours of the mediation date.


From 2001 until 2012, I practiced family law working mainly in high conflict litigation. From that experience, I learned that battling matters out in court rarely results in a lasting solution. It is expensive, stressful and emotionally draining on the participants.

I had been mediating disputes since 2004, and found them to be more effective in reaching a sustainable resolution. Mediated resolutions were also significantly quicker. I completed my mediator training in 2007. I also became a Collaborative Family Lawyer in 2007. This is a practice were family dispute are resolved without any court proceedings.

After a sabbatical in 2013, I returned to practice primarily in the area of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). I am a Law Society Accredited Mediator and Arbitrator. I recently became an Accredited Parenting Co-ordinator.

My goal is to find solutions.

Business & Consumers
  • Commercial/Corporate
  • Consumer/Vendor
  • Family Business
  • Partnerships
  • Small Business
  • Negligence
  • Personal Injury
  • Personal Injury Motor Vehicle
  • Small Claims Court
  • Small Claims Rule 7.3
  • Community/Neighbourhood
  • Family Inheritance/Business Succession
Finances & Taxation
  • Family Inheritance/Business Succession