Since his call to the bar in 2016, Jake has practiced family law almost exclusively; previously with two boutique law firms in the BC interior. Jake’s practice in this area is driven by his motivation to help clients navigate what is often one of the most difficult and trying times in their life and the satisfaction of delivering a positive result.


Bachelor of Administrative Studies
York University


Bachelor of Law
University of Sussex

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We employ an objective and pragmatic approach to family law matters, which can be both emotional and complex.

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Jake Van Allen*

Jake joined Davidson Lawyers in January, 2021.

Complex and difficult family law files make up a large portion of Jake’s practice. He understands that family issues can be emotionally charged and acrimonious, and prides himself on being able to approach even the most extreme cases objectively.

As counsel, you will find Jake to be direct and honest about your case and he will pursue any avenue necessary to ensure that you achieve the best result available. While Jake has extensive courtroom and trial experience – both in Provincial and Supreme Court – his focus is to resolve disputes in the most efficient and cost-effective manner possible, which often means an out-of-court, collaborative, solution.

Jake was formerly the President of the Kelowna Bar Association and organized / hosted the last two instalments of the “Okanagan Battle of the Bar Bands”.

Jake spends the majority of his spare time outdoors. He is an accomplished ultra marathon runner, mountaineer and triathlete. Previous to these pursuits he was involved in team sports, most notably hockey and rugby. Jake unwinds by playing the guitar, riding his motorcycle or grabbing a book.