At a large law firm, it is common for lawyers to see many clients per day. At a one-lawyer firm, the lawyer may be overwhelmed by the amount of clients and may not be able to give each client their full attention. At Watson & Company, our team of 3 lawyers are able to provide more personalized attention to our clients. Each of our lawyers focuses on different areas of practice for a well-rounded team.
Kenneth R. Watson
Ken Watson has continuously practiced law since 1969 when he was called to the Alberta Bar. He moved from Calgary to the West Kootenays in 1980 at which time he was called to the British Columbia Bar. He conducted a general practice until 2001 and since then he has focused on all aspects of business law and real estate development as well as on wills, trusts, wealth preservation and estates.
Over the years he has been active with and has represented numerous charitable organizations having many different areas of focus.
Janet Connolly is a graduate of Duke University and Lewis & Clark Law School. She practiced law in Portland, Oregon for seven years before moving with her family to Nelson, BC in 2003. She has been an active member of the Oregon State Bar since 1994 and has been a member of the Law Society of British Columbia since 2011. She concentrates her practice on criminal and family law.
In her free time, Janet enjoys spending time with her family hiking, biking, skiing and sailing.
Allison Edgar grew up in Vancouver and completed her law degree at the University of Victoria. Allison moved to the Nelson area in August 2012 to begin her legal career and completed her articles with our firm. She was admitted as a member of the British Columbia Bar in September 2013. Allison currently practices in all areas of civil litigation, business and family law. She enjoys working with new clients and providing practical and effective legal advice.
Allison represents clients in both the Provincial and Supreme Court of British Columbia.
Outside the practice of law, Allison is also on the Board of Directors of the Nelson Cares Society and is a member and secretary of the RDCK’s Area E Advisory Planning Commission. She is happy to now call the Kootenays her home.