Trudi L. Brown, QC

Class of 1972-1973

Trudi L. Brown, QC graduated from UBC’s law school in 1973. She is a family law litigator, mediator, and arbitrator based in Victoria, BC. After being called to the BC bar in 1974, Ms. Brown worked at the BC Crown Counsel office in Victoria for 4 years. In 1978, she started her own firm, Buckler Metzger Brown and Miliken. She formed another firm, Brown and Kay in 1984, which went on to become Brown Acheson Henderson - better known as “Broads on Broad Street.” From 1988 to 2001, Ms. Brown worked at Horne Coupar. She now practices family law at her firm Brown Henderson Melbye.

Ms. Brown was one of the first lawyers to introduce collaborative family law to Victoria and places a strong emphasis on dispute resolution outside of a trial setting. Ms. Brown is extensively involved in her community and within the family law legal profession. She is an editor for the British Columbia Family Law Practice and holds numerous memberships and leadership positions in organizations such as the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, BC Hear the Child Society, and National Family Law Program of the Federation of Law Societies of Canada. She is also a member, Lifetime Bencher and former President (1998) of the Law Society of BC. Furthermore, she sat on the Board of Governors at the University of Victoria from 2002 to 2008.

For her outstanding achievements that have brought honour to the law school, Ms. Brown was awarded the Alumni Award of Distinction from the Allard Law Alumni Association in 2009. In 2017, Ms. Brown was the recipient of the first-ever Law Society of BC’s Excellence in Family Law Award.