Victoria A. Jones
Victoria Jones made de Villars Jones a two-generation law firm when she joined the practice as an articling student in 2012.
Victoria practices primarily in the area of wills and estates. Victoria particularly enjoys estate litigation: this experience enables Victoria to foresee red flags that may come up after a will is probated and allows Victoria to help her will drafting clients do their best in guarding against those potential problems. While Victoria is at home in a court room, she believes strongly in mediation and encourages her clients to explore that option as a method to resolving their legal issues in a more timely and cost effective manner.
Victoria also practices in administrative law with David Phillip Jones, Q.C. As the Joneses, they have argued judicial review applications at all levels of court.
Victoria regularly appears in both the Court of Queen’s Bench and the Court of Appeal of Alberta. She has also appeared at the Supreme Court of Canada.
Victoria was a member of the Surrogate Reform Group that redesigned the new GA Surrogate Forms for Grants of Probate, etc. She was also the first lawyer in Alberta to receive a digital grant of probate with the new Surrogate Digital Service.
Victoria is secretary of the Varscona Theatre Alliance and a director of the Edmonton International Street Performers’ Festival. She is active in her community as vice president of The Garneau Community League, a role that dove tails nicely with being a village solicitor.
Victoria has given presentations during the Edmonton Community Foundation’s Will Power Wills Week and the Estate Administration Week. She has also given seminars with the Legal Education Society of Alberta.
An avid runner, sewist, and political enthusiast, Victoria is a firm believer in maintaining a positive life/work balance which strongly features her adorable dog. Victoria stage manages a local theatre group who allows her to tap dance and lets her outfit at least one character entirely in sequins.
She is steadfastly dedicated to the standards of quality legal work and service to clients—values which she has inherited both professionally and personally as both a de Villars and a Jones.
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