James W. Kadavil
James joined Heritage Law Offices in 2016 after working at a national law firm and an Alberta financial institution. James took over the practice of Thomas F. Pontin and currently practices:
- Corporate/Commercial Law – share purchase agreements, asset purchase agreements, incorporations, joint ventures and other commercial transactions
- Real Estate Law – both residential and commercial
- Wills and Estates – Wills, Enduring Powers of Attorney, Personal Directives and Probate
- University of Alberta (B.A)
- University of Leicester (L.L.B)
- Osgoode Hall Law School (L.L.M)
- Called to the Alberta Bar 2012
- Member of the Law Society of Alberta
When not at work, James enjoys travelling and spending time with his family.
Amanda A. Kadavil
Amanda A. Kadavil is a family law practitioner at Heritage Law Offices. She focuses her practice on a resolution- based approach to separation and divorce, parenting, child support, spousal and partner support, property division and pre-relationship agreements. Amanda has experience in all areas of family law including appearances in Provincial Court, Court of Queen’s Bench and the Court of Appeal.
Amanda acts in various roles for the Canadian Centre for Professional Legal Education’s (CPLED) Practice Readiness Education Program (PREP). She currently acts as a Practice Manager coaching students and developing individualized plans for success. Amanda has also acted as a Foundation Workshop Facilitator and Assessor for various legal education competencies.
Amanda is actively involved in the legal community. She is a Mentor to law students and recent domestic and international law graduates with the LSA Mentorship Program and the CBA Mentors Program. Amanda is an active member of Law Society of Alberta, the Canadian Bar Association, and the Edmonton Bar Association.
Amanda is passionate about supporting her community. She is part of the peer support team at Alberta Lawyers’ Assistance Society (ASSIST) for parents practicing law. She also volunteers at the Edmonton Community Legal Centre (ECLC) Family Law Clinic providing access to justice services to low-income and newcomer populations. Amanda was recently a guest speaker at the Youth Leaders in Law 2022 Edmonton Conference discussing equality and diversity reform in family law.
Amanda achieved a Juris Doctor at the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Law in 2014 and Bachelor of Arts Degree at the University of British Columbia in 2011. She was called to the Alberta Bar in 2015.
Mary Alyce Heaton
Mary Alyce Heaton has taken her much deserved retirement as of January 2018. Mary Alyce was a part of HLO for more than 25 years, helping the company grow since its inception to creating a long-lasting clientele and positive reputation in the community. Her knowledge and compassion will be missed, but she will always be considered part of the HLO family.
Mary Alyce has practiced in Edmonton since 1980 and joined Heritage Law Office in 1991. She has a general solicitor’s practice, with focus on:
- family law, including divorce, property division agreements, child support, pre-nuptial agreements
- preparation of wills, enduring powers of attorney and personal directives
- estate administration, including applications for probate and administration
- residential real estate transactions
- Bachelor of Arts (Hons) University of Alberta, 1972
- Bachelor of Laws University of Alberta ,1979
- Called to the Alberta Bar 1980
- Law Society of Alberta
Courtney Haase, BA recently joined Heritage Law Offices as a summer student.
She has completed her second year of the Juris Doctor program at the University of Alberta. Throughout law school, she has volunteered with Student Legal Services as a caseworker in the criminal division, as well as Women’s Law Forum as a member of the Philanthropy Committee.
Courtney obtained her Bachelor of Arts with Distinction in Psychology from MacEwan University.
Courtney enjoys baking, golfing, and spending time with her puppy.