James W. KadavilAmanda A. KadavilMary Alyce Heaton

James W. Kadavil

Direct Line: 780-431-5726
Fax: 780-436-7000
Email: j.kadavil@heritagelaw.com


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
Professional Memberships
  • Member of the Law Society of Alberta

When not at work, James enjoys travelling and spending time with his family.

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Amanda A. Kadavil

Phone: (780) 436-0011

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 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 has experience acting as an Assessor for all legal competencies, as a Practice Manager coaching students and developing individualized plans for success, and as a Foundation Workshop Facilitator. Amanda has also acted as a Reviewer for program reform.

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. She recently joined the Executive Board for the CBA Woman Lawyers’ Forum.

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 spoke about family law reform at the Youth Leaders in Law 2022 Edmonton Conference.

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. Amanda has been an active member of Law Society of Alberta since 2015. She is also an active member of the Canadian Bar Association, the Edmonton Bar Association, the Alberta Family Mediation Society, and Family Mediation Canada.

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.

Practice History

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
Professional Memberships
  • Law Society of Alberta