Jeff Witten is not one to start fights. But he never shies away from finishing them.
Born in Edmonton and refined in Vancouver, Jeff started McComb Witten Marcoux 25 years ago.
He located the office in East Vancouver because he liked the working class feel of the neighbourhood.
He knew downtown law firms weren’t always interested in or able to protect the rights of the ordinary people. He knew everyone deserved a good lawyer. People should not be excluded from the legal system because they are middle class.
Jeff made a name for himself doing personal injury law. He didn’t mind getting into slugfests with ICBC, a multi-billion dollar corporation. He liked helping the little guy.
When the chips are down, you can see a smirk on the corner of Jeff’s mouth. That’s when he takes off his jacket, rolls up his sleeves, and starts swinging – metaphorically (we think).
And he can hit.
Jeff has earned seven-figure awards from ICBC for his clients.
But it is not about the money for Jeff. It’s about empowering people.
It’s the same ethos he brings to family law. Jeff knows there are many folks being left behind by the system. He especially likes helping people new to Canada. They are vulnerable due to language and culture barriers. It is easy for them to get lost in a complicated legal system.
That’s where Jeff shines. He breaks down complex legal arguments so that they are easy to understand.
That down-to-earth approach echoes through the halls of McComb Witten Marcoux.
Jeff has made sure it’s a safe place – for everyone.