R. Dean Oliphant
Dean was born and raised in Victoria. He graduated from UVic in 1989 with his undergraduate degree and from their Law School in December 1992 (Co-Op). He was called to the bar in February 1994. He has been in private practice in Nanaimo ever since. Dean will become a family law mediator in June 2017 and hopes to build a mediation practice over the next few years to offer clients an alternative to the traditional (litigation) method of resolving family law disputes. Dean has practised primarily in family law throughout his career with some civil litigation rounding out his practice.