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Benjamin Levine and Keith Aartsen have a combined experience of over 60 years practicing law in Prince George, BC. They have focused their practices on matters of family, immigration and criminal law This includes Divorce, Property Division, Custody, Family Violence issues, Support and representation for all criminal code offences. Their focus is to help you understand the legal issues and processes you face, and to work together to advance your legal interests. They have assisted thousands of clients over their careers, giving them valuable experience to bring to your case. Esteemed and highly experienced criminal counsel, C. Keith Aartsen, defended accused people for over 40 years in Prince George. He is now retired but consults with Mr. Levine on all his criminal matters.
Benjamin D. Levine, Esq.
Born and raised in BC, I completed law school at the University of Victoria in 2001. After graduating, I immediately moved to Prince George, where I have worked primarily as a family and immigration lawyer ever since. I have owned and operated a busy law office in downtown Prince George since 2004. I maintain a large case load at every stage of the the litigation process, from negotiation to trial. I am practical, experienced, and effective.
I love Prince George and am active in its community, including:
- President, Prince George, Immigrant and Multicultural Services Society, 2010-2014
- President, Activators Society, 2009-2011
- Member, Lawyer’s Rights Watch Canada, 2002-2017
- Canadian Bar Association’s Equity and Diversity Award, 2014
- Member, Canadian Bar Association, 2001-2017
- Member, Judicial Advisory Committee, CBA, 2014-2017
- President, CBA criminal subsection, 2004-2007
- Federal Liberal Party Candidate, Prince George Peace River 2011
C. Keith Aartsen J.D. Over 40 Years Experience
Aartsen practiced law in the city of Prince George from 1979 until 2018, primarily in the areas of criminal and family law. He is now retired. He has been a member of the Canadian Bar Association throughout that time. He is a graduate of the University of British Columbia where he attended law school following five years of service with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
He has conducted countless trials including many jury trials as well as appeals in the Supreme Court and the BC Court of Appeal.
He served for many years as a director of The Activators Society, a halfway house for parolees, and the Phoenix Transition Society, a shelter and refuge for women in crisis.
Mr. Aartsen has participated as a speaker on the subject of cross-examination at seminars and as a speaker on the subject of sexual assault prosecutions at women’s groups.
He has also assisted many members of the bar with advice as to how to deal with issues arising in their practice as well as advising and representing members of the bar in their dealings with the Law Society.