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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. They focus on Citizenship and Immigration matters such as spousal sponsorships and inadmissibility. 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 apply 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, J.D.. Over 20 Years Experience.
Born and raised in BC, Mr. Levine completed law school at the University of Victoria in 2001. After graduating, Mr. Levine immediately moved to Prince George, where he has worked primarily as a family, criminal, and immigration lawyer ever since. He has owned and operated a busy law office in downtown Prince George since 2004. He maintains a large case load at every stage of the the litigation process, from negotiation to trial. He is practical, experienced, and effective.
He loves Prince George and is active in its community, including:
- Federal Liberal Party Candidate, Prince George Peace River 2011
- 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
C. Keith Aartsen, J.D.. Over 40 Years Experience.
Mr. 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. Prior to law school Mr. Aartsen served 5 years as a Constable with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). Mr. Aartsen has conducted countless trials including many jury trials as well as appeals in the Supreme Court and the BC Court of Appeal. Mr. Aartsen 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. Mr. Aartsen has assisted many lawyers with their disciplinary proceedings at the Law Society of British Columbia.