Calgary native, Charles Hutchinson puts roots down in Vanderhoof and begins his legal practices with Michael Reed Law.
Hutchinson spent last summer here in Vanderhoof with his wife, Carla and two kids, daughter Alexandra (5-years old) and son, Damien (1-years old), as they were eager to become apart of a smaller community.
“This is the start of my legal practice,” Hutchinson said. “I’m beginning the standard one year period of articling (akin to apprenticeship) after which I will be a fully licensed lawyer.”
With a third child on the way, Hutchinson values the safe community Vanderhoof emanates allowing his children to explore the surrounding neighbourhoods interacting with other children.
“We’ve always valued open spaces,” Hutchinson expressed. “Our children being able to wander the neighbourhood and interact with friends and neighbours.”
Hutchinson was raised in Richmond, BC a beautiful community a few short hours from Vancouver – therefore wanting to surround his children with the same beauty that enveloped his childhood growing up in BC.
Hutchinson peals back the layers of law with an interest to become more involved with estate planning and real estate transaction and corporations.
“Those topics may appear dry on the surface when in fact intricate puzzles,” says Hutchinson.
“Finding the right solution helps clients arrange their lives in a way which enables them to be worry free and more focused on what they truly enjoy.”
Apart from law, Hutchinson, a sports enthusiast has been quite involved with all avenues related to sports.
“I love all types of sports,” said Hutchinson. “I’ve played softball, rugby and soccer. Given the chance, I will play or watch just about any team sport.”
Hutchinson aspires to move toward litigation and representing clients in the courts.
“It’s a thrill to be able to present your client’s side of a case to a judge, trying to convince him/ her of the merits of your position,” expressed Hutchinson. “I’m primarily focused on criminal defense and family litigation as those are the types of cases which are at the heart of the courthouse here in town.”