Onyx Law Group staff member - Lolita

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Family Law including MCFD Matters
  • Civil Forfeiture

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • British Columbia, 2011

EDUCATION

  • J.D., University of British Columbia, 2010

She studied psychology and Spanish at the University of Regina, and continued her studies at the University of British Columbia until she was accepted into the Faculty of Law in 2007.

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS

  • Canadian Bar Association

LANGUAGES

  • English
  • Russian
  • Latvian
  • Conversational Afrikaans
  • Conversational Spanish

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Lolita Rudovica J.D.

[email protected]

Tel:(778) 945-1918 | Fax:(604) 900-2539

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Lolita Rudovica was called to the bar in 2011 after graduating from UBC law in 2010. Born in a Baltic State right before the fall of the Soviet Union to a Ukrainian mother and a Latvian father; Lolita began her life in political uncertainty.

After the fall of the Soviet Union in 1993, her family moved to South Africa where they spent the next 8 years. While in South Africa, Lolita’s family found themselves faced with another turbulent political climate prompting their move to the country they now call home – Canada.

Lolita speaks fluent Latvian, Russian, and English as well as conversational Afrikaans and Spanish. Her background and experience of being raised in difficult and turbulent political climates enables her to be understanding of other cultures and viewpoints.

She prides herself on being able to communicate with her clients from all walks of life in a manner that is easily understood, without resorting to legalese.

Lolita’s interest in social justice and upholding  Charter rights, led her to begin her legal career as a criminal defence lawyer, which gave her vast exposure to litigation practice. After years of being a defence lawyer, she expanded her areas of practice to family law (including matters involving MCFD) in 2016, while continuing to represent clients in civil forfeiture matters. 

Lolita’s life experience and prior work experience provide her with the unique background required to navigate unique cases that often involve allegations of a criminal nature.

Lolita believes the right of a child to have a relationship with both parents is of the same importance as a person’s Charter rights. She also believes the best way to achieve a just result is an out of court, negotiated resolution that all parties contribute to. However, if no such resolution is capable of being reached, she is more than comfortable achieving a similar, more costly result, through litigation.

Lolita Rudovica is an amazing lawyer. I feel like the rating of “good” is a strong understatement for her impeccable work. She is extremely knowledgeable, thorough, attentive, experienced and proficient. Retaining her as my counsel for my family law matter and working with her has made a huge difference in my life. We were able to resolve my case. I highly recommend Lolita for anyone seeking excellent legal representation.

Her knowledge and perseverance is notable, her vision and plan when I was too emotional to see was what got me through a difficult and lengthy battle. She is a kind human being. I hope I don’t need another family case, but if I do or know anyone who does, she will be the first choice.

Lolita is amazing! She has been representing me for the past 15 months in an extremely complex family law case regarding the custody of my 2 children. The matter is in Supreme Court and the police and MCFD were both involved. My kids are now safe and living their best life thanks to her knowledge and efforts in the matter. Lolita is very personable and cares about her clients, I knew she was the right lawyer for me the first time I met her. She puts a lot of effort into her work and always took the time to communicate with me when I needed her. The legal system is complex and overwhelming for most people so if you’re looking for someone trustworthy to guide you I would recommend calling Lolita Rudovica at Onyx Law. I can’t thank her enough for everything she’s done for my family.

JUDGMENTS

Family law:

  1. Barta v Shah, 2019 BCSC 1032 
  2. Garman v. Rahmanifar, 2018 BCSC 1876
  3. Dhaliwal v. Aslam, 2018 BCSC 2192
  4. Athwal v. Walia, 2019 BCSC 582

Civil Forfeiture:

  1. British Columbia (Civil Forfeiture) v. Langdon, 2019 BCSC 1021
  2. British Columbia (Director of Civil Forfeiture) v. Thandi, 2018 BCSC 215 – Read more: Director of Civil Forfeiture eyeing $290,000 seized by police in Surrey case    
  3. British Columbia (Director of Civil Forfeiture) v. Thandi, 2018 BCSC 215

Court of Appeal:

  1. R. v. J.L.M., 2017 BCCA 258
  2. R. v. Scuby, 2015 BCCA 430

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