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Welcome to Sarah Handel!

The Lawyers and Staff of Ridgway & Company are pleased to welcome Sarah Handel to the firm as a 2022-2023 Articled Student. She began articling under her principal, William R. Younie, K.C., on July 11, 2022.

Sarah grew up in the Cowichan Valley but attended University in Halifax. She graduated from the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University in May 2022 and is excited to be back home in the Cowichan Valley.

Congratulations to Jeffrey Drozdiak!

We would like to congratulate Jeffrey on his recent call to the Bar. At a sitting before Mr. Justice Robert D. Punnett on November 7, 2019 in Victoria, Jeffrey was formally presented to the Supreme Court of British Columbia, completing the final step to become a practicing lawyer in the province of British Columbia.


Welcome to Jeffrey Drozdiak!

The Lawyers and Staff of Ridgway & Company are pleased to welcome Jeffrey Drozdiak to the firm as a 2018-19 Articled Student. He began articling under his principal Brian McDaniel on July 3, 2018.

Before embarking on a legal career, Jeff worked for over a decade as a professional engineer in the mining sector. His career spanned all areas of the industry, from research, teaching and laboratory testing, to design work and plant operations. In 2015, he enrolled in law school at the University of Ottawa.

Jeff completed his first year of law school in our nation’s capital before transferring back to BC, graduating with a law degree from the University of Victoria in May 2018. Jeff and his wife Anne, who was born and raised in Duncan, are excited to be making the Cowichan Valley their new home.

More Awards

In June 2017, William Younie received the 2017 Lawyer Helping Lawyer Award. This annual award, given by the Lawyers’ Assistance Program of British Columbia, recognizes a member of the legal community who has been selfless in his or her actions and shown great dedication to helping lawyers in need.