Monica is a member of our Family Law group and brings with her 15 years of litigation experience. Prior to joining Pushor Mitchell, Monica worked in private practice doing personal injury and insurance defense litigation; she also worked as in-house counsel and conducted prosecutions for the federal and provincial governments. As a result, Monica has extensive trial experience at both the Provincial and Supreme Court levels. Monica has strong organizational, conflict resolution and negotiation skills.
Monica helps clients resolve all matters involved in family law disputes including issues regarding children, support and property in a compassionate manner. She believes in working with clients to find the most suitable method of resolution to meet both their immediate needs and long term goals, focusing, whenever possible, on methods that help clients to decrease conflict and facilitate communication.
Monica grew up in Kelowna and received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of British Columbia – Okanagan in 1995. She received her Bachelor of Laws from the University of Ottawa in 1998 before returning to British Columbia to practice law.
Monica is an Executive Member of the Kelowna Bar Association and is the Fundraising Chair for the St. Joseph Elementary School PSG. Monica is the organizer of the Annual Pushor Mitchell Blood Drive in partnership with Canadian Blood Services.
Outside the office, Monica’s top priority is spending time with her young family and large extended family. She enjoys all the Okanagan has to offer, including running, skiing and hiking.
When I was looking for a lawyer, my brother suggested Pushor Mitchell. So I checked out the website and looked at the lawyers biography's and chose two lawyers that had strong experience and specialized in family law. Ms. Monica McParland picked up my phone call and I spoke to her immediately. Ms. McParland asked me the questions required to make me feel at ease to explain my situation. Ms. McParland was professional and friendly and I knew I'd like to meet with her. My meeting with Ms. McParland was professional with clear communication on issues and all my questions were answered and I felt very comfortable to be myself with Ms. McParland and felt I would be taken care of. Ms. McParland is very professional as well as confident, informative, efficient and personable and my experience with her has been positive. I would most definitely and have already expressed to others that Ms. McParland is the right choice.
Monica, I feel compelled to write and thank you for the extraordinary lengths you have taken in handling my legal concerns. My situation was unique. Through your own efforts and consultation with your colleagues, you provided a very effective and timely solution. I was impressed by your professionalism and also by your warmth and understanding. I am truly grateful for all your efforts on my behalf.
Monica has been soo kind and helpful through one of the worst times in my life. She never pushed me to make choices I was not ready to do she patiently gave me my options, and allowed me the time to make the best choices. Having a strong yet empathetic woman like Monica in my life has been extremely helpful and empowering. Also, her vast knowledge in law is reassuring and comforting.
I came to Monica because I found her to be very relatable. She provided easily understood answers and solutions. I believe her to be knowledgeable, and very reliable. Monica earned my trust quickly and I can say with confidence that I would seek her counsel again should I need it. I would be very comfortable recommending her services to any friends or family.