Edward J. Woolley, B.Comm., J.D.

Edward has been practicing in Vernon, BC since his call to the bar in 1997. His practice is primarily focused on family law, real estate, wills and estates, and he is also the registered and records office for approximately 100 companies that he has incorporated over the years. He has appeared extensively in Provincial Court, Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal.

His real estate conveyancing practice is one of the busiest in Vernon having been built up over the years by way of referrals from satisfied clients, realtors, and lenders. He is also one of only a few lawyers in the Okanagan that handles Indian land conveyancing.

The past President of the Vernon Bar Association for two terms, he has been involved with several non-profit organizations including being the Past President of Big Brothers and Sisters of the Okanagan (seven years), the Past President and Past Vice-President of the Okanagan Equestrian Society (nine years) and is the current Vice-President of the Vernon Public Art Gallery.

Rose Muto

Rosemarie Muto, B.A., LL.B.

Rose was called to the bar in Alberta in 2003 and in British Columbia in 2009. Rose is an experienced litigator and has primarily practiced in Family Law since 2009.

In 2014 Rose became a certified family mediator through the Law Society of British Columbia to be able to assist clients with resolving conflict either through litigation or mediation. This flexibility allows clients to choose the process that suits them best and minimizes the impact that their relationship breakdown has on their families.

Joseph L. Deuling, LL.B

Joseph L. Deuling, LL.B.

Since 2000, Joe Deuling has served his clients in Lumby and district and the Okanagan Valley from his law office located in Lumby. In the early 90’s, Joe began pursuing a career in law after working for 15 years in the forest industry and as a small business operator. Joe graduated from UBC Law School in 1997 and was called to the Bar in June, 1998.

June of 2000 saw Joe start up Deuling & Company in the Village of Lumby. As of June 1, 2022, Joe and his staff joined Woolley & Co. and continue to provide services to the Lumby area including Wills and Estates, Corporate Law, Commercial and Residential Real Estate and Development.

Over the years, Joe has a passion for giving back to the Village of Lumby and has been involved with many community organizations. Joe is currently a Commissioner with the Agricultural Land Commission, a Director of the Mabel Lake Community Club, and he is on the Lumby & District Senior Citizen’s Housing Society.

Joseph L. Deuling, LL.B

Cody L. Walker, C.B., A.A., J.D.

Cody was called to the bar in 2014 and practiced in Surrey, BC in a general practice that included: civil litigation, personal injury, family law, criminal law, and wills and estates. In 2017 he moved to Vernon and focused exclusively on family law including divorce, child and spousal support, division of assets and debts, parenting, custody, guardianship, adoption, surrogacy, and child protection. Cody is looking forward to continuing to serve the community in family law, and to expand into other areas including wills and estates and civil litigation.

Cody has a wife and a teenage son. In his spare time he enjoys hobbies including Dungeons & Dragons, 3D printing, Cosplay, light woodwork, and cooking.

Nicole Hunder

Nicole Hunder, Barrister & Solicitor

Nicole was called to the bar in British Columbia in 2024 and practices in real estate, business law, wills and estates.

Nicole joined Woolley & Co. as an articled student in 2023 in our Lumby office. Prior to joining the firm, Nicole studied law in Germany and the UK, graduated in 2017, and was licensed to the German bar in 2018. She practiced for almost three years as a lawyer in Germany in an international law firm exclusively in corporate law and mergers & acquisitions before relocating to the North Okanagan. Nicole received her Certificate of Qualification form the National Committee on Accreditation from the Federation of Law Societies of Canada in 2022.

In her spare time, Nicole enjoys the outdoors and everything it has to offer and you can find her hiking, skiing, mountain biking, fishing or camping with her spouse and dog.