About Us

Our firm was founded over 40 years ago in 1975 by David Lisson, Bruce McConnan, and Patrick Bion. Michael O’Connor and Alan Peterson joined in 1976 and the firm began as Lisson McConnan Bion O’Connor & Peterson. Upon the departure of David Lisson in 1981 the firm became known as McConnan Bion O’Connor & Peterson.

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In 1981, the firm’s offices were located across from the Victoria Court House at 837 Burdett Avenue occupying half of the top floor and eventually expanding to occupy the entire top floor. In 1987, we outgrew those premises and moved to our present location at suite #420-880 Douglas Street.

For the first eight years of our existence, we kept a branch office in Ganges on Salt Spring Island. We closed the office in the early 80s when several full-time lawyers became resident on the island. However, we still maintain strong ties with many clients on the Gulf Islands.

Victoria Inner Harbour

As McConnan Bion O’Connor & Peterson continues to move forward, we provide a wide range of legal services to residents in Victoria and all over southern Vancouver Island, consistently maintaining the high standard of service to our clients that we strived to achieve from the outset.

As one of Victoria’s leading law firms, we are very proud of the service we have provided to our clients over the past 40 years and are enthusiastic about the services that we will provide in the future.