Meet Yveson Philogene, the driving force behind Philogene Law. As the principal and founding lawyer of the firm, Yveson brings a wealth of experience, unwavering dedication, and a genuine commitment to serving our clients with compassion and expertise.
With a profound understanding of the complexities of Family Law, Immigration Law, and Wills and Estates, Yveson has established himself as a trusted advocate in these fields.
Yveson is a dual-qualified lawyer licensed to practice law in Haiti and Canada. He obtained his law degree from the State University of Haiti in 1996 and practiced law in Haiti for nearly 10 years.
At the Ministry of Justice, he held the position of Head of Service for the clerks’ and prosecutors' offices and the Chief Coordinator of a judicial management program sponsored by ACDI-USAID. He came to Canada in 2004 and first settled in Ottawa, before moving to Edmonton, Alberta in 2019.
EDUCATION AND PRACTICE
In 2012, Yveson finished his Canadian law degree and obtained the title of Juris Doctor from the University of Ottawa. After moving to Edmonton he was called to the Alberta bar in November 2020.
He first joined Quantz Law, where he practiced family, civil litigation, immigration, and wills and estates law. In January 2022, he founded Philogene Law where he practices family law and wills and estates law.
VOLUNTEER AND HOBBIES
Yveson is very involved in the Francophone community of Alberta. He is a member of the board of directors of the Association des juristes d’expression française de l’Alberta (AJEFA). He also gives legal workshops, does radio presentations, and publishes articles in newspapers on immigration and family law.
Yveson enjoys spending time with family and friends. As hobbies, Yveson enjoys road biking, table tennis, reading, documentaries and cinema.