Alana Zanbilowicz


Alana is a passionate and dedicated family lawyer who joined Swift Datoo in February 2024. Alana offers each of her clients a unique blend of experience, compassion and legal expertise.

Alana grew up in Comox and graduated from Highland Senior Secondary. She followed in her family’s footsteps and attended McGill University, where she obtained an Honours BA in Anthropology, specializing in Pacific Northwest Coast Archaeology. She attended the University of Victoria Law School and was called to the bar in BC in 2000. She initially practiced in Victoria, before leaving her practice to raise her two amazing children. Alana then spent the following 20 years in Calgary, where she eventually returned to the practice of law.

As a family lawyer, Alana advises clients in relation to separation and divorce matters, prenuptial and cohabitation agreements, protection of property, adoptions, issues of family violence, and various court matters. Alana appears regularly in Provincial Court and Supreme Court, and is equally comfortable advocating for clients in court and in the mediation boardroom. As a compassionate family lawyer, she can also draw from her own experience, having gone through the separation and divorce process herself.

Outside of the office, Alana spends time with her husband Jason, and her friends and family. She enjoys contributing to her community and experiencing the many fantastic outdoor activities the Island offers.


Swift Datoo is a full service law firm that has been serving Comox, Courtenay, Cumberland and the rest of the Comox Valley for over 50 years.