Family law disputes can be emotional and stressful. Clients need compassionate, economical and agile solutions, especially when family dynamics are at stake.

Emily’s tenacious and open-minded attitude is what clients value the most. Her approachable disposition and strong listening skills ensure that they feel heard and understood. She is determined to know her clients’ lives as well as she knows her own. This allows her to provide a clear path towards a resolution so that families can move forward.

While most family law cases are resolved without the need for litigation, Emily thrives in a court environment where she is a strong advocate for the interests of her clients. She is passionate about representing all litigants who need a lawyer, especially those whose voices are often not heard, including children and persons with disabilities. Additionally, Emily is a certified family law mediator and uses this important skill set to reach tailored agreements outside of court for her clients.

Family Law Services
Civil litigation matters Cohabitation, separation, and marriage agreement
Family law litigation involving support and division of property

Emily is also member of the Estates & Trusts Group. She is committed to ensuring the rights of persons with disabilities, their families and caregivers are protected.

Estates & Trusts Services
Disputes and litigation Wills variation claims
Challenges relating to capacity and undue influence Disputes relating to the existence and administration of trusts

Emily’s service-oriented ethos is not limited to her legal practice; she is a passionate volunteer and active member of her community. She is involved with Special Olympics and other organizations that provide assistance to persons with disabilities. Her personal connection to these communities has cemented the qualities of service and leadership into her character.

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Awards & Distinctions
  • Dean’s Course Prize – Human Rights Law
Industry Involvement
  • Law Society of British Columbia
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia
  • Advanced Family Law Mediation, Continuing Legal Education Society of BC, 2018
  • Family Violence Screening Training, Westcoast ADR, 2017
Community Commitments
  • Legislative Liaison, Children’s Law Section, Canadian Bar Association (BC Branch)
Education & Call to Bar
  • Call to Bar: British Columbia, 2018
  • Juris Doctor (J.D.), Thompson Rivers University, 2017
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Honours), University of British Columbia, 2014