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It is because of my genuine desire to work closely with my clients that I have decided to dedicate my legal practice exclusively to family law.

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Angie is a passionate and experienced lawyer that practices in all areas of family law.  She obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Political Science from Simon Fraser University in 2008, and was selected as a B.C. Legislative Intern in 2009.  She completed her legal studies at the University of Alberta and obtained her Juris Doctor in 2013.  During her legal studies, Angie was hired by the Civil Policy and Legislation Office of the former B.C. Ministry of Attorney General to work with the legal team in drafting the British Columbia Family Law Act.  During this time, she worked to develop the statutory scheme used to resolve the often complex family law disputes in British Columbia.  Following law school, Angie completed her legal articles at a national law firm, where she worked on a variety of civil and commercial litigation matters.  She has now dedicated her practice to the area family law, which she loves.  Angie is fluent in Spanish and speaks conversational French.

As a certified family law mediator, Angie applies a practical and tailored approach to resolve her client’s legal problems.  She is a passionate advocate for her clients both inside and outside of the courtroom, and looks beyond the legal aspects of her client’s case to create sustainable solutions.  Angie works closely with her clients to achieve the intended goals of their case, which often involves:

1. Minimizing the ongoing conflict and emotional stress that can accompany a separation or divorce;

2. Providing clear communication of the legal process and strategy of a case;

3. Establishing a positive and trusting solicitor-client relationship;

4. Offering honest legal advice to optimize a favorable outcome; and

5. Developing a cost-effective case plan that considers dispute resolution options outside of court.

Angie has a high success rate in settling matters for client’s outside of the courtroom.  When a case benefits from the court’s intervention, she is intentional and strategic in her advocacy, which delivers her client’s positive results.

Angie is an author and contributor to the British Columbia Family Practice Manual used by lawyers to navigate the practice and procedural aspect of family law.  She has volunteered as a guest lecturer at Langara Community College and Simon Fraser University on topics of mediation, dispute resolution, and professional development, and has been asked to moderate events organized by groups such as the Vancouver Police Department.  Angie enjoys the performing arts and is a Board of Director for Karen Jamieson Dance.  During her free time, you will find her spending quality time with her family and friends around the community.


I am also a certified Family Law Mediator. If you want to learn more about how mediation can help you resolve a family law dispute please visit our Mediation page.

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