Elizabeth (Liz) is one of those odd people who knew from early on that she was going to be a family lawyer. After focusing on family law throughout law school and her articling years, her connection with this area of law and the people it affects has only grown.
Liz’s main draw to family law stems from her background working with children and youth. Before law school, Liz went to teacher’s college at Queen’s University, and is a fully qualified high school teacher. This experience has led her to prioritize not only her clients’ needs, but also the needs of the children impacted by a separation.
Liz has extensive experience with helping people through all aspects of their separation or divorce. Liz focuses her practice on resolving files outside of court. She can assist with mediation and negotiation, and she is trained in the Collaborative Family Law Process. Liz is also in the process of becoming a accredited mediator. She does whatever she can to help her clients move forward peacefully. She encourages her clients to consider all forms dispute resolution options.
Liz also has a special interest in helping with fertility agreement drafting (sperm donor, egg donor, surrogacy etc.) and independent legal advice.
When she’s not at the office, Liz likes to spend time with her wife and her two unreasonably needy cats. She enjoys reading mediocre books or spending time with friends, and sometimes binge-watching TV shows.
Bachelor of Arts in History (2013) – President’s Honour Roll
Bachelor of Education (2014)
University of Ottawa
Juris Doctor (2018) – Cum Laude
- Member of the Law Society of Ontario
- Member of the Collaborative Family Law Practice Group Ottawa
- Active member on the Board of Directors for Collaborative Divorce Ottawa
- Member of the County of Carleton Law Association
- Member of the Diversity Committee for the County of Carleton Law Association
Member of the Membership Committee for the County of Carleton Law Association