Jessica has practised exclusively in the area of family law for more than nine years. She has extensive experience in a wide range of legal issues including child custody, complex financial matters and property division, including self-employment income and business valuations. Jessica also has special expertise advising clients on inter-jurisdictional issues.
Jessica is valued by her clients and known in the legal community for her honesty, integrity, and depth of legal knowledge. Outside of the office, she is mother to two exuberant kids and an equally energetic dog. She enjoys travelling and hanging out at the beach, where it is more difficult for her family to make a mess.
Before pursuing a particular course or strategy, Jessica will explore all possible options with a client to determine which approach best fits their circumstances. She regularly uses an array of dispute resolution methods ranging from mediation and negotiation to litigation. Her primary objective is to ensure that the benefits of the approach outweigh the costs, and to build innovative, lasting solutions to her clients’ family law problems.
Jessica is trained as a collaborative family lawyer and mediator and has extensive litigation experience at all levels of court in British Columbia, including the Provincial Court, Supreme Court, and Court of Appeal.
Jessica is also a member of the Canadian Bar Association, the Trial Lawyers’ Association of British Columbia, and the American Family and Conciliation Courts.