As a family law lawyer, Zoe represents and advises clients with regard to a wide variety of matters, such as negotiating and drafting agreements and settlements regarding parenting, financial support, and asset division. She can advise and assist clients before, during, or after marriage or a common-law relationship, and, when necessary, she is a very capable and effective advocate in court.
Zoe is also a certified Collaborative Law practitioner. As such, she represents clients with commitment and skill, but also with empathy and a recognition of the value of dispute resolution.
Zoe was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta, and attended law school at the University of British Columbia. Zoe is a member of the Law Societies of British Columbia and Alberta.
During her time at law school, she interned with West Coast LEAF and worked as the senior editor for the Canadian Journal of Family Law. In 2020, after three years of practice at a boutique family law firm in downtown Calgary, she returned to Vancouver and joined the team at PLLR.
Zoe is sensitive to the historical complexity and stress underlying many family law disputes. In all cases, she attempts to reduce both the emotional and financial impact experienced by clients during separation and the resulting legal processes. She encourages her clients to seek practical and fair solutions through alternative dispute resolution if appropriate, but she is also a strong courtroom advocate as and when necessary.
Zoe believes in the importance of ensuring that her clients have a clear understanding of the legal nuances impacting their lives, and of working with them to determine the best path forward.
Outside of the office, Zoe can be found skiing (downhill or Nordic), cycling, or immersed in a good book.
Areas of Practice
- Family Law
- 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
- British Columbia, 2020
- Alberta, 2017
- Peter A. Allard School of Law, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
- J.D. – 2016
- Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota, USA
- B.A. – 2013
Honours: Magna cum laude
- B.A. – 2013
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Law Society of Alberta – Member
- Law Society of British Columbia – Member