Angela is the “W” in MDW Law. Angela’s career journey has taken flight throughout the world and from coast to coast. From practicing top-shelf commercial litigation in downtown Vancouver to prosecuting crimes to teaching legal rights in Botswana, Angela has sought and embraced every adventure she could find. Yet, it is when she returned to her roots in Nova Scotia that she developed a very successful career as a family lawyer.
Angela’s infectious laugh resonates throughout the office. Angela’s warmth and genuine desire to help ensures that she develops a quick and easy rapport with her clients. But don’t be fooled! Angela has high expectations and demands a lot from herself. She strives to provide excellent service and does everything in her power to provide the best representation possible. Angela is trained in collaborative family law and mediation and practices in all areas of family law. Angela particularly enjoys adoption, complex financial matters, and those cases with an international element. Angela has an increasing repertoire of experience in international divorce, custody and separation.
Angela sits as an adjudicator of the Nova Scotia Small Claims Court, Halifax, which has proved invaluable in honing her own litigation skills. Angela also sits on the Practice Standards Committee (Family Law) with the Nova Scotia Barrister’s Society. Angela has recently been appointed to the CBA National / National ABC International Initiatives Task Force and also does volunteer work with Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada, which has taken her to the United Nations in Geneva.
Angela’s spare time is spent parenting an incredibly funny, determined and spirited preschooler and sweet chocolate lab, Nandi Bea. Angela finds solace from diving into Morris Lake and planning her next travel adventure(s) with her husband.
University of British Columbia, Faculty of Law, 2001
Masters in Public Administration
Dalhousie University, 2005
Acadia University, 1998
Nova Scotia, 2007
British Columbia, 2002