ABOUT

My practice is focused on providing unbundled legal services to provide clients with certainty over price and time frames.

I specialize in drafting agreements and coaching clients who plan to attend mediation without lawyers.

Originally from London, Ontario, I moved to Victoria in 2007 to attend the University of Victoria Law School. I spent my first years of practice in a boutique family law firm. In 2016 I opened Atkinson Family Law to focus my practice on providing more accessible and unbundled legal services.

In addition to my practice, I have worked at the University of Victoria Law Centre as a lawyer supervisor, overseeing and providing guidance to law students representing clients on a variety of legal issues.

I love living in Victoria and am very involved in the community. I volunteer my time on the Board of Directors of the Victoria Women’s Transition House, an organization which is committed to ending intimate partner violence and I am on the Board of Directors of African Leaders of Tomorrow which provides support for orphaned children in Tanzania to pursue their education.

Professional Involvement

  • Member of the Canadian Bar Association.
  • Executive Member of the Canadian Bar Associate Unbundled Legal Services Section.
  • Member of the Victoria Collaborative and Separation Professionals Group.
  • Member of the Victoria Bar Association.