Emily Anderson was born and raised in Abbotsford and is pleased to be practicing law in her hometown.
After obtaining a Bachelor of Arts degree from UBC in 2005, Emily graduated with honours and first class standing from the University of Alberta Law School in 2008. Emily was called to the Alberta bar in 2009 and maintained a general practice, including litigation and family law, as well as real estate and corporate-commercial work. In 2012, Emily and her family relocated back to beautiful British Columbia. Emily’s practice at Linley Welwood includes Wills, Estates and Family Law.
Emily prides herself on being skilled at negotiating reasonable, practical and long-lasting solutions for her clients out of court. Having been involved as legal counsel in high-conflict and acrimonious divorces, and seeing the negative impact that intense and prolonged litigation can have on families, Emily decided to become a Family Law Mediator in 2018. In mediation, parties work with a neutral third-party professional to guide them in identifying the issues, facilitating effective communication and assisting them in reaching flexible, balanced, personalized solutions. She is now accredited by the Law Society of British Columbia as a certified Family Law Dispute Resolution Professional and looks forward to serving Abbotsford as one of only a few lawyer-mediators.
Outside of the office, Emily is busy dancing, practicing yoga, volunteering and enjoying the great outdoors with her husband and their three young daughters.