Clare began her legal career practicing in Vancouver, British Columbia. Originally a family law lawyer, she moved to Victoria in 2018 and broadened her practice to include estate litigation. She now practices exclusively in estate litigation, drawing on her years in the family law bar to better serve blended families, and to help her clients navigate some of their most complex life changes.
Clare feel privileged to have lived in all four corners of Canada. She was born in the Northwest Territories and raised in Southern Ontario. Since then, she has studied on both of Canada’s coasts, first at the University of King’s College in Nova Scotia, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature and Italian Language, and at the University of Victoria where she obtained her J.D. and fell in love with Vancouver Island.
Clare is a member of the Law Society of British Columbia and the Canadian Bar Association Wills, Estates and Trusts Section and the Women’s Lawyer’s Forum. She is a mentor with the CBABC WLF Mentoring program.
She was a contributing author to the Family Law Sourcebook for British Columbia (CLEBC publication) in 2015, 2016, and 2017, and to the CLEBC Family Practice Manual in 2021 and 2022.
When she is not elbows-deep in legal briefs, Clare loves gardening, learning new languages, and exploring the Island’s beaches with her husband and daughter.
Clare is fluent in English and French