Emma has recently moved to Medicine Hat with her husband and daughter to join the Stringam LLP team. She is an experienced litigator and enjoys being in court fighting for her clients. Emma has appeared in all levels of the court in Alberta, being the Provincial Court of Alberta, the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta, and the Alberta Court of Appeal. Her work in those courts has been reported on a number of occasions. Emma is looking forward to using her litigation skills to help serve the Medicine Hat and Brooks communities.

Originally from the Toronto area, Emma completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Toronto in 2009 with a focus on Canadian and International Politics and French Translation.

Upon graduation Emma worked at RBC (the Royal Bank of Canada) in their home and auto insurance department. Emma then moved to Melbourne, Australia where she completed her law degree at the University of Melbourne. In Australia, lawyers maintain the distinction between lawyers who go to court, known as barristers, and lawyers who do not go to court, known as solicitors, hence the phrase “barristers and solicitors” in the title for many law firms. During her time in Australia, Emma learned strong advocacy skills from some of the best barristers in Australia and she applies those skills in her own legal practice. After her time in Australia, she worked for Flett Manning Moore in Fort McMurray for 3 years.

Throughout all of her studies, and for the first year she was in Fort McMurray, Emma worked as a lifeguard and swimming instructor. As such, Emma has developed a love for an active lifestyle with extracurricular activities including swimming, golfing, and yoga.

EDUCATION

  • B.A. | University of Toronto | 2009
  • J.D. | University of Melbourne, Australia | 2013

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