Theresa Stowe’s practice focuses on all aspects of family law, including “high conflict” custody, reproductive technology, and complex financial issues.

Education and Bar Admission

  • BA, Political Science:  Simon Fraser University, 1982
  • L.L.B: University of British Columbia, 1985
  • Called to the Bar of British Columbia, 1986
  • Accredited mediator under the current criteria of the Law Society of British Columbia

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia, 1990 to 2006
  • Canadian Bar Association, 1986 to present
  • American Bar Association, 2009 to present
  • Member of the Provincial Counsel of the BC Branch of the CBA, 2004 to 2005
  • Former Chair, Legal Committee of West Coast Leaf, 2004 and 2005
  • Member of Board of Directors of West Coast Leaf, 2004 to 2006
  • Guest lecturer at UBC Law School 2007, 2009 and 2010
  • Guest lecturer at Canadian Labour Congress Winter School, 1995 to 2010
  • Presenter, Trial Lawyers Association of B.C. 1993, “Beyond the Statute of Limitation: Suing for Sexual Assault”
  • Presenter, Trial Lawyers Association of Saskatchewan, 1993, “Managing the Plaintiff’s Case in Historical Abuse Cases”
  • Presenter at BC Justice Institute, 1994, “Civil Remedies for Childhood Sexual Abuse”
  • Presenter at B.C. Insurance Institute Seminar, 1997, “Civil Suits for Childhood Sexual Abuse”
  • Presenter at Trial Lawyers Association, 1997, “Unjust Enrichment in Family Law”
  • Panel Chair, Biennial BC Family Law Conference, 2003
  • Presenter at Family Law Boot Camp (CLE), 2007 and 2008
  • Completed Parenting Coordinator course at Loyola University, Chicago, IL
  • Completed Family Violence course through the Justice Institute of British Columbia
  • Presenter at CLE course: “The New Family Law Act: Gearing Up Your Practice”


  • Family Law Boot Camp Basics – Course Materials, October 2007
  • Family Law Boot Camp Basics – Course Materials, March 2008
  • Family Law Practice Manual, Written update, 2007 and 2008
  • Transition Guide to Family Law Act, 2012


When Ms. Stowe is not practising law, she may be found roaming the streets of New York City, eating tapas in Barcelona or digging in her garden.