Samantha Simpson’s family law practice includes all areas of family law, with a particular interest in disputes involving children, including representing parents in disputes involving the Ministry of Children and Family Development.
Whether the family law dispute in front of her pertains to children or is solely financial, Samantha approaches all legal challenges with empathy and skill. While regularly appearing in court on behalf of her clients, she is also a certified Collaborative Family Law lawyer and regularly resolves family law matters outside of the court system through negotiation and mediation.
In addition to her client work, Samantha has taught Family Law at the University of British Columbia and presented at the National Family Law Conference—in 2014 on the topic of “Queer Parents and the Law,” and in 2018 on “Parental Alienation.”
Education & Bar Admissions
- BSW, McGill University, 2005
- M.Sc., Social Work, Columbia University, 2006
- J.D., University of Victoria, 2010
- Called to the Bar of British Columbia, 2011
- Collaborative Family Law Certification, 2015
- Family Law Mediator, 2017
Appointments & Activities
- Co-editor, Family Violence section, JP Boyd on Family Law, Clicklaw Wikibooks
- Contributing author, Family Violence section, Family Law Act Transition Guide
- Volunteer, Rise Women’s Legal Center
Memberships & Associations
- Law Society of British Columbia
Seminars & Speaking Engagements
Samantha presented at the 2022 National Family Law Conference on the topic of Polyamorous Families in Family Law. The paper is titled “Put Bluntly, We need to Contemplate Polyamory”.
Samantha has written papers and presented at several conferences on a variety of topics including, “Evidence in Family Law” for the Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia and “Access to parents and children’s counselling records” for the Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia.