|Samantha Simpson is a subject editor for JP Boyd on Family Law, and is jointly responsible for the pages on Family Violence. Samantha's family law practice includes all areas of family law with a particular interest in disputes involving children, including child protection matters. While Samantha regularly appears in court, she is a certified collaborative family law lawyer who regularly uses means outside of the court system, such as negotiation and mediation.
Samantha received her Bachelor of Social Work from McGill University and her Master of Science in Social Work from Columbia University. She studied law at the University of Victoria and was called to the British Columbia Bar in 2011. She received her certification as a collaborative family law lawyer in 2015.
Samantha has taught family law at the University of British Columbia, and was a contributing author to the family violence section of the publication Family Law Act Transition Guide, produced by Continuing Legal Education British Columbia. She has presented at the National Family Law Conference on the topic of queer parents and on the law around parental alienation.
Samantha's education and practical experience in the field of social work inspired her to pursue a career in family law. She is an associate with the firm of Jenkins Marzban Logan in Vancouver, and was called to the Bar in 2011. She is a 2010 graduate of the University of Victoria's law faculty.