Jennifer A. Rowbotham
BUSINESS NAME: Jennifer A. Rowbotham, Barrister & Solicitor
ADDRESS: Resolve Family Law 307-1275 West 6th Ave Vancouver, BC V6H 1A6
I believe that for most families, the legal issues between separating couples are best dealt with out of court. My experience in court has taught me that giving up control over the outcome to a judge rarely leaves people satisfied. While there are often compromises in a collaborative process, people are usually happier with the outcomes, and relationships can be preserved.
I began my career working in corporate and technology law but quickly sought more of a human connection to the work I did. I trained in collaborative law and mediation in 2002 and 2003.
I then worked in the areas of family law, parent/teen mediation, and eventually child protection law as counsel for the Director of Child, Family and Community Service. I left the full-time practice of child protection law, but wishing to keep my focus on helping people and children, refocused my practice on general family law and mediation.
I was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta and received a Bachelor of Arts Degree (English major) from the University of Calgary in 1996 and a Bachelor of Laws Degree from the University of Alberta in 1999. I reside in Vancouver with my husband and two children and enjoy cycling, walks with friends and family, and teaching yoga.