I practice in the area of Family Law.
The biggest lesson I was taught in life is that nothing in life is certain, and to value those crucial moments where my brain, heart and gut disagree.
John Allen Paulos wrote it best when he said, “Uncertainty is the only certainty there is, and knowing how to live with insecurity is the only security.”
I was born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta. Family business escapades moved my family to Vancouver, and then to Surrey. After spending 6 years living in the UK and Europe, I moved to Victoria, and recently relocated to the beautiful community of Bear Mountain.
The Westshore is a culture within a culture, combined with scenic beauty and amazing food.
1. Lisbon: Foodies paradise!
2. India: Culture, history and continuous culture shock.
3. Edmonton: Home is where the heart is … and the Edmonton Oilers! :)
When not practicing the law, I can be found scribbling down poetry in my
notebook, channeling my inner Michelin star in the kitchen, and
practicing a healthy lifestyle in and outside of the gym.
I deliver more by understanding that each client is more than just a file, and each client has different lived experiences than I do. I actively listen to my clients and understand the uniqueness of each and every individual and their particular set of circumstances. I then utilize the adversities of my life as fuel to further advocate on behalf of my clients to see them through the 'storm’.
once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how
you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is
really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm,
you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all
I have an uncanny knack for sticking my nose where it doesn’t belong when it comes to challenging stigma in the world. I am extremely passionate for Human Rights, specifically on behalf of gender equality initiatives, sex trafficking in Asia, and through my own unique lived experiences with an invisible disability, I advocate for those living life with disabilities (both visible and invisible).
Simply put, Jessi loves to make SHIFT happen.