Alison Ouellet graduated from the University of Victoria in 1998 with a Bachelor of Arts with Distinction (Political Science). She earned her LLB from the University of British Columbia Law School in 2001 and thereafter articled with a major Vancouver law firm. She was called to the bar in 2002.
Ms. Ouellet commenced a speciality in family law in early 2002 and has practiced exclusively in family law ever since. She is experienced in all aspects of family law including divorce, complex asset division, guardianship and parenting issues, and support. She is an accomplished litigator and has appeared before all levels of court including the Supreme Court of Canada where she acted as co-counsel the landmark decision of Leskun v. Leskun (2006 SCC 25). She appears before the Supreme Court of British Columbia and the British Columbia Court of Appeal on a regular basis.
Ms. Ouellet joined Dunnaway Jackson Ouellet as a partner in August 2008. Litigation remains a strong focus of her practice but she appreciates that litigation doesn’t always optimally meet the unique needs of family law clients, particularly where children are involved. As such, she also works with clients to tailor strategies that most effectively and efficiently resolve disputes through negotiation, mediation, or arbitration. She is a member of the Canadian Bar Association and she has presented in the area of family law for family law subsection of the CBA. She has also been a regular PLTC guest instructor at the Law Society in the area of family law.