Dr. Ellen M. Anderson B.A., M.A., LL.B., LL.M., S.J.D.
Location: Innisfil, Ontario, Canada
Ellen can help you with your family law problems, whether you require a cohabitation, marriage or separation agreement. She deals with child support, spousal support, divorce, custody and access issues. Ellen is a qualified Collaborative Family Law Lawyer and serves on the Board of Collaborative Practice Simcoe County. She will work hard to settle your case in a non-adversarial manner through negotiation, but has no hesitation in taking high-conflict matters to court when it is necessary to do so.
In the civil litigation area, Ellen handles employment law, wrongful dismissal, constructive dismissal claims and human rights complaints. Ellen also deals with many other civil law issues including property law disputes and estate litigation. She is a member of FDRIO: Family Dispute Resolution Institute of Ontario (fdrio.ca), a multidisciplinary group of professionals committed to resolving all kinds of family disputes – separations, divorces, estate litigation, family business succession planning – outside the court system whenever it’s possible to do so.
In 2000, Ellen published the authorized biography of Bertha Wilson, who was the first woman judge to be appointed to the Supreme Court of Canada; the biography is an edited version of Ellen's thesis for her doctorate in law. In her previous careers, Ellen taught art history, literature and international tourism at Georgian College for some 12 years and then spent many years at home raising two children before graduating from UofT law school. Ellen, a partner with Anderson Adams, articled with the firm and returned as an associate after she was called to the bar in 1998.