Andrea Petersen is ACE Legal’s Founder and Principal. Andrea primarily practices family law, where she helps people with a range of family law services. She frequently represents clients at B.C. Provincial Court and at B.C. Supreme Court. Her immigration practice is limited to spousal sponsorship and refugee law.
Andrea loves being a lawyer. Her path to becoming a lawyer is not the usual one. In her twenties, Andrea chased her dream of becoming a medical researcher. She graduated from university with a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacology; then she continued on, into post graduate studies doing cancer research. Then the opportunity arose to become a tenured life science lecturer at Vancouver Community College which happened to coincide with Andrea becoming a mother. Being a lecturer enabled Andrea to enjoy a healthy work/life balance.
It is in Andrea’s role as a mother where her interest in becoming a lawyer emerged. Her oldest child struggled with a learning disability and Andrea witnessed the public school system’s inadequacies in helping children with learning disabilities. As a lawyer she believed she could more effectively advocate for resources where required, and truly help make a difference. Andrea has always enjoyed helping people and she is here to help you.
The skills Andrea honed from working as a medical researcher and as a lecturer, such as being inquisitive, detail oriented, and communicating in a clear and concise manner are the same skills that make her an excellent lawyer. She is also comfortable working with people of all ages, walks of life and ethnicities.
Andrea is known as a lawyer who is congenial to work with while fiercely advocating for her clients. Whether she is negotiating and preparing prenuptial, marriage or separation agreements or attending court on issues such as parental alienation or relocation, the quality of Andrea’s work is exemplary and thorough. She has been remarkably successful at obtaining excellent outcomes for her clients.
Born and raised in Vancouver, Andrea enjoys the outdoors and spending time with her family. She resides locally with her two children.
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