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Elizabeth Wong
Vancouver Family Lawyer


Elizabeth decided to become a Vancouver family lawyer from the moment she won the prestigious Barbara Bluman Award in family dispute resolution while attending law school. By then she had won more awards in academics and sports that she could count, but this award guided her career path and landed her in family law in BC.

Dispute resolution had always been her talent and her vision of resolving family law issues through mediation and settlements made her a firm believer that all cases, no matter how impossible and difficult, can be resolved outside of court and such belief makes her your ideal family lawyer if you want to settle your family law case. That is not to say her charm, honesty and smile do not win over judges and other lawyers in Court. Her intelligent mind and personable presence are her winning ingredients both inside and outside of Court.

Elizabeth practices exclusively as a Vancouver family lawyer and is experienced in all aspects of family law, including guardianship, parenting responsibilities, parenting time, property division, child support, and spousal support.

Elizabeth’s Talents and Experience

Elizabeth is a passionate family law litigator who has assisted clients at multiple court and tribunal levels, including:

  • the BC Supreme Court,
  • BC Provincial Court,
  • the Residential Tenancy Branch,
  • the Downtown Community Court,
  • the BC Human Rights Tribunal,
  • the Tax Court of Canada, and;
  • the Federal Court of Appeal.

She is a member in good standing of the Trial Lawyers’ Association of British Columbia and the Law Society of British Columbia.

Prior to joining YLaw Group, Elizabeth articled at a full-service law firm and worked for a family litigation boutique specializing in high-conflict and high-networth separations.

In addition, Elizabeth is a skilful negotiator with experience in representing clients at mediation and case conferences. When negotiating on behalf of clients, Elizabeth thinks outside the box and come up with creative solutions in order to meet clients’ needs.

Elizabeth’s Achievements 

Elizabeth was selected by the Justice Education Society of BC to lead the Parenting After Separation workshop, a course for separating parents that focuses on effective communication, negotiation skills, options for resolving family disputes, and community resources.

Elizabeth completed both her undergraduate studies and law degree at the University of British Columbia. During her university studies, she won a number of academic awards, including but not limited to:

  • the Barbara Bluman Memorial Prize in Dispute Resolution,
  • the Chinese Canadian Medical Society Scholarship,
  • the UBC Student Scholarship in Arts,
  • the Trek Excellence Scholarship, and;
  • the Golden Key International Honour Society designation.

On top of a full-time academic course load, she volunteered as a Clinician for the Law Students’ Legal Advice Program and served as an Editor for both the Canadian Journal of Family Law and the UBC Law Review.

Elizabeth’s Secret for Success

There is no substitute for hard work and preparation, and Elizabeth makes sure that she knows her client’s case inside and out. Elizabeth predicts likely outcomes for her client’s case in court, which contributes to successful negotiation and settlement offers. She recognizes that each client’s situation is unique, and she analyzes each file on a case-by-case basis. Elizabeth recognizes that litigation and the divorce process can be expensive, and she seeks to find cost-effective resolutions that meet clients’ needs.

Your First Impression of Elizabeth

When you first meet Elizabeth, you will be greeted with a lovely, personable smile and an honest presence that will do anything to make you feel at ease. She is incredibly intelligent and will think about you and your case both during and outside of office hours. She is very good at coming up with appropriate strategies and being fully prepared when it comes to legal arguments relating to your case.

She spends a lot of time and effort in understanding and preparing for your case. She does not cut corners and will give you the quality of service many people can only dream of. Needless to say, being in her hands means feeling protected and content.

Elizabeth’s Personal Life

Outside of the office, Elizabeth is an active member of the Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers. Elizabeth enjoys distance running and is training for her second marathon.

To contact Elizabeth Wong, please call 604-974-9529 or email elizabeth@ylaw.ca.