I have witnessed this many times, in long, drawn-out court battles over property and children that left families financially and emotionally devastated.  And this is why I’m committed to providing a more respectful, productive alternative through collaborative family law and mediation.

I believe that everyone has the innate ability to create their own solutions given the right information and guidance. I also believe that moments of conflict offer an opportunity to increase understanding and bring about positive change.

And, as the mother of a young child, I am passionate about resolving conflict in a way that prioritizes the needs and interests of children.

As a result, my priority is to support my clients in creating solutions unique to their needs as individuals and as a family. As a lawyer and mediator, I address the whole picture, including legal, financial, relational, and emotional aspects of each situation, to obtain the best possible outcome.

Together, we resolve issues creatively and cooperatively.

If this approach sounds like a match for you needs, or if you’d like to learn more, please contact me with questions or to schedule a private consultation.

Respectfully yours,


Education and Admissions

  • Powerful Non-Defensive Communication, Sharon Strand Ellison

  • Certificate in Negotiation, ADR Institute of Alberta

  • 250 hours of Communication and Conflict Management training, ADR Institute of Alberta

  • Admission, Alberta Bar

  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Alberta

  • Bachelor of Science in Agriculture with Distinction, University of Alberta

Professional Memberships

  • Co-Chair of the Association of Collaborative Family Professionals (Edmonton)

  • The Law Society of Alberta

  • The Association of Collaborative Family Professionals (Edmonton)

  • Alberta Family Mediation Society

  • The International Association of Collaborative Professionals

  • The Alternative Dispute Resolution Institute of Alberta

  • The Alternative Dispute Resolution Institute of Canada

  • The Canadian Bar Association


Giving Back

Epona Law and Mediation donates a portion of profits to support post-secondary education of young women from the Deak Kum Pa orphanage in Laos, providing them skills and opportunity for a better future.


Thank you so much for your professionalism and courteous respectful service.
— Donna
Thank you for having my best interests at heart. The world needs more lawyers like you that really care.
— Peggy