Angiola De Stefanis, JD
Following undergraduate studies in Political Science and International Relations at the UBC, Angiola obtained her Juris Doctorate at the UBC, School of Law in 1991. After 25 years of practicing law, and being an influential member of the Collaborative law community, Angiola, now focusses her professional endeavours exclusively in the field of peace-building as a mediator and facilitator.
Angiola has had a broad-based legal career that has given her diverse experience across a wide range of areas of the law, including Family Law Litigation, Collaborative Law, Personal Injury, General Civil Litigation, Criminal law, Business Law, Employment Law, Elder Law, Wills and Estate Planning, and Estate Litigation.
Early in her legal career, Angiola became well known for her keen ability to negotiate settlements – long before no-court dispute resolution processes were common. Certified as a mediator since 1995, Angiola’s ability to resolve conflict through negotiation and to create effective, long-lasting solutions has been a hallmark of her career. With warmth and compassion, Angiola supports her clients to negotiate with dignity and integrity to reach creative agreements that incorporate their highest values and best meet their long-term needs.
Angiola shares her passion for people and for contribution through her extensive involvement with Rotary International, for which she has been recognized with some of Rotary’s highest honours. She served on the Board of the Collaborative Divorce Vancouver Society for 7 years (4 as its co-chair) and, most recently, as its first Executive Director. She was a founding member of the BC Collaborative Roster Society and is a former member of the Board of Directors of the International Academy of Collaborative Practitioners.
Areas of Interest
Cohabitation and marriage agreements
Separation agreements (including revisions and updates)
Resolution of discord within families and family businesses
Work place conflict resolution and team building
Board of Directors conflict resolution and team building
Fraser Valley, Greater Vancouver Area