Livia was called to the bar in Ontario in 2013; she moved to the Simcoe County area in 2016 to begin practice with a general practice firm, mainly focusing on family law, civil litigation and wills and estates. Livia developed a passion for family law and quickly developed a reputation with all of her clients and the community for her empathetic and passionate nature.
Livia decided to specialize primarily in family law and joined Galbraith Family Law in 2017 to build her practise. Livia loves assisting clients with their issues, no matter how complex or tumultuous it may be. Livia advocates for her clients passionately and forcefully, but prefers a collaborative approach wherever possible. She does not believe in argument for the sake of argument, but only as a means to resolving conflict within families.
Livia attended Queen’s Law School in Kingston, Ontario. She was awarded the Law Foundation of Ontario’s “Community Commitment Award” for extensive commitment to community service as she was involved in many student organizations and legal clinics where she took leadership roles. Livia spearheaded the Ontario Justice Education Network’s involvement in the Kingston high school community, forging an alliance with Probono Students’ Canada. Livia lead an on-air radio show with a local high school, educating Kingston residents about the law. Livia was also President of the Law & Public Policy Club at law school. Livia previously attended the University of Toronto (U of T) where she specialized in political science and was also involved in many community and student organizations, including student government.
Livia is currently a contributing author to the textbook on family law entitled “Vulnerable Persons: Protection and Remedies in Canada” and is specifically focusing on the section on spousal violence. Livia has assisted both mothers and fathers deal with high conflict situations of spousal violence, intimidation and alienation against the children and finds it very rewarding when she reaches resolution.
Livia’s love for negotiations led her to compete in the International Mediation Advocacy Competition moot while in law school, where she refined her skills in negotiations and mediation. Livia competed with law schools in North America and abroad, and now is fortunate enough to do so as a career! Livia completed her training in collaborative family law in Toronto.
On her off time, Livia enjoys spending time with her baby niece, and has a passion for fitness, swimming, yoga and cooking. She enjoys getting to know the Barrie area and all of its activities.
Livia is a member of the Family Law Association of Simcoe County, the Simcoe County Young Professionals’ Association and the Family Law Association of Ontario. She is on the Social Committee for the Collaborative Practice Lawyers of Simcoe County.