Annemarie has been practising family law for over twenty years. She received a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from the University of Toronto in 1998, and then attended the University of Windsor Law School where she received her Bachelor of Laws in 2001. She was called to the Bar in Ontario in 2002. In 2008, she obtained a Master of Laws from Osgoode Hall Law School.
Since 2004, Annemarie has been employed with Legal Aid Ontario exclusively serving legally aided clients in the areas of family and child protection law. From 2004 to 2009, she worked as family duty counsel serving self-represented clients at the Ottawa Courthouse. From 2009 to 2012, she worked at the Family Law Office, and from 2012 onwards, she has worked at the Integrated Legal Services Office serving legally aided clients in all areas of family law at mediation, and at Court including complex property disputes, Hague Convention child abduction cases, and parenting and support issues.
In 2019, Annemarie was designated a Certified Specialist in Family Law by the Law Society of Ontario.
Annemarie has a special interest in supporting and mentoring legal aid lawyers seeking to join the legal aid panel, articling students, and law students with the University of Ottawa Community Legal Clinic joint placement program. She also serves as a member on the Legal Aid joint professional development committee on behalf of the legal aid lawyers’ union, the Society of United Professionals.