Partner / Litigator
Paul has an undergraduate degree from UBC and a law degree from the University of Toronto. He was called to the Bar in 1985. Paul was in the litigation department of a full-service law firm, conducting commercial cases of all types, before joining this firm in 1993. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2008.
Since then he has devoted his time to the financial aspects of family law matters, including division of property, spousal support, and child support. Paul specializes in finding tax-effective solutions to the settlement of cases involving complex corporate structures and trusts.
Paul also works with tax and estate-planning professionals in advising clients on the creation of family asset protection plans, including marriage and cohabitation agreements, and in shaping the organizational structures of family-owned businesses.
He is the author of numerous papers on the financial aspects of family law, and has lectured extensively for the Continuing Legal Education Society, the Pacific Business & Law Institute, the Trial Lawyers’ Association of British Columbia and the Inns of Court. Paul served as the Chair of the Canadian Bar Association British Columbia's Judicial Advisory Committee from 2009 to 2012.
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Senior Counsel / Certified Mediator / Certified Arbitrator
Karen is a family law lawyer, arbitrator, and mediator. She has been engaged in the practice of family law since 1975, and as a neutral in labour arbitration since 1995. She was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1985.
Karen has extensive experience in complex negotiations, trials, and appeals involving property division, child and spousal support, and parenting arrangements for children. Karen also acts as an arbitrator and mediator in family law and labour law matters.
Karen’s experience as a mediator and arbitrator allows parties to choose a confidential process that best suits their needs. Please see a more complete description under Mediation and Arbitration.
She is a former Bencher and Treasurer (President) of the Law Society of British Columbia. Karen is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and a member of the Canadian Bar Association’s Family Law Section.
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Partner / Litigator
Eli attended law school at the University of Victoria, graduating in 2007. During law school he received awards for high academic standing. Eli was called to the bar in 2008, and practiced for several years as a junior litigation associate in a prominent Vancouver corporate commercial firm before joining Aaron Gordon Daykin Nordlinger LLP in 2011 to practice family law.
He has conducted trials in British Columbia Provincial Court and Supreme Court, and has considerable experience assisting senior counsel on large, complex files dealing with property division and support issues. Eli regularly presents at professional development seminars for the Continuing Legal Education Society of BC.
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Partner / Litigator / Certified Mediator
Jacqueline G. McQueen obtained her BA from York University and her law degree at Osgoode Hall Law School in 1993. She was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1995, the British Columbia Bar in 1996 and the New Zealand Bar in 2001. She was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2020.
Whether as a litigator or a mediator, Jacqui seeks to find creative and enduring solutions to family disputes – including those related to the parenting of children, child and spousal support, and a wide variety of financial issues.
As a mediator, Jacqui seeks to assist parties reach agreement on contentious issues, and to help parties develop a decision making process that can be applied to future disputes where relationships will be ongoing due to shared parenting commitments or financial ties. The flexibility of the mediation process allows parties to exercise significant control over the outcome, and an opportunity to reach creative solutions that might not be entertained by the Court. To document any agreement reached, Jacqui will prepare Memoranda of Understanding, Minutes of Settlement, or a Separation Agreement, depending on the nature of the matter and instructions of the individuals involved.
As family law counsel, Jacqui prepares written marriage and separation agreements, specifically tailored to the needs of her clients.
As a litigator, Jacqui has appeared before all levels of Court in both Ontario and British Columbia. In most cases, even where a litigation process has been commenced, an out-of-court settlement may still be achieved through negotiation or other dispute resolution processes. In some cases, litigation is necessary to overcome significant differences, and Jacqui works to provide careful and robust representation.
Jacqui was elected as a Bencher for the Law Society of British Columbia as of January 2019. She was appointed Chair of the Practice Standards Committee in 2020, and continues in this role. She is Vice-Chair of the Rule of Law and Lawyer Independence Advisory Committee. She has also served on the Access to Legal Services Advisory Committee and the Unauthorized Practice Committee. Jacqui is a member of the British Columbia Law Institute Pension Division Review Project.
Jacqui has been active in various subsections of the Canadian Bar Association – BC Branch, including holding executive positions. She has volunteered with the Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, contributing to Annotated Family Practice and as a presenter, and with the Law Society of British Columbia’s Professional Legal Training Course as a moot court judge. She has practiced in a variety of litigation settings with an emphasis on family law, including pension division. In addition to her legal practice, Jacqui has volunteered in her community in a variety of capacities. She formerly sat on the Board of 365Give, a registered BC not-for-profit Society that has developed an educational program that encourages kids to give back to the world every day.
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Partner / Litigator
Annie has been a lawyer with Aaron Gordon Daykin Nordlinger LLP since 2007. Annie received her Bachelor of Arts (English) from the University of Prince Edward Island in 2001. She was awarded the Law Foundation of Nova Scotia Scholarship, and received her Bachelor of Laws from Dalhousie University in 2005.
Annie was called to the British Columbia Bar in 2006 and practices exclusively in the area of family law. She has conducted trials in the British Columbia Provincial and Supreme Courts and appeared before the Court of Appeal of British Columbia.
Annie was an executive member of the Canadian Bar Association British Columbia (Vancouver) Family Law Subsection from 2007 to 2014, serving as the subsection's co-chair from 2011 to 2013. Annie has taught numerous Continuing Legal Education seminars for lawyers and legal staff. She is a contributing author to publications including the Continuing Legal Education Society’s Desk Order Divorce: An Annotated Guide and Introducing Evidence at Trial: A British Columbia Handbook. Annie has been a member of the editorial board for the BC Family Practice Manual since 2016.
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Associate / Collaborative Practitioner / Litigator
Anne received her law degree from UBC in 2001. She articled at Davis & Company in Vancouver and was called to the Bar in British Columbia in 2002, at which time she commenced practicing family law with Karen F. Nordlinger & Associates. She has been with Aaron Gordon Daykin Nordlinger LLP since 2010.
Anne has written and presented papers on an array of family law issues for the Continuing Legal Education Society and is a regular editor of the CLEBC BC Family Practice Manual.
Anne is a member of the Vancouver Collaborative Divorce Group, and the BC Collaborative Roster Society, and is pleased to be expanding her Collaborative divorce practice. While the majority of her cases resolve outside of court through the Collaborative process, mediation, or other alternate dispute methods, she has argued cases at the BC Provincial and Supreme Courts, as well as the Court of Appeal.
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Associate / Litigator / Certified Mediator
Angela was called to the British Columbia Bar in 2005 and has worked at two boutique family law firms in Downtown Vancouver prior to joining AGDN. Since 2006, Angela’s practice has been focused on the resolution of complex family law matters. She has successfully argued cases in the Supreme Court across British Columbia and in the Yukon as well as in the Court of Appeal.
Angela commenced her legal career in Germany where she obtained a law degree from the University of Cologne in 1998. She was called to the Bar in Germany and successfully completed the judicial training program which qualified her to be a judge in the German civil law system in 2001.
In 2002, Angela moved to Canada and completed her Canadian common law studies at the University of British Columbia. During her time at UBC law school, Angela won the American Bar Association Negotiation Competition in 2002 and worked as a research assistant in the area of international law.
Since 2013, Angela has served as an executive member of the Canadian Bar Association (Vancouver) Family Law Subsection and served as the subsections Co-Chair from 2017 - 2019. Angela was an executive member of the Women Lawyers Forum for six years and served as Co-Chair of the WLF Education Committee from 2007 - 2009 and 2014 - 2018.
In addition to English, Angela is fluent in German and represents many German-speaking clients.
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Associate / Litigator / Collaborative Practitioner
Clara received her BA from Simon Fraser University in 2005, and she received her LLB from the University of Alberta in 2009. After completing her articling year in Calgary, she was called to the Alberta bar in 2010, and, soon after, she was called to the BC bar in 2011. Clara joined Aaron Gordon Daykin Nordlinger LLP in 2011, and she now practices exclusively in the area of family law.
Clara is a member of the Canadian Bar Association’s Vancouver Family Law subsection. She is a contributing author to the Continuing Legal Education Society’s publication Family Law Agreements: Annotated Precedents. She is also the coordinator for the Access Pro Bono Society’s Family Law Roster Program. Clara is an apprentice member of the Collaborative Divorce Vancouver Society, and she is pleased to be expanding her Collaborative divorce practice.
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Associate / Litigator
Brandon joined Aaron Gordon Daykin Nordlinger as an associate in 2018. Originally from Campbell River, B.C. Brandon received his BSc (honours) in Psychology from the University of Victoria in 2011, and his law degree from the University of Calgary in 2014. After completing his articles in Calgary, Brandon was called the Alberta bar in 2015 and practiced with a prominent family law boutique until the end of 2017. He was called to the British Columbian bar in 2018.
Brandon’s family law practice includes all areas of family law, with a particular interest in financial matters. He has experience resolving cases through both negotiated settlement and litigation, and has represented clients at the provincial and superior court level in both British Columbia and Alberta. Brandon has volunteered with the Canadian Bar Association, Calgary Legal Guidance, and coached students for the Legal Education Society of Alberta.
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Associate / Litigator
Ana received her Bachelor of Arts (With Distinction) in Psychology from Simon Fraser University in 2013 and her Juris Doctor from the University of British Columbia in 2017. She was called to the British Columbia Bar in 2018.
As a law student Ana summered with Rise Women’s Legal Centre where she provided family law representation and legal services to low-income clients. After completing her articles in family law, Ana practiced at a boutique family law firm before joining Aaron Gordon Daykin Nordlinger as an associate in 2018. Ana has experience negotiating out of court settlements and has appeared in both the Provincial and Supreme Courts of British Columbia.
Ana is a member of the Canadian Bar Association and currently sits on the executive committee of the Canadian Bar Association’s Unbundled Legal Services subsection.
In addition to English, Ana is fluent in Serbian, Croatian, and Bosnian.
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Associate / Litigator
Chelsea received her Bachelor of Arts (With Distinction) in Criminology from Simon Fraser University in 2012 and her Senior Status LL.B. from the University of Leicester in England in 2015 following the completion of an accelerated two-year program.
Upon returning to Vancouver, Chelsea joined Aaron Gordon Daykin Nordlinger LLP in an administrative capacity in 2015. Following the successful completion of her qualification exams, she obtained her Certificate of Qualification from the National Committee on Accreditation of the Federal Law Societies of Canada in 2017.
Chelsea began her articles with AGDN in 2019 with a focus on family law. During her articling term, Chelsea also completed secondments in criminal defence, legal research and civil litigation. She was called to the British Columbia Bar in 2020.
Chelsea has appeared in both the Provincial and Supreme Courts of British Columbia and is a member of the Canadian Bar Association.
She enjoys commuting to work and riding around Vancouver on her e-scooter.
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Senior Counsel (Retired)
Jack is a senior litigator with extensive experience, particularly in family law, both in Canada and South Africa. Jack did a post-graduate law degree at Oxford University, after completing undergraduate and law degrees at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, where he practised as a barrister for 17 years. He began practicing family law in Vancouver in 1982.
Jack has retired from the active practice of law, but remains involved with Aaron Gordon Daykin Nordlinger LLP in a consultative capacity.
Senior Partner (deceased, 2016)
George was a senior partner who was widely respected as an example of rectitude and decency in the field of family law. He raised the level of sensitivity and responsibility, particularly in the resolution of child parenting conflicts, to a degree rarely encountered elsewhere and inspired the lawyers in our firm to follow his example. His meticulous attention to detail was much appreciated by clients, his colleagues and the Bench.