Farris LLP: Vancouver's Law Firm

Amanda Winters


Telephone: 604 661 9315

Facsimile: 604 661 9349

Email: awinters@farris.com

Amanda Winters is an associate in our Family and Estate Litigation groups. She represents clients in both family and estate matters, and has a particular interest in matters where these two areas of law intersect. Amanda takes a results-oriented approach to litigation, including negotiating or mediating settlements when in her clients’ interests. She has represented clients at all levels of court in British Columbia, as well as courts in other Canadian jurisdictions. Amanda appears frequently in Supreme Court Chambers and has conducted trials in Provincial Court and Supreme Court.

Amanda was called to the British Columbia bar in March 2014. Before joining Farris, Amanda clerked at the British Columbia Court of Appeal and worked for a large regional law firm in Vancouver with a focus on family and civil litigation.

On a personal note, Amanda grew up in Kamloops, B.C. before making Vancouver her home. She returns to Kamloops often to visit family and friends, and to enjoy the dry weather. In her previous lives, Amanda was an English teacher overseas, a synchronized swimming coach, and a movie columnist for an independent newspaper. When not at the office, Amanda spends her spare time with her husband Jesse exploring Vancouver’s latest and greatest restaurants, and getting lost in books from her eclectic “must read” list.

Publications and Presentations

  • December 2015, “UAVs and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms” Canadian Privacy Law Review;
  • “The Law of Escheat in Canada” (2014) 34:1 Estates, Trusts & Pensions Journal 40, Co-Author with Andrew MacKay and Ingrid Tsui.


  • University of Calgary (J.D., 2012)
  • Thompson Rivers University (B.A., 2003)

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • Canadian Bar Associate, B.C. Branch – Member;
  • Law Society of British Columbia – Member;
  • West Coast LEAF – Member.

  • Called to the British Columbia Bar (2014)