Samantha Neill

ASSOCIATE

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Samantha is an associate at Scharfstein Gibbings Walen Fisher LLP. While she practices primarily in the area of Family Law, Samantha also provides services in the areas of Residential Real Estate, Adult Guardianship, and Wills and Estates.

Samantha completed her Bachelor of Arts Honours degree in 2005, the focus of which was divided between Native Studies and Political Studies. From there she went on to attend the University of Saskatchewan College of Law where she had an opportunity to compete along with her teammates at the inaugural Canadian National Mediation Advocacy Competition.

In her last two years at law school, Samantha worked summers at Scharfstein Gibbings Walen Fisher LLP, following which she went on to article at the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission. During a brief detour to a smaller firm following her articles, Samantha was admitted to the Bar in June 2010, and shortly thereafter, she completed her training and certification to work as a Collaborative Lawyer. Samantha returned to Scharfstein Gibbings Walen Fisher LLP on November 1, 2010.

Samantha has extensive litigation experience, particularly in Chambers advocacy. Her family law practice includes divorce, child and spousal support, division of property, parenting, and adoptions. She also has experience with declarations of paternity and amendments to birth certificates, as well as Interspousal Agreements, including Pre-Nuptial Agreements, Cohabitation Agreements and Separation Agreements. She has appeared successfully at Provincial Court and at the Court of Queen’s Bench for Saskatchewan, and has also represented clients in the Independent Assessment Process for attendees of Indian Residential Schools.

Samantha is a passionate advocate for persons living with disabilities and their families, and is engaged by initiatives addressing mental health and addiction issues affecting our communities, and youth, in particular. Samantha currently lives in Saskatoon with her son Ethan, dog Ozzy, and cat Milo.

Education and Experience

2010
Admitted to the Saskatchewan Bar

2010
Certified in Collaborative Law

2009
Bachelor of Laws- University of Saskatchewan

2005
Bachelor of Arts Honours (High Honours) – University of Saskatchewan

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Residential Real Estate
  • Adult Guardianship
  • Wills and Estates
  • Civil Litigation

Professional and Community Involvement

  • Member, Law Society of Saskatchewan
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Collaborative Lawyers of Saskatchewan Inc.
  • Member, Saskatchewan Trial Lawyer’s Association
  • Vice Chair, CBA Family Law North Section for 2015-2017
  • Chair, CBA Family Law North Section for 2017-2019
  • Consultant for Canadian Centre for Professional Legal Development (CPLED)