May 2022

Emily earned her Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from the University of Victoria (with distinction) in 2011. She went on to complete her law degree at the University of British Columbia, earning her JD in 2015. Articling with a national firm in Vancouver, and then transferring to the firm’s Edmonton office, Emily was called to the Alberta bar in 2016. She earned her Trust and Estate Practitioner (TEP) designation from STEP Canada in 2021.

Areas of Practice:

  • Wills & Estate Planning
  • Enduring Powers of Attorney
  • Personal Directives
  • Probate & Estate Administration
  • Trusts

MEET THE TEAM

Underwood Gilholme works with your family to plan for the future

Terry E. GilholmeB.A. Special (with Distinction), LL.B.
Areas of Practice:

  • Wills & Estate Planning
  • Enduring Powers of Attorney
  • Personal Directives
  • Probate & Estate Administration
  • Trusts
Jason E. SweeneyB.A. (Hons.), LL.B.
Areas of Practice:

  • Wills & Estates Planning
  • Enduring Powers of Attorney
  • Personal Directives
  • Charitable Gifts
  • Trusts
Andrea BlonskyB.A. (with distinction), LL.B. (with distinction)
Areas of Practice:

  • Wills & Estate Planning
  • Enduring Powers of Attorney
  • Personal Directives
  • Estate Administration
  • Real Estate
  • Small Business Corporations
Jonathan NgP. Eng., LL.B.
Areas of Practice:

  • Wills & Estate Planning
  • Enduring Powers of Attorney
  • Personal Directives
  • Probate & Estate Administration
  • Trusts
Shamsha Damji B.Comm. (with Distinction), LL.B.
Areas of Practice:

  • Wills & Estate Planning
  • Enduring Powers of Attorney
  • Personal Directives
  • Estate Administration
  • Contentious Estates
  • Adult Guardianship & Trusteeship
  • Trusts
Ailsa McGurkB.Sc.OT, M.Sc (with distinction), J.D.
Areas of Practice:

  • Wills & Estate Planning
  • Enduring Powers of Attorney
  • Personal Directives
  • Estate Administration
  • Adult Guardianship & Trusteeship
  • Trusts
Janice M. ElmquistB.A., LL.B., TEP
Areas of Practice:

  • Wills & Estate Planning
  • Enduring Powers of Attorney
  • Personal Directives
  • Probate & Estate Administration
  • Estate Dispute Resolution
  • Adult Guardianship & Trusteeship
  • Trusts
Derek T. JonesB.A., J.D.
Areas of Practice:

  • Wills & Estate Planning
  • Enduring Powers of Attorney
  • Personal Directives
  • Probate & Estate Administration
  • Trusts
Emily SmythB.A. (with distinction), J.D., TEP
Areas of Practice:

  • Wills & Estate Planning
  • Enduring Powers of Attorney
  • Personal Directives
  • Probate & Estate Administration
  • Trusts
Christianne MurphyB.A. (Honours), J.D., TEP
Areas of Practice:

  • Wills & Estate Planning
  • Enduring Powers of Attorney
  • Personal Directives
  • Estate Administration
  • Adult Guardianship & Trusteeship
  • Trusts

RETIRED LAWYERS

Following enjoyable and fulfilling careers, the following estate lawyers have retired. Other lawyers in the firm look forward to serving you with your estate planning and estate administration matters.

Cliff W. Underwood
Cliff W. UnderwoodB.A., M.A., LL.B. (Retired)
Elizabeth R. Shepherd
Elizabeth R. Shepherd B.A., M.L.S., LL.B. (Retired)
Karen TottrupB.A., LL.B. (Retired)