Portrait Photograph of Personal Injury Lawyer Anju Fujioka

Anju Fujioka

Associate Lawyer

Anju is an associate at Beckett. She is in the Sexual Abuse Department and Plaintiff Personal Injury Group.

Anju is a fierce advocate for survivors of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV). She represents victims of sexual assault and abuse across Canada to obtain compensation from responsible individuals and institutions. She also helps survivors navigate university, safe sport, and other regulatory, administrative, and disciplinary proceedings involving doctors, teachers, police officers, and other regulated professionals.

Anju is known for her compassionate and trauma-informed approach, which starts with listening to her clients’ stories and understanding their goals. She empowers clients and works with them to create tailored paths towards healing, accountability, and justice.

Anju’s advocacy extends beyond the courtroom. She works as a Canadian SGBV Expert in an initiative funded by Global Affairs Canada, and has trained key members of the Ministry of Justice of The Gambia to increase their capacity to respond to SGBV crimes. She is also a recurring guest lecturer on trauma-informed practices the University of Western Ontario’s Faculty of Law.

Anju is the Supervising Lawyer and Co-Founder of LISA (Legal Information for Sexual Assault), a pilot project that provides free and confidential legal information to Western University students. It is supported by Community Legal Services and Western Law, and is the first of its kind at a Canadian law school.

Anju cares deeply about community, mentorship, and access to justice. She serves as the Board Vice Chair of Anova, Ontario’s largest sexual assault centre and shelter, and leads its advocacy committee. She also sits on the Board of Directors of the National Women’s Legal Action and Education Fund (LEAF), Canada’s leading feminist legal organization advancing gender equality and human rights through litigation, law reform, and education. Anju volunteers for Pro Bono Ontario’s Free Legal Advice Hotline (civil procedure and workplace sexual harassment), speaks at continuing legal education events, and has supervised several Pro Bono Students Canada initiatives. In November 2023, Anju (a.k.a. “Medusa”) boxed in the Fight to End Homelessness, an event that raised $350,000 for Youth Opportunities Unlimited in London, Ontario.

In 2023, Anju received the prestigious Middlesex Law Association Award for Philanthropy in recognition of her dedication to community.

Anju speaks English, French and Japanese. She holds a B.A. in Honours Political Science and Psychology from McGill University and a J.D. with a Dean’s Certification in Legal French from Western University. In addition to sexual assault cases, Anju assists people injured due to the negligence of others in slip and falls, motor vehicle collisions, and other traumatic accidents.