Alberta and Northwest Territories
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I am proud that I have the ability and privilege to be able to work for families of children who have unfortunately been injured through the negligence of a doctor, nurse, midwife or hospital.
I have been at Weir Bowen since the start of my legal career in 2009, and I’ve had the good fortune to have worked with pioneers in the medical malpractice area. When you hire me, you get the benefit of not just my experience, but the experience of our team.
Most of my clients have never been involved in a lawsuit in their lives. Making the decision to sue somebody is not easy, but I feel quite lucky to assist people in making that decision and guiding them through litigation, if that is what they choose to do.
I feel that it is important that every person who is wondering about pursuing a medical malpractice claim receives that advice from a lawyer who practices in the area. I have taught other lawyers and medical professionals on various legal topics.
While this area of law can be sad at times, my young children keep me busy and help me keep a balanced perspective. When I am not spending time with my family or practicing law, I spend time in the community volunteering for the boards of the Alberta Civil Trial Lawyers Association and iHuman Youth Society.
I am proud to say that I am a founding organizing committee member of the Women’s Legal Forum with the Alberta Civil Trial Lawyers Association, which is an initiative for women to support other women in the practice of law, while fundraising for a worthy charity.
Memberships and Accolades:
- Alberta Civil Trial Lawyers Association – President’s Award (2015)
- Alberta Civil Trial Lawyers Association – Treasurer (2016-Present); Vice-President, Seminars North (2011-2016)
- American Association for Justice – member of Birth Trauma and Professional Negligence sections
- Law Society of Alberta – 2010
- Canadian Bar Association – Civil Litigation and Health Law Subsections