As a civil litigator, Laura’s practice has focused on matters involving serious personal injury and wrongful death, defamation, professional negligence, commercial claims involving large losses and employment disputes involving wrongful dismissal, human rights, harassment and accommodation issues. She acts for insurers as well as academic institutions, amateur sport organizations, a senior law enforcement agency and businesses. As a former member of Canada’s national biathlon team, Laura takes a particular interest in sports law. She has acted for professional athletes and advised amateur athletes and sports organizations in respect of matters involving discipline, bullying, sexual harassment and team selection.
Clients can count on Laura to take immediate action when a legal matter arises. From her initial meeting with stakeholders and review of the case material, she makes timely recommendations on the steps that will help her clients get on top of an issue. Meticulous in her preparations, Laura excels when her research and drafting skills are put to the test to deliver solutions to complex and unusual claims. She has appeared before all levels of Court in Alberta and participated in arbitration proceedings, complex multi-party mediations, judicial review applications and professional disciplinary proceedings.
Laura recognizes that each client and dispute is unique. She has a strong awareness of each particular client’s preference for how a matter is progressed and tailors strategies to reach satisfactory and timely resolutions to their problems.
Laura remains an active athlete and can often be found hiking or skiing the mountains surrounding her hometown of Canmore.
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