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Barbara Widdowson, Q.C.

Barbara Widdowson, Q.C.

44 years’ experience; focuses on complicated property and support matters; extensive teaching and presenting experience; extensive training and experience in all areas of family law; recognized in Doyles, Lexpert and in Best Lawyers in Canada as Lawyer of the Year (Calgary Family Law) 2017.

Sherry Kachur, Q.C.

Sherry Kachur, Q.C.

29 years’ experience; focuses on mediation and arbitration in all areas of law; extensive teaching experience; extensive training and experience
in Mediation and Arbitration; recognized in Best Lawyers in Canada and Doyles.

Krysta Ostwald

Krysta Ostwald

23 years’ experience; focuses on mediation and arbitration in complex family law matters; extensive teaching and presenting experience; extensive training and experience in Mediation and Arbitration, including advanced mediation courses at Pepperdine University and ADRIA Arbitration course; recognized in Doyles and in Best Lawyers in Canada as Lawyer of the year (Calgary Family Law) 2015.

Scot Menzies

Scot Menzies

20 years’ experience; teaches Family Law Clinic at the University of Calgary Law School; presents for Legal Education Society of Alberta; extensive experience in all areas of family law and Mediation; extensive mediation and arbitration experience.

Sandra Hudson

Sandra Hudson

19 years’ experience; extensive mediation training; signi cant litigation, mediation, and arbitration advocacy experience in all areas of family law; recognized in Best Lawyers in Canada and Doyles.

Wanda Dawson

Wanda Dawson

20 years’ experience; has taught mediation in family law; extensive training in mediation, parenting issues and speaking to children; extensive experience in mediation and litigation; trained Parenting Coordinator and Arbitrator; recognized in Doyles.

Abram Averbach

Abram Averbach

With nearly a decade of civil and commercial litigation experience, he also brings a strong litigation background with significant courtroom experience, having successfully appeared before all levels of Alberta Courts, the Ontario Court of Appeal, and the Supreme Court of Canada. Abram’s commercial litigation experience lends itself very well to the business complexities that often accompany family law.

Rhoda Dobler

Rhoda Dobler

A scholar, teacher and leader in the Alberta legal community, Rhoda I. Dobler’s practice spans two and half decades, and includes mediation, arbitration, collaborative law and litigation.  Her positive attitude, compassion and creativity guide her conflict resolution approach, making her a valued mediator and arbitrator.

WK Binding Resolution Coordinator

Jennifer Clement
Direct Line: (403) 930-5772
jclement@wkfamilylawyers.com