Rhoda I.

Dobler Q.C.

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.


An ardent believer in the importance of identifying new talent and mentoring junior lawyers, Rhoda teaches the Bar Admission (CPLED) course annually, and speaks at seminars and conferences across the country. She is an instructor in the LESA mediation course, and a former instructor at the University of Calgary Faculty of Law in Interviewing and Counseling. Rhoda is past chair of the Public Legal Education & Professional Development Committee of the Canadian Bar Association, and has sat on the Alberta Education Provincial Exam review committee in her capacity with the Public Legal Education committee.


Called to the bar in 1993, Rhoda received both her B.A. and LL.B. from the University of Calgary. Outside of the office, Rhoda serves on the board of WINK Calgary, a not-for-profit association that empowers women in financial literacy and independence. She also supports the Southern Alberta Rottweiler Rescue Society, the Cochrane Humane Society (for which she previously served as a member of the Board of Directors), and the Animal Rescue Foundation of Alberta, advocating for compassionate rescue and responsible pet ownership.


Rhoda’s skill in the legal community has been repeatedly recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada since the initial edition (2006) in Family Law, and has expanded to include recognition in the areas of Family Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution.

  • Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year in Family Mediation 2018 and 2021
  • Queen’s Counsel 2016
  • Best Lawyers in Canada 2006 to present (Family Law, Family Mediation, Alternative Dispute Resolution)
  • Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year in Family Mediation 2017
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory Law Rating
  • Past instructor and assessor for the Bar Admission Course
down arrow Professional Contributions
  • Instructor and assessor for Bar Admission Course
  • Instructor for the LESA Mediation course
  • Lecturer at LESA courses, National Family Law Conference, Law Society of Manitoba, and Prairie Tax Conference
  • Past instructor of University of Calgary Faculty of Law
  • Past chair of Canadian Bar Association Public Education and Professional Development Committee
  • Completed Screening for Power Imbalances and Family Violence for Family Lawyers
  • Completed Domestic Violence and Power Imbalance Certificate


down arrow Professional Associations
  • Canadian Bar Association

  • Law Society of Alberta

  • Calgary Bar Association

  • Association of Family & Conciliation Courts

  • Association of Collaborative Professionals (Calgary)

  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals

  • Board Member for Family Mediation Canada


Rhoda Dobler


Legal Assistance:
Melissa Murphy