Krysta Ostwald

(403) 930-5756

Legal Assistant:
Michele Burnett
(403) 930-5766


As a partner and co-founder of WK Family Lawyers LLP, Scot guides his clients through difficult circumstances and towards an individually-suited resolution.  Utilizing a collaborative and cooperative approach, Scot emphasizes an amicable and resolution-based approach to family legal matters.  Scot maintains a litigation practice as well, and has appeared at all levels of Court in Alberta.

A native Calgarian, Scot was called to the Alberta Bar in 2000, Scot began his career as a general civil and commercial litigator, but devoted his practice exclusively to family law in 2003.  Prior to forming WK Family Lawyers LLP, Scot was a partner at Soby Boyden Lenz.  Scot earned his B. Sc. in Cellular, Molecular and Microbial Biology from the University of Calgary in 1996 and his LL.B. from the University of Alberta in 1999.

Professional Contributions
  • Sessional Instructor, University of Calgary, Faculty of Law (Law 685) (2017 to Present)
  • Legal Education Society, Bar Admission Course (Instructor), Chambers Advocacy; Interviewing/Counselling; various years
  • Legal Education Society (Lecturer – 2014, 2015, and, 2019)
  • Civil Trial Lawyers Association (Lecturer – 2013)
  • National Family Law Program (Lecturer – 2010)
  • National Judicial Institute (Lecturer – Family Law 101, 2017)
  • Family Law for Legal Support Staff (LESA) (Lecturer – 2009)
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers (2019 to Present)
Professional Training
  • Mediation Course (LESA)
  • Collaborative Law Course (LESA)
  • Family Law Arbitration Course (Riverdale Mediation – Ontario)
Professional Associations
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Law Society of Alberta
  • Calgary Bar Associations
Professional Publications
  • Become An Expert With Your Expert, 2013
  • Numbers and Nonsense, March 2014
  • Money… Get Back! (Or, I’m All Right Jack, Keep Your Hand off My Stack), co-written with Brett Y. Shikaze, December 2015
  • From Kerr to Eternity: an Overview of a New Family Legislation in Alberta, co-written with Michelle J. Bailey, November 2019
Community Work
  • Dispute Resolution Officer (Court of King’s Bench 2009 to Present)
  • Member, Family Law Consulting Committee (Court of King’s Bench) (2021 & 2022)
  • Canadian Bar Association, Family Law Subsection, Executive Committee (elected 2009, Chair 2014/2015)
  • Canadian Bar Association, Law Day Committee (Previous)
  • Soccer Coach, Triwood Community Association (Previous)