Karen Muir

Karen Muir

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Karen is a senior lawyer who has practised exclusively in the area of family law since 1990. She is a mediator and is trained in collaborative law. Karen graduated from the University of Calgary with a J.D. in 1989 and was called to the Alberta bar in 1990.

Karen recognizes that the adversarial process can create rather than solve problems; destroy rather than heal families; and, restrict rather than enhance the resources available to separating couples.

Karen therefore works diligently for her clients and their families to find a resolution which is acceptable to all parties. Using her skills as a mediator and collaborative lawyer, Karen resolves matters of parenting, child support, spousal support and property division. She especially enjoys the challenges presented by complicated property situations.

Karen believes in providing her clients with information and knowledge. This will allow her clients to make the best and most informed decisions for their future. She has fostered professional relationships with other family law lawyers over her more than 27 years of practice. This allows her to be effective when advocating for her clients and representing their interests. In addition, Karen has excellent working relationships with other professionals including parenting coordinators, psychologists, social workers, arbitrators, and divorce financial specialists. These contacts allow her to refer her clients to the appropriate professionals as needed.

Karen also recognizes that for a small number of families, a settlement is simply not attainable. For this reason and when required, Karen will guide her clients through the court process with vigour and perseverance. Karen has appeared before the Provincial Court Family Division, Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta and the Alberta Court of Appeal.

Karen is a member of the Canadian Bar Association, a patron of the Association of Women Lawyers and active in the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts. Karen is enjoying being a Nana to 5 grandsons.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law

Bar Admissions

  • Alberta, 1990


  • University of Calgary Faculty of Law, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    • J.D. - 1989


  • Divorce and Separation, Women's Health Center

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • International Association of Collaborative Professionals
  • Association of Women Lawyers
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts