Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Renée was called to the Bar in Ontario and British Columbia after completing her articles with the Federal Court of Appeal in Ottawa in 2006. She holds a Master’s Degree and a Bachelor’s Degree in English, and has completed two courses of Negotiation Training at Harvard Law School.
Renée is an experienced litigator and appellate counsel. She has appeared at every level of court from Provincial Court to the Court of Appeal in both British Columbia and Alberta. She brings to her family law practice many years of court room experience as a criminal defence lawyer. Renée has argued a number of precedent setting Charter of Rights and Freedom decisions in British Columbia, including most recently R. v. Bradley-Luscombe  BCJ No. 1685, where the court found a 2 year minimum mandatory sentence to be cruel and unusual punishment.
In the child welfare context, Renée was one of the first lawyer’s in British Columbia to challenge the Director’s Administrative Review legislation. In July of 2018, the British Columbia Supreme Court directed that the Ministry of Child and Family Development be required to make information about the Administrative Review of the Director’s day-to-day decision-making available to the public. Renée is passionate about justice and legislative reform.
Areas of Practice
- Family Law
- Grandparent Access
- Child Support
- Child Welfare
- Law Society of Upper Canada, 2006
- Law Society of British Columbia, 2006
- Law Society of Alberta, 2018