Louise was born and raised in Western Canada. After a 17-year career as a mother and homemaker, she enrolled at Carleton University in Ottawa where she studied in the Honours Psychology program. She then received her Law degree from Queen's University in Kingston, while parenting her three sons.
Following her graduation from Queen's, Louise became a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada in 1992. She practised law as a general practitioner in the Upper Ottawa Valley for several years.
Acutely aware of the effect that the conflict of her own divorce had on her and on her children, Louise sought a less-stressful way for people to resolve their family disagreements.
She completed her first level of mediation training, and was actively involved in promoting mediation as an alternative method of dispute resolution, before being called to the Bar in Alberta. She later obtained the advanced Family Mediation Certificate and two Collaborative Family Law Certificates.
Louise practised in Ontario for a number of years before returning to Calgary in 2007. Her practice is devoted to family law clients and their issues. Her work ranges from mediated settlements to four-way settlement meetings, from collaboration, to Court actions.
Child Support Determination
Division of Property