Awarded by Canadian Lawyer in 2020, Government/Non-Profit category Voted Top 25 Most Influential lawyer Co-coach of the University of Alberta - the only team to ever win the competition three years in a row. Gale Cup Champions 2018-20 Associate Counsel at Bottos Law Group, litigating cases at the Alberta Court of Appeal and Supreme Court of Canada. APPELLATE ADVOCACY “My goal is to make the law more accessible for students, lawyers and the public.” CREATING RESOURCES FOR ENHANCING LEARNING Paw & Order LISTEN This award winning podcast with my co-host Camille Labchuk explores topical animal law issues.

My key areas of focus


ANIMAL LAW

Does the law adequately protect animals from harm by creating criminal sanctions?

CASE STUDIES AND LEGAL CONTEXT

Addressing cases of activism, animal cruelty, humane standards, welfare reform, litigation and more...



CRIMINAL LAW

Assessing controversial cases and providing an overview of core criminal law principles.

REVIEWS AND OPINIONS

Charters of rights and freedoms, homicide, legislative reforms, sentencing, sexual assaults and terrorism and more.

EVIDENCE LAW

Explaining the principles of evidence law and analyzing major decisions.

REVIEWS AND ANALYSIS

Evidentiary discretion, character, privilege, hearsay, examination of witnesses and more.

Teaching and learning videos