- CRYSTAL M. THOMPSON
- ROXANNA S. PETTS
- RACHEL C. WOYNOROWSKI
- KARIN E. WEBSTER
- CHELSEY N. SHERLOSKI
- SCOTT A. BRKICH
CRYSTAL M. THOMPSON
BARRISTER & SOLICITOR
Crystal has been practicing family law since 2001. She is a mediator, arbitrator, and collaborative professional. Crystal always attempts to utilize all alternatives to litigation to best meet her client’s goals and interests. However, sometimes litigation is necessary to best protect her clients and their children’s interests. Crystal is an active litigation lawyer and has had several noteworthy successful appeals.
Crystal serves on the Canadian Bar Association Family Law Executive, and as a Dispute Resolution Officer at the Court of Queen’s Bench. She was a long-time instructor for the Canadian Centre for Professional Legal Education and is a past board Member and Treasurer for the Association of Collaborative Professionals. Crystal has written and presented for the Legal Education Society of Alberta on Top Five Family Law Cases in Alberta- Spousal Support, and has been a Contributor to the Legal Education Society of Alberta Family Law Practice Manual, Guest Lecturer- University of Calgary, Faculty of Law, Advanced Family Law, Volunteer lawyer and Instructor- Calgary Legal Guidance Past Instructor- Parenting After Separation Seminar
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ROXANNA S. PETTS
BARRISTER, SOLICITOR, MEDIATOR & ARBITRATOR
Roxy has been practicing exclusively in the area of family law since 2011, when she became a member of the Law Society in Alberta. Roxy has extensive litigation experience both at the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta and the Provincial Court of Alberta, including running trials in both courts. For the past 5 years, Roxy has developed a practice as a mediator and mediator/arbitrator, and this now constitutes the majority of her practice.
Roxy has volunteered at the Women’s Centre delivering free legal advice through their clinic for the past six years, and at various other legal clinics offered through the YWCA or Pro Bono Law Alberta.
Prior to her career in law, Roxy worked with adults with disabilities through various agencies, worked for Camosun College and the University of Victoria as either an instructor or graduate teaching assistant, and ran her own business tutoring high school and university students in physics, math, calculus and chemistry.
MORE ABOUT ROXY
Roxy has been an instructor for the Legal Education Society of Alberta in the negotiation component of the CPLED program from 2017 to 2020, and is looking forward to her upcoming role in the Negotiations course offered through the University of Calgary, Faculty of Law in January 2021.
Roxy has also been a Faculty member and presented three papers through the Legal Education Society of Alberta on the topics of:
- The effect of gifts and loans from family members in the division of matrimonial property;
- Cohabitation Agreements in family law; and,
- The valuation and division of businesses in the context of family law.
RACHEL C. WOYNOROWSKI
BARRISTER & SOLICITOR
Rachel has been practicing exclusively in the area of family law since 2012 where her goal, and the goal of her team, is to strive to provide clients with cost-effective and practical solutions to their family law problems.
Rachel is a strong advocate for her clients in both out-of-court alternative dispute resolution processes as well as before the courts at the Provincial Court, Court of Queens Bench, and Court of Appeal.
Rachel also provides mediation services and enjoys representing minor children as children’s counsel to ensure that their voices are heard in separation matters.
KARIN E. WEBSTER
BARRISTER & SOLICITOR
MEDIATOR & ARBITRATOR
COLLABORATIVE FAMILY LAW LAWYER
Karin is passionate about all areas of Family Law and truly cares about her clients. She ensures her clients’ individual needs are met by advising on all of their options, providing resources, and including them in every step of the process.
Karin focuses on the negotiation and settlement of family law issues and has extensive mediation training. She is a Mediator, Collaborative Family Lawyer, and a Dispute Resolution Officer at the Court of King’s Bench. Karin also has considerable experience in Court advocating for clients when necessary. Additionally, she has also been a lecturer/speaker for the Legal Education Society of Alberta on Family Law issues and practice.
Outside of work Karin keeps busy trying to keep up with her young daughter.
Memberships and Affiliations:
- Co-Chair, Board – Association of Collaborative Professionals (Calgary)
- Board Member, Collaborative Divorce Alberta Association
- Member, Calgary Bar Association
- Member, Law Society of Alberta
- Member, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
- Member, Canadian Bar Association
CHELSEY N. SHERLOSKI
BARRISTER & SOLICITOR
Chelsey graduated from the University of Saskatchewan in 2020 with her Juris Doctor and in 2017 with a degree in Marketing.
Since her call to the bar in 2021, Chelsey has focused her practice on Family Law with a mix of Estate and Trust Planning. Chelsey’s goal is to assist her clients with the negotiation and settlement of family law issues by focusing on alternative dispute resolution processes ensuring that her clients are put first and are given the support they need to navigate challenging times.
Chelsey’s background in Estate/Trust Planning allows her to identify and address unique issues related to Estate and Trust Law in the negotiation of family matters, and also allows her to assist her clients in updating their estate planning documents, which is particularly essential upon a change in relationship status.
When she’s not in the office, you can find Chelsey hiking, snowboarding, spending time with her family and friends, and traveling. Chelsey is also learning Spanish and plans to add ASL to her list of languages in the future. She looks forward to helping you with your family law and estate planning matters.
SCOTT A. BRKICH
Scott graduated from Simon Fraser University in 2016 with a double minor in Labour Studies and English, and graduated law school in 2021 from the University of Leicester (LLB). In law school, Scott was a member of the Pro Bono Society working with the Litigants in Person program. Additionally, he and his teammate won the law school’s Canadian Mooting competition in his first year of studies.
In July 2021 Scott joined TPW as Roxy Petts’ Legal Assistant. His passion and curiosity for Family Law has only grown since and he is eager to transition into his new role as an articling student.
When away from the office, Scott enjoys hockey, golf, traveling, cooking, and spending time with family and friends. After high school, he spent a few years playing Junior and Collegiate hockey highlighted by playing against the Vancouver Canucks in a charity game while at UBC.
He looks forward to helping you with your family law matters.
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