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.
BARRISTER & SOLICITOR
Laura-Anne graduated from the University of Birmingham (LLB - Honours) in 2018 and from the University of Calgary (BA - World History) in 2016. Laura-Anne is passionate about helping others; she regularly volunteers at various organizations throughout Calgary, such as The Alex Community Centre, The Women’s Centre of Calgary, Calgary Legal Guidance and Calgary Seniors’ Resource Society.
Laura-Anne has always enjoyed the practice of Family Law. Since Laura-Anne’s call to the bar, she has been able to focus exclusively on Family Law, ensuring that children and clients are put first and are empowered to find solutions that work for them.
When not working or volunteering, Laura-Anne enjoys reading, baking, hiking and playing board games. She is also learning Spanish, French, and ASL, with plans to be fluent in those in the future. She looks forward to helping you with your family law matters.
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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