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Ellen became a partner at Carbert Waite LLP in 2019.  She has 19 years of extensive litigation experience, having spent many years at one of Calgary’s largest law firms.

Ellen specializes in employment law and is well-known for successfully representing both employers and employees in a wide breadth of employment matters.   In addition, she is experienced with general commercial litigation and contract dispute matters.

Ellen splits her practice between employment and general litigation matters, and her strong interest in reproductive technology, and fertility law.

For more information on Ellen’s reproductive technology practice please click here.

In terms of general litigation, Ellen acts for both employers and employees in a wide range of employment law and human rights matters.  These include drafting contracts, prosecuting and defending wrongful dismissal lawsuits and conducting harassment and other investigations.  Ellen acts for both employers and employees, which gives her a unique perspective in dealing with employment related matters.

Ellen regularly receives referrals from the larger firms in Calgary who are unable to handle plaintiff’s side employment matters for conflict of interest reasons.

Ellen also has significant experience in professional liability work, having represented lawyers, building professionals and various medical professionals in professional negligence actions. Ellen also litigates commercial matters, builder’s lien matters, collections matters and personal injury matters. Ellen has appeared at all levels of Alberta and Ontario Courts.

When she is not practicing law, spends her weekends in beautiful Fernie, British Columbia.


  • University of Victoria, M.P.A., 1999
  • University of Victoria, LL.B., 1999
  • Queen’s University, B.A. (Hons), 1995

Professional Memberships

  •  Law Society of Alberta (2003)
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Calgary Bar Association
  • Association of Women Lawyers
  • American Academy Adoption and Reproductive Technology Attorneys
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