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Biography

Michelle uses her 20+ years of employment law experience to provide high-quality and efficient advice to both employees and employers allowing them to move forward with confidence.

Services for Employees

Whether you are starting a new job, experiencing changes or challenges in your current position, or leaving your employer, Michelle provides efficient, customized, and practical advice in a variety of areas, including:

  • Severance package reviews
  • Contract negotiations
  • Wrongful Dismissal
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Toxic Work Environment
  • Disability Claims
  • Benefits Disputes
  • Terminations


Michelle has a passion for employment law and is genuinely interested in helping her clients successfully navigate their employment relationships. Michelle aims to provide you with quality advice that will help you:

  • Manage risks
  • Clearly understand your options, and
  • Move forward with confidence

Services for Employers

As your company grows, so too does the need for practical, forward-looking advice and guidance on your company’s human resources practices and procedures. Michelle works with employers of all sizes and helps them:

  • Manage and mitigate risk
  • Pre-empt costly litigation
  • Develop and maintain compliant precedents, systems, policies, and procedures, and 
  • Grow/manage your company with confidence


Michelle acts for clients of all sizes across a variety of industries under both federal and provincial jurisdiction. Michelle provides corporate clients with the full spectrum of services, including: 

  • Advice
  • Advocacy
  • Arbitrations 
  • Negotiations
  • Discrimination investigations
  • Executive employment contracts
  • Workplace policy drafting


Michelle has a passion for employment law and is genuinely interested in seeing your company succeed. 

Education

  • University of Windsor
    (B.HK., 1995)
  • University of Alberta
    (LL.B., 1998)

Professional Memberships

  • Law Society of Alberta (1999)
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Calgary Bar Association
  • Calgary Medical Legal Society
  • Association of Women Lawyers


Labour and Employment Law 2022

Carbert Waite LLP