University of Calgary, JD (Dean’s List)
University of Alberta, BA (distinction)
Canadian Bar Association
Calgary Bar Association
Alberta Civil Trial Lawyers Association
Association of Women Lawyers
Trial Advocacy instructor
University of Calgary, Faculty of Law
Cassandra frequently volunteers her time within the legal community, including the Court of Queen's Bench Amicus program, Pro Bono Law Alberta, University of Calgary - Faculty of Law mooting program and block week, and Calgary Legal Guidance.
Cassandra was born and raised in Medicine Hat, Alberta. In 2013, Cassandra obtained her J.D. from the University of Calgary Law School, where she achieved Dean's List standing. Prior to law school, Cassandra obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree (with distinction) in Philosophy and Psychology from the University of Alberta and worked as a Rail Traffic Controller.
Her practice areas include commercial disputes (domestic and international), contractual disputes, fraudulent conveyance and enforcement claims, property litigation, professional negligence, landlord-tenancy disputes, class actions, defamation, and employment.
In her spare time, she enjoys travelling, the mountains and various outdoor activities, and is an avid dog lover.
Cassandra first joined Jensen Shawa Solomon Hawkes LLP as a summer student in 2012, continued on with her articles upon graduation, and has developed a general practice in civil litigation.
Through her work involving domestic and international commercial disputes, she has extensive experience in reviewing complex commercial agreements to identify relevant legal issues, conducting thorough research, and providing analysis on the interpretation and consideration of key provisions and applicable legal issues. Recently she has assisted senior counsel with a multi-million dollar arbitration dispute concerning a Share Purchase Agreement and various claims alleging breach of representations and warranties.
With respect to her work involving ICC arbitral proceedings, Cassandra has experience in drafting the necessary pleadings, navigating the ICC Rules of Arbitration, and communicating with the Secretariat, Arbitral Panel and opposing counsel to ensure efficient procedures are implemented and the arbitration proceeds as expeditiously as possible.
While at JSS Barristers, Cassandra has successfully represented individuals and corporations at all levels of Court in Alberta, including as lead counsel for trial at the Court of Queen's Bench and the Alberta Court of Appeal. She has also successfully represented clients before administrative bodies, beginning from the initial complaint and investigation, through the tribunal appeals and ultimately judicial review.
Calgary Bar Association - Civil Litigation subsection
Legal Education Society of Alberta