England and Wales
University of Ottawa, Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) (Magna Cum Laude)
St. Andrews University, Scotland, M. Litt, (With Distinction)
University of Western Ontario, BA (Hons.) (Gold Medalist)
Law Society of Ontario
Law Society of England and Wales
Law Society of Alberta
Canadian Bar Association
An avid skier, Maureen has been a volunteer ski instructor with the Canadian Association for Disabled Skiing (CADS). In addition, she has served on the Board of Directors of Between Friends, a local charitable organization which organizes and facilitates social and recreational programs for persons with disabilities.
Awards & Recognition
Personal Injury Litigation
Since joining JSS Barristers in 2007, Maureen has focused her practice almost exclusively on plaintiff-side personal injury and long term disability litigation. In doing so, she has appeared as counsel before all levels of Court in Alberta.
Originally from Northwestern Ontario, Maureen holds degrees from the University of Western Ontario (1994, BA, Hons. (Gold Medalist); St. Andrews University, Scotland (1996, M.Litt, With Distinction), and the University of Ottawa (2000, LL.B., Magna Cum Laude).
Maureen is a Past President of the Alberta Civil Trial Lawyers Association (ACTLA), which advocates for a strong civil justice system that protects the rights of all Albertans. She is also Past Chair of the Personal Injury Subsection of the Canadian Bar Association – Alberta. In addition, she has served as a volunteer facilitator with the Legal Education Society of Alberta’s "CPLED" Bar Admission Course, and is a presently a volunteer lawyer with Pro Bono Law Alberta. She also serves on the Credentials and Education Committee of the Law Society of Alberta.
Maureen is a frequent contributor to continuing legal education seminars, and has presented at, and provided academic papers for, programs facilitated by ACTLA and the Legal Education Society of Alberta, among other forums.
While studying to become a lawyer, Maureen gained legal work experience in Ontario, the United States and the United Kingdom. She continues to be a Member of the Law Society of Ontario, and remains on the Roll of Solicitors for England & Wales.
"Family Protection Insurance Endorsements ("SEF 44 Coverage") - 5 Things to Know"
JSSBarristers.ca, November 24, 2021
JSSBarristers.ca, March 26, 2021
JSSBarristers.ca, August 27, 2020
JSSBarristers.ca, June 29, 2020
JSSBarristers.ca, April 14, 2020
Co-Author (with Ryan Phillips)
"Alberta's Minor Injury Regulation (MIR) - 5 Things to Know"
JSSBarristers.ca, September 17, 2019
"Alberta Accident ("Section B") Benefits - 5 Things to Know"
JSSBarristers.ca, June 5, 2019
"Wrongful Death Claims - 5 Things to Know"
JSSBarristers.ca, February 20, 2019
"Stayin' Alive: An Update on How to Avoid 'Dropping Dead'"
Alberta Civil Trial Lawyers Association Spring Conference, March 16 & 18, 2015
Co-author (with Sarah Lulman)
"What is a Thing? Case Law Relevant to the Interpretation of Rule 4.33"
Alberta Civil Trial Lawyers' Association Seminar: "Drop Dead Revisited," June 2013,
Co-Author (with Sarah Lulman)
"Rules of Court: Case Law Update"
Canadian Bar Association - Civil Litigation Subsection, June 2012.
"Sparrowhawk and Beyond: A Comprehensive Update on the Minor Injury Regulation"
Legal Education Society of Alberta Seminar, "Personal Injury and Insurance Update," May 2012.
Co-author (with Brian Filips)
"Litigation Plans, Court Orders and Standstill Agreements"
Alberta Civil Trial Lawyers' Associations Seminar: "Rule 4.33: the Personal Injury Perspective," April/May 2012
Co-author (with Trent Kulchar)
"Recent Case Law Review"
Alberta Civil Trial Lawyers' Association Seminar: "Psychiatric and Psychological Injuries, Chronic Pain and Causation," March, 2011
Co-author (with Elizabeth Aspinall)
"Blame Game: Apportionment of Liability and Comparative Blameworthiness"
Legal Education Society of Alberta, Lake Louise Refresher Course, April, 2008
Co-author (with Glenn Solomon)
"Refresher on the 2004 Amendments to the Insurance Subpart of the Insurance Act"
Legal Education Society of Alberta Seminar, November, 2008
Co-author (with Stacy Petriuk)
"Effective Legal Support: Civil Litigation," Legal Education Society of Alberta Seminar, September 12 & 19, 2017
Co-presenter (with Stacy Petriuk)
"Host Liability: A Holiday Primer," Wake Up with JSS Barristers