Alifeyah began working at Brownlee LLP in 2008 as a summer student. In 2010, after completing her law degree from the University of Calgary, she joined Brownlee LLP as an articling student. In 2011, upon being called to the bar, Alifeyah joined Brownlee LLP as an associate in the Municipal Law Department.
In 2013, Alifeyah took a position as in-house legal counsel for the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. In 2014, she became their Manager of Legal Services.
Alifeyah helped the Regional Municipality through the devastating fires of May 2016. In May 2017, Alifeyah rejoined Brownlee LLP’s Municipal Law Department and she became a partner with the firm in 2022.
Alifeyah’s primary area of practice is planning and development, including drafting planning documents, teaching, advocacy and litigation and general counsel and governance.
Alifeyah has represented municipalities before the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board, the Land and Property Rights Tribunal, the Alberta Utilities Commission, the Alberta Court of Justice, the Court of King’s Bench and the Court of Appeal. Alifeyah also practices in the areas of municipal enforcement and policy development.
Prior to becoming a lawyer, Alifeyah obtained her Bachelor of Arts and her Bachelor of Education from the University of Alberta. She taught high school for six years in Edmonton before deciding to pursue a career in law.
- Planning and Development
- Administrative Boards and Tribunals
- General Counsel
- Emergency Management
- Legislation and Policy Development
- Municipal Enforcement
- Member, Canadian Bar Association
- Member, Law Society of Alberta