MEGAN J. VAN HUIZEN associate

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Megan began her legal career as an Articling Student with the City of Calgary where she gained significant experience in municipal law and litigation. During her articles, Megan gained valuable trial and advocacy experience as a Municipal Prosecutor on various Bylaw offences and small claims matters before the Provincial Court of Alberta.

Megan came to Brownlee LLP in 2016 as an Litigation Associate in the areas of Employment & Labour, Municipal Enforcement and Insurance law. She has advocated for her clients on various matters and loves to take on a new challenge. Her goal is to provide clients with cost-effective, practical and creative solutions, along with pro-active strategies for the long term.

Megan’s focus and expertise is diverse, which allows her to provide advice on a wide variety of issues, including (but not limited to):

  • Wrongful Dismissal;
  • Human Rights and Employment Standards Complaints;
  • Hiring and termination;
  • Employment Agreements and Legislation;
  • Labour Relations, Union Disputes and Collective Bargaining;
  • Bylaw compliance and enforcement;
  • Injunctive Relief;
  • Bylaw drafting; and
  • Personal Injury and General Liability

In addition to her legal practice, Megan is committed to being involved in her community. She participates in the Pro Bono Law Alberta Civil Claims Duty Counsel Project and is a member of the Global Shapers, Calgary Hub. Megan has experience volunteering with a community development organization abroad, as well as working with inner city communities. In her spare time you can typically find Megan dreaming up her next interior design project, taking in the local restaurant scene with friends and family or exploring a new neighbourhood/city/country.

REPRESENTATIVE WORK

  • Insurance
  • Employment
  • Municipal law

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Alberta Bar Association 2016
  • Canadian Law and Society Association
  • Alberta Women’s Lawyer Association
  • LEAF, Calgary Branch
  • Global Shapers, Calgary Hub (World Economic Forum)

WHY LAW?

I am passionate about advocacy and I love to learn. The law always offers a new challenge. I love the diversity and unique opportunities and I truly enjoy working with people to help them understand their legal rights and a effective solution for the issues they face.