Before her call to the Alberta Bar in 2019, Lauren Canniff established a background in science and prioritizing positive customer experiences for well-known companies. Those experiences enable her to provide a unique perspective in her Litigation practice area.
Specifically, her focus at Brownlee LLP includes occupier’s liability, motor-vehicle collision, mediation and alternative dispute resolution, personal injury, and property damage.
“What I like most about civil litigation generally is that there are two sides to every story, and I like sifting through the information to find a solution that everyone can live with. For me, it’s about holding people accountable and resolving disputes effectively,” she said. Moreover, “I could read medical records for hours.”
Previously, she worked for Disney and WestJet before making the transition to law.
“I fell in love with law because I love solving puzzles. I love meeting with clients, conducting questionings, participating in mediations, and going before the Court,” Lauren said. “I also love teaching, so I believe it is easy for me to develop a good rapport with clients because I can provide well-rounded explanations effectively and efficiently.”
She was drawn to Brownlee because of the team atmosphere the firm cultivates. “There are a plethora of resources, and someone will be able to find an answer to any conundrums that pop up. The years behind this law firm make it the ideal place to immerse yourself in the legal world,” Lauren said.
Asked for words of wisdom to share with first-years, she offered: “Whatever you do, don’t give up. It can be hard and confusing, but if you fight through any problems that might arise, it will be worth it. The law is so vast; there is something out there for everyone.”
When not working on behalf of her clients, Lauren likes to travel with her family, as well as volunteer in her community and abroad. She has volunteered with Habitat for Humanity and the Canadian Cancer Society, and organized a home construction project in Edmonton when she worked for WestJet. She also volunteered to build homes in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina struck the southern United States in 2005.
- Occupier’s Liability
- Motor-vehicle Collision
- Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution
- Personal Injury
- Property Damage
- Member, Law Society of Alberta
- Member, Canadian Bar Association
- Habitat for Humanity
- Canadian Cancer Society
- Riverbend Playschool