Lawyer

Katie Ayer

“If you’re honest and fair as you can be, not only in business but in life, things will work out.” – Kate Spade

Katie began working at Resolve Legal Group as a Summer Student in April 2018 and joined the firm as an  Articling Student in June 2019 after graduating law school from the University of Calgary. Katie was called to the Bar in Alberta in August, 2020. Born and raised in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Katie and her husband packed a suitcase and drove across the country with their dog for Katie to attend law school. Upon arrival, they fell in love with Calgary and decided this was where they wanted to stay. When she isn’t at work, Katie enjoys visiting Calgary’s many parks, spending time at home with her family, and baking.

Prior to obtaining her law degree from the University of Calgary, Katie obtained a Bachelor of Commerce from Saint Mary’s University; from which she graduated magna cum laude. While working towards obtaining her undergraduate degree, Katie worked part-time as a Blackjack Dealer at Casino Nova Scotia.

During law school, Katie was very involved in Pro Bono Students Canada, where she participated in the Youthlink Project, the Emergency Protection Order Project, and the Indigenous Legal Education Project. Katie was also the Vice President of the Rural, Energy, and Agricultural Law Society in her third year of law school, and was a founding member and Vice-President Finance of the Law Negotiation Club.

Since law school, Katie has remained an active volunteer with Calgary Legal Guidance in various roles, the Calgary Bar Association as a Law Day Volunteer, and the Canadian Bar Association as a Member-at-Large for the Young Lawyers Group from 2019-2020. Katie is also an active member of the Association of Family and Conciliatory Courts. Katie is looking forward to the many other ways she can give back to the legal profession and Calgary community through further pro bono initiatives and volunteer work in the future.

Katie wanted to join the team at Resolve Legal Group because of the initiatives Resolve Legal Group takes on, and resources they offer to their clients to help them through their legal matters. As a child of divorce and separation, she has a first-hand knowledge and understanding of what her clients, and their children, are going through. This understanding motivates Katie to take an approach to your matter that will create the least conflict possible, and allow families going through divorce or separation to heal and adjust to their new “normal.”

The best compliment Katie has received about her work is: “You see the whole person in your clients and advocate tenaciously on their behalf.”

LANGUAGES: English

PRACTICE AREAS: Family Law, Wills and Estates