Carmen is counsel with Bishop & McKenzie. She has a broad commercial litigation practice and seeks to find creative solutions to disputes involving the following subject matters: contracts involving a wide range of businesses in a variety of industries, insurance, employment, shareholders’ rights and obligations, personal injury and construction law. The majority of her clients are entrepreneurs of Alberta-based businesses.

She has appeared at all levels of court in Alberta and is a former instructor for the Alberta Bar Admission Course.

An enthusiastic traveller, Carmen has lived and worked in both Japan and Central America as a teacher/consultant, and has travelled extensively for pleasure. Her foreign adventures have fostered an interest in social justice issues abroad, and prompted her to volunteer for numerous non-governmental organizations overseas. She is a former director of Change for Children and a former member of Crossroads International.

Carmen fundraises for both diabetes and autism research. For relaxation, she pursues downhill skiing, waterskiing, soccer and golf.

Bar Admission: 
1995, Alberta Bar
B.Comm. (With Distinction), 1986, University of Alberta
LLB, 1994, University of Alberta
Professional Affiliations: 
Member of the Law Society of Alberta
Member of the Canadian Bar Association
Member of the Canadian Bar Association’s Civil Litigation and Insurance sections.