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Distill difficult concepts into plain language
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We prevent and resolve conflicts through communication, negotiation, and where necessary through litigation.
Family law encompasses a wide range of legal issues and we are here to eliminate the confusion and overwhelming feelings while guiding and protecting your interests before, during and at the end of a relationship.
Relationships are emotional. When emotions are involved, rational decision-making can be compromised and costly mistakes are often made. We are here to be your objective mind and help you think through difficult decisions with your head, not your heart. We don’t want your anger, hurt, passion or love clouding your judgement when important decisions regarding yourself and your children are at stake. We look out for your best interests and guide you to make informed choices and create clear plans now and for the future.
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Our civil litigation services focus on start-ups, small, and medium sized companies facing contentious disputes. We also serve a limited number of individuals dealing with significant legal issues in the Court of Queen’s Bench.
We take the time to understand your business and motivations and help craft a solution that makes sense for you from a business and financial perspective.
The best time to hire Smith & Little LLP for civil litigation matters is when:
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403 999 1650
Suite 2410, 645 7th Avenue SW
Calgary, AB T2P 4G8
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Christine has a family law focused practice and is the face of the firm. Christine’s down to earth personality and approachable manner have earned her a stellar reputation with clients and lawyers alike. Christine is known for her ability to approach matters with reason and common sense and to achieve concrete results for her clients. Christine specializes in shepherding a file from start to finish and in drafting and reviewing complex family law agreements such as separation agreements and cohabitation agreements. Christine was called to the Alberta Bar on May 21, 2014.
Prior to founding Smith & Little LLP, Christine was a sole practitioner, having founded her own family law firm immediately following her call to the bar. Christine also articled with a sole practitioner with an exclusive focus on family law.
Christine is actively involved in the community and regularly volunteers in the legal community. Christine actively mentors young lawyers interested in starting their own practices and those educated outside of Canada seeking to practice law in Alberta.
Kelly has a general barrister’s practice and represents clients in contentious litigated matters before the Courts. She primarily represents clients in family law matters and civil litigation matters. Kelly regularly appears before the Provincial Court of Alberta and the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta and is known for her memory for detail and ability to think on her feet. Kelly was called to the Alberta Bar on February 28, 2012.
Prior to founding Smith & Little LLP, Kelly was a sole practitioner practicing in the areas of family law, civil litigation, and criminal law. Kelly also has experience in construction litigation and articled at a large national law firm.
Kelly has an outstanding academic background having received numerous academic awards both at the University of British Columbia Faculty of Law and at the London School of Economics. Kelly was also a member of the Laskin moot team at UBC, contributing to a first place finish in the factum competition.
Kelly is fluent in French having completed the third year of her law degree as an exchange student at Sciences Po in Paris, France.
Kelly is actively involved in the community. She regularly volunteers in the legal community. She is also actively involved in partisan politics and is a Guider for the 159th Calgary Brownies with Girl Guides of Canada.
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I was previously self represented which was a HUGE mistake; as dealing with opposing counsel was an absolute nightmare. I highly recommend her if you need an amazing lawyer who is very professional, personable, intelligent, and meticulous in her work. Kelly has a genuine concern for her clients, she always keeps you updated on your case and is excellent at negotiating contracts that will work in the long term to prevent unnecessary court appearances. She has made what was a nightmare of a separation so much easier to handle. To say that I'm thankful is an understatement! Thank you so very much for everything Kelly, you are AMAZING!!!
Through-out this process, Christine has been very prompt at returning telephone calls and emails, explaining her reasoning in layman’s terms for me and guiding me. She has strove to simplify and get to the root of some very complex issues. At the same time, she has been very efficient with her time to ensure that I am getting excellent “bang” for my legal dollar. I have and I will continue to highly recommend Christine to family and friends as a lawyer that can be counted on with confidence.
My experience since having Kelly take on my family law case has been nothing short of a God send!
When Kelly accepted me as a client neither of us knew how complex and frustrating my family legal matters would become. Through every step of the process Kelly was there for me. Her knowledge and experience reassured me of hope, her timely responses and clear communication always let me know that I was not alone in the bureaucratic jungle of the legal system. She gave me good, rational advice and always with my best interests in mind. Kelly listened and understood in great detail the past and current situations involving my case. She was sympathetic considering my finances, and worked with me throughout. Every aspect of her actions expressed genuine concern for me and the outcome of my case, she fought for me when I had very little fight left. Kelly went above and beyond her duties as my legal counsel and has earned my gratitude, respect and friendship. She will be my first contact should any future need arise.
Thank you Ms. Smith for helping me through what could only be described as my waking nightmare.
You are wonderful and amazing! Thank you for all of your hard work on supporting me through this process, as I appreciate it a ton! You proved yourself to be very knowledgeable and thoughtful, as well as compassionate around my goal of achieving an amicable agreement. I never felt rushed and you took the time to make sure I understood everything that I would be signing.
I would have thought all of this would have been much easier. You were able to clean up a lot of our original understandings, and that helped me to be much more informed as to my own needs and protection. I can’t even begin to tell you how much I have appreciated your advice!
Kelly and Christine,
I want to thank you for all your hard work, research, time and honesty with this process...Again from the bottom of my heart thank you for your honesty and due diligence.
Christine Little is a very compassionate person who really took the time to listen to my needs and issues.
She was very diligent and professional in handling my matter and it was a pleasure working with her to resolve my issues.
I don't have the words to say thank you for that what you did for me today.
You are very good lawyer, but I can tell you, you are an amazing person. Believe me, with my experience you are what every lawyer should be. Very honest, very hard-working, not lazy. I am very glad I put my case in your hands. I am really very happy for what you did for me today. Your presentation was awesome. Very professional and thoughtful.