Susan G. LawsonSenior Counsel
Susan’s legal experience began with corporate commercial litigation and expanded to in-house corporate commercial work with a major Canadian oil company where she managed all legal aspects of supporting the supply chain for construction and operational work including engineering, intellectual property and innovating to create internal legal processes to support complex industrial development and expansion projects. Prior to attending law school Susan worked with the federal government, working on health issues including euthanasia and assisted suicide.
With DD West LLP Susan carries on with her corporate commercial work and returns to litigation dealing with claims related to construction, intellectual property, oil and gas rights, real property claims, warranty and wrongful death. Susan leverages her in-house and federal government experience to provide clients with a close analysis of the legal challenges they face whether they be corporate commercial transactions, preserving rights, including intellectual property, operations or litigation where she applies her negotiation skills and business acumen to represent clients’ interests before the courts.
Susan holds a Bachelor of Arts, Honours degree from Queen’s University where she majored in Political Studies before obtaining both her Common Law and Civil Law degrees, with distinction, from McGill University. Susan’s deep interest in the law lead her to pursue and obtain her Master of Law from the University of Calgary, with a focus on water law.
- Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Queen's University 1990
- LL.B/B.C.L (with distinction), McGill University, 2001
- LL.M. (Thesis), University of Calgary, 2008
- Called to the Alberta Bar, 2003
- Called to the Ontario Bar, 2002
- Member, Alberta Lawyer Indemnity Association (ALIA)