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Members of the Firm

ROBERT J. WARRENDER
ROBERT J. WARRENDER

Rob graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor's Degree in Commerce in 1980 and subsequently from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Laws Degree in 1983. He commenced his Articles with our firm in 1983, was admitted to membership in the Law Society of Alberta in 1984 and became a Partner in 1988. His corporate/commercial practice includes the areas of commercial and corporate law, real estate, mortgages, estates, oil and gas, and estates.

Rob has been actively involved in numerous Boards in the community, having served on the Board of Directors of Alberta Special Olympics, the Red Deer Titans Rugby Football Club and as President and on the Board of Directors of the Red Deer and District YMCA. Rob currently acts as Treasurer of CrossRoads Evangelical Missionary Church and provides pro bono legal services to a number of local charities.

Rob is married, and has two adult daughters.

rjwarrender@altalaw.ca


TOM G. LANGFORD
TOM G. LANGFORD

Tom graduated from the University of Alberta in 1999 with a Bachelors of Laws degree, with Distinction. He completed his Articles with the firm in June, 2000, and joined the partnership in January, 2005. Prior to returning home to Alberta to study law, Tom worked in the aviation industry for 15 years, most notably in Air Traffic Services and as a Professor of aviation management. Tom has also completed the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants' In-Depth Tax Courses.

Preferred areas of practice include: corporate law, tax, commercial transactions, mortgages, real estate, and wills and estates.

Tom was on the Board of Directors and was the President of the Red Deer Chamber of Commerce for the 2004/05 year, and has also been on the Board of Directors of the Red Deer Regional Airport Authority and the Westerner.

tglangford@altalaw.ca


GLEN D. CUNNINGHAM
GLEN D. CUNNINGHAM

Glen obtained a diploma of Electrical Engineering Technology in 1983 and became certified through his work in that field. He returned to school and graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a Bachelor of Laws Degree in 1991. Glen articled with our firm and practiced with our firm until 1994, when he founded the firm of Cunningham Melnyk and practiced there until March 1, 1997, at which time he returned to our firm.

Glen's practice as a solicitor includes the areas of real estate, wills, estate planning, business and corporate law.

Glen is past president of the Red Deer Central Lions Club and an active member of the Piper Creek Optimist Club.

gdcunningham@altalaw.ca


GLYN L. WALTERS
GLYN L. WALTERS

Glyn completed his Bachelor of Laws at the University of Alberta in April 1999.

After articling in Edmonton, Glyn joined the firm of Duhamel Manning Feehan Warrender Glass in October, 2000 and has a general litigation practice with focus on the areas of family law, criminal law and collections.

Glyn is presently on the Board of Directors for Habitat for Humanity and is married with three children.

glwalters@altalaw.ca


JAMES B. CAWSEY
JAMES B. CAWSEY

James attended the University of Alberta, and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts with first class honors in 2003, and a Bachelor of Laws degree in 2007. He commenced his articles with the firm in 2007 and was called to the Bar in 2008. James joined the partnership in January of 2013.

James practices real estate law and corporate/commercial law. He provides legal services in connection with the purchase and sale of residential and commercial property, new construction, mortgages and foreclosures, commercial leasing, commercial financing, business acquisitions and sales, corporate organizations and reorganizations, and review and preparation of various agreements.

James was a member of the board of the society that operates the Golden Circle Seniors’ Resource Centre in 2008 and 2009, and a member of the Kinsmen Club of Red Deer for numerous years, including as Membership Director for the 2009-2010, and Service Director for 2010-2011. James is currently a member of the Board of the Red Deer Chamber of Commerce.

In his spare time, James enjoys exercising, reading, cooking, skiing, travelling and spending time with his wife, Crystal, and his two daughters, Charlotte and Sophia.

jbcawsey@altalaw.ca


DAVID P. BRANT
DAVID P. BRANT

 

David graduated from the University of Waterloo, ON with a bachelor of Arts Degree in 2004 and obtained his L.L.B. degree from the University of Western Ontario in 2008. David moved to Red Deer shortly after graduation and commenced his articles with Altalaw LLP. David was called to the bar in 2009 and became a Partner of the firm in January of 2014.

Preferred areas of practice include Family Law, Real Estate, Corporate/Commercial Law and Wills and Estates (including Estate Litigation).

David, his wife Ashley, and their 3 children live in Red Deer and enjoy a variety of sports and activities, as well as travelling and spending time with family and friends.

David is a member of the Association of Collaborative Lawyers of Central Alberta and also currently serves on the Alberta Lawyers Assistance Board, and the Red Deer & District Community Foundation Board.

dpbrant@altalaw.ca



DANIELLE M. ELDER

Danielle received her Law Degree from the University of Alberta in 2001. She commenced her articles with our firm in the same year and was admitted to membership in the Law Society of Alberta in 2002. In 2008 Danielle became a firm Partner. Danielle's preferred areas of practice included residential real estate and family law. As a trained Collaborative Law Lawyer, she was a member of the Association of Collaborative Law Lawyers of Central Alberta, including acting Secretary for 2011/2012. She was also an instructor for the Real Estate Associates Program Contracts course. Danielle was actively involved in the Central Alberta Bar Association and sat on the Red Deer and District SPCA Board of Directors for 8 years.

dmelder@altalaw.ca


GINA L. TONI
GINA L. TONI

Gina obtained both her Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree in Psychology (1999) and her Bachelor of Laws (2004) from the University of Saskatchewan. Gina moved to Red Deer in 2004, and completed her articles with the firm, receiving her membership to the Law Society of Alberta in August of 2005. Gina practices primarily in the area of Family Law, Collaborative Family Law, and Child Welfare, but also does some Real Estate.

Gina is a member of the Association of Collaborative Lawyers of Central Alberta and is the Secretary of the Central Alberta Bar Association.

When not working, Gina enjoys spending time with her family, practicing yoga and is an avid runner.

gltoni@altalaw.ca


KLARA COZENS
KLARA COZENS

Klara graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce Degree in 2006 from the University of Calgary and obtained her Bachelor of Laws Degree from the University of Manitoba in 2010. Klara completed her articles with the firm and was called to the Alberta Bar in March 2011.

Klara practices primarily in the areas of family law and child welfare.

Klara serves on the Board of Directors of Family Services of Central Alberta and is a volunteer lawyer at the Central Alberta Community Legal Clinic. She is a member of the executive of the Central Alberta Bar Association.

In her spare time, Klara enjoys running, travelling and spending time with her family.

kcozens@altalaw.ca


MONICA R. BROWN
MONICA R. BROWN

Monica obtained her Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Calgary in 1997. After articling in Peace River under now Judge G.W. Paul, Monica moved with her family to Red Deer in January 2000, and joined the firm in April 2011 as an associate. Monica's primary area of practice is family law.

Away from the office, Monica enjoys golf and other outdoor pursuits such as hiking and skiing, as well as cooking and travel, especially to Whitefish, Montana.

mrbrown@altalaw.ca


SHARI L. LEWIS
SHARI L. LEWIS

Shari graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor's Degree in History in 2008 and with a Juris Doctorate in 2012. She grew up in a rural area near Red Deer, and came back to the area for her Articles, which she commenced with our firm in June of 2012. Shari was admitted to the Law Society of Alberta as a member in July of 2013.

Shari practices family law primarily, with an emphasis on child welfare.

Shari is a member of the executive counsel of the Central Alberta Bar Association. In her spare time, Shari enjoys walking her dogs, reading a variety of novels, and spending time with her family.

sllewis@altalaw.ca


DANIEL J. HUFF
DANIEL J. HUFF

Dan graduated from the University of Calgary in 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Economics and from Dalhousie University in 2011 where he obtained both his Juris Doctor and Master of Business Administration degrees. He was admitted to the Law Society of Alberta in 2013. After articling and practicing in Red Deer, Dan joined Altalaw in November 2014.

Dan’s preferred areas of practice include civil and commercial litigation, real estate, wills and estates, and all aspects of business and corporate law.

Dan is currently the Chair of the Central Alberta Sexual Assault Support Centre, and is an active member of the Piper Creek Optimist Club. Outside the office he enjoys curling and skiing, as well as water-skiing and golf when the weather permits.

djhuff@altalaw.ca


     
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