Mountain Vista Law

Candace Wray – Lawyer

Candace achieved her Juris Doctor at the University of Saskatchewan, having completed her last semester abroad at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, William S. Richardson School of Law.  She was called to both the Saskatchewan and Alberta bar in 2014 and has already gained significant experience both in and out of the courtroom. A confident and accomplished litigator when required, Candace believes that the future of family law is in negotiated settlements where possible, thus saving the expense and delay of a full court process.

Erin Barvir – Lawyer

Erin was called to the Bar in 2007, having obtained her Bachelor of Arts Degree and her Law Degree close to home, at the University of Calgary.

A highly experienced lawyer, Erin is able to adapt to the individual needs of each and every client, whether you need a strong litigator or a reasoned and rational voice out of court. Erin also has a passion for mediation and arbitration and has completed extensive training in both.  She is able to be the neutral, 3rd party to assist opposing parties in reaching an amicable resolution, with or without lawyer assistance.

Staci Smith – Lawyer

Staci was called to the Bar in 2017, after having obtained her law degree from the University of Calgary. Staci came from a boutique family law firm in Calgary where she gained significant experience with both litigation and the alternative dispute resolution processes.

Staci is proactive in seeking a fair and balanced outcome on files, and will work with her clients to achieve the solutions that best meet their needs. She is committed to handling all files in a supportive, timely, and cost-effective manner. Staci’s practice encompasses all areas of family law, as well as surrogacy and fertility law matters.

Marisa Valle – Lawyer

Marisa was called to the Bar in 2019, after having obtained her law degree at the University of Sussex in the UK. Marisa articled at a boutique regulatory law firm in Calgary where she obtained experience in environmental, energy, and administrative matters. Marisa decided she wanted to make a difference in people’s everyday lives and found the practice of family law achieves that.

Marisa strives to find a balanced outcome specific to each circumstance and meet the needs of the client. She is committed to resolving issues in a supportive and cost-effective manner.

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Maverick Law

Dave Ryan

Dave Ryan has extensive and diverse experience practicing law in Alberta. He has practiced law with two of Canada’s largest law firms as well as a small Calgary boutique firm. Dave also holds a Juris Doctorate from the University of Calgary and is a member of the Law Society of Alberta.

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Nagel Law

Carter Nagel

Carter N. Nagel is a lawyer that works out of the law office of Nagel Law in Cochrane, Alberta, and spends 20% of his time on Matrimonial / Family Law. He has been practicing law since 2003.

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Dan Aburto

Aburto is a lawyer that works out of the law office of Aburto Law in Calgary, Alberta, and spends 95% of his time on Matrimonial / Family Law. He has been practicing law since 2005.

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