Our Legal Team

Cynthia P. Carels

Associate

It is my greatest privilege to guide clients through the legal system, towards recovery for injury and wrongful death claims.

Cynthia Best Lawyers 2021

It is my greatest privilege to guide clients through the legal system, towards recovery for injury and wrongful death claims. Whether the losses stem from motor vehicle accidents, medical negligence, unsafe premises, or defective products, the damages are personal to every client and their families. From our first meetings, to the resolution of a claim, I bring an empathetic and principled approach to ensure my clients are well prepared for each step along the way.
 
In the summer of 2021, I moved my practice from the partnership of a large national firm, to Weir Bowen LLP, drawn by the depth and strength of the medical malpractice team. Holding the healthcare system accountable for preventable errors requires a broad roster of specialized experts, combined with bold litigators, and knowledgeable support staff.

Prior to becoming a lawyer, I had a career in broadcast news and communications. I lean heavily on my journalism skill set every day to investigate “who, what, where, when, why” (and how) accidents happen, and to advocate for my clients with confidence and clarity.
 
I also developed the nationally accredited Legal Media Relations program for the Canadian Bar Association in partnership with Global News, and frequently appear as a guest on the Windspeaker Radio Network program, “Ask The Lawyer.”

Accolades: 2021 Best Lawyers in Canada – Personal Injury 


Education

1995 – Cinema, Television, Stage and Radio Arts (Broadcast News) 
1995 – Cinema, Television, Stage and Radio Arts (Broadcast News) Southern Alberta Institute of Technology
1999 – Bachelor of Arts (With Distinction) University of Alberta
2011 – Bachelor of Laws University of Alberta


Bar Admission

2012 – Law Society of Alberta


Professional
Associations

Canadian Bar Association
Canadian Bar Association
Alberta Civil Trial Lawyers Association

COVID-19

In light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, effective March 23, 2020, the majority of our lawyers and employees will be working remotely. All lawyers and employees have the ability to work remotely with access to electronic mail, telephone systems and electronic files. We remain dedicated and committed to helping our clients and providing a high level of legal services.