Andreina Varela-Taylor

Associate

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Office: Calgary

Main: (403) 693-5404

Fax: (403) 508-4349

Education & Qualifications

  • Alberta Bar (2018)
  • JD (Calgary, 2017)
  • BA honours, first class (Calgary, 2013)

Andreina is a solutions-focused litigator with proven success in discovering critical legal points in complex disputes.

Andreina maintains a general litigation practice. She has successfully represented clients before the Alberta Court of Appeal, the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta and the Provincial Court of Alberta in a broad range of matters.

Prior to joining MLT Aikins, she practised at a litigation boutique firm. Andreina articled in-house with Precision Drilling Corporation followed by working as a Crown Prosecutor where she honed her Courtroom advocacy skills.

Andreina is fluent in Spanish.

  • Member, Agenda for Justice Committee, Canadian Bar Association – Alberta Branch.
  • Member, Access to Justice Committee, Canadian Bar Association – Alberta Branch.
  • Member, Equality, Diversity & Inclusion committee, Canadian Bar Association – Alberta Branch
  • Legal Clinic Volunteer Lawyer, Calgary Legal Guidance
  • Mentorship Program, Canadian Bar Association – Alberta Branch
  • Event Planning Committee, Drug Treatment Court – Calgary
  • Volunteer Lawyer, Pro-Bono Alberta, Queen’s Bench Amicus Program

Memberships

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Law Society of Alberta
  • Association of Women Lawyers (Calgary)
  • Alberta Civil Trial Lawyers Association
  • “Diversity: More than ticking boxes,” National Magazine, Canadian Bar Association (October, 2020)
  • Eric Lahoda Memorial Scholarship for Leadership, University of Calgary
  • Dahrlyne Hubert Languages Bursary, University of Calgary
  • Spanish Embassy Book Prize, University of Calgary
  • Jason Lang Scholarship for Academic Achievement, Province of Alberta
  • Shell Experiential Energy Learning Award, University of Calgary
  • Aisling Wall Memorial Bursary, University of Calgary
  • Dean’s List – University of Calgary