Ashton Butler



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Education & Qualifications

  • Saskatchewan Bar (2020)
  • Alberta Bar (2018)
  • JD with great distinction (Saskatchewan, 2017)
  • BSc (Victoria, 2013)

Services and Industries

Ashton’s practice focuses on labour and employment law. She advises employers and management in a variety of industries on a wide range of employment issues.

Ashton provides employers with guidance and assistance on all matters relating to labour and employment law. She regularly advises employers on matters including hiring, the drafting and implementation of employment contracts, independent consulting contracts and workplace policies, disciplinary matters, employment standards, terminations and layoff strategy, wrongful and constructive dismissal claims, navigating human rights, harassment and accommodation situations, and defending employers facing litigation. Ashton also conducts harassment and other workplace investigations.

  • Counsel to Federated Co-operatives Limited on the $72-million sale of oil and gas assets in Saskatchewan and Alberta to ROK Resources Inc.


  • Coach, Canadian National Negotiation Competition moot team, University of Saskatchewan College of Law (present)
  • Chair, Administrative and Labour & Employment Law Section, Canadian Bar Association, Saskatchewan (South) (present)
  • Vice-Chair, Administrative and Labour & Employment Law Section, Canadian Bar Association, Saskatchewan (South) (2020-2021)
  • Director, Association of Women Lawyers, Calgary (2018-2019)
  • Civil Claims Duty Counsel and Amicus Volunteer, Pro Bono Law Alberta (2017-2019)
  • Valedictorian, Class of 2017, University of Saskatchewan College of Law
  • Member, Editorial Board, Saskatchewan Law Review (2016-2017)
  • International Chamber of Commerce Mediation Competition (2016-2017)
  • Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition (2015-2016)
  • Volunteer, Legal Advice Clinic, CLASSIC (2014-2015)


  • Canadian Bar Association (2017-present)
  • Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers (2020-present)
  • Chartered Professionals in Human Resources (CPHR) Saskatchewan (2020-present)
  • Law Society of Saskatchewan (2020-present)
  • Law Society of Alberta (2017-present) (inactive)
  • Recognized as “One to Watch” by Best Lawyers in Canada – Labour and employment law (since 2024)
  • Saskatchewan Law Review Honour (2017)
  • Marj Benson Leadership Scholarship (2017)
  • Third place team – Canadian National Negotiation Competition (2017)
  • Upper-Year Juris Doctor Academic Achievement Scholarship (2016)
  • Save on Foods Award in Community Involvement and Volunteerism (2016)
  • Nasser Scholarship (2016)
  • University of Saskatchewan Scholarship (2015)
  • David C. Kyle Memorial Scholarship (2015)
  • Second place team – Dentons Negotiation Competition (2015)