Kaitlin Ward




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Education & Qualifications

  • Alberta Bar (2020)
  • JD with distinction (Saskatchewan, 2019)
  • BA with distinction (Victoria, 2014)

Kaitlin is an associate lawyer in the firm’s Calgary office. She maintains an insolvency and general litigation practice.

Kaitlin is an associate lawyer practising in the firm’s insolvency and commercial litigation groups. Kaitlin has been involved in proceedings under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act and the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act, including consumer proposals, receivership proceedings, secured lending enforcement and foreclosures. She has also represented clients on general commercial matters in the Alberta Court of Justice, the Alberta Court of King’s Bench and the Ontario Superior Court of Justice.

Kaitlin graduated with distinction from the University of Saskatchewan College of Law in 2019. She completed her articles with MLT Aikins and was a summer student in the firm’s Calgary office in 2017.

Prior to attending law school, Kaitlin graduated with distinction from the University of Victoria with a Bachelor of Arts. She played rugby for the University of Victoria varsity rugby team, as well as the Calgary Rams Rugby Club.

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, IWIRC Western Canada Network 
  • Member, Turnaround Management Association 
  • Third-year Class Representative, Law Students’ Association (2018-2019)
  • Social Director, Law Students’ Association (2017-2018)
  • Volunteer, Family Law Education Project, Elizabeth Fry Society (2016-2017)
  • Recognized as One to Watch, Corporate and Commercial Litigation, Best Lawyers in Canada  (2024-present)
  • National Champion, Willms & Shier Environmental Law Moot (2019)
  • Distinguished Orallist, Willms & Shier Environmental Law Moot (2019)
  • Top 15 Orallist, Davies Corporate/Securities Law Moot (2018)
  • College of Law Upper-Year Juris Doctor Academic Achievement Scholarship (2017)
  • James M. Stevenson Scholarship (2016)
  • Canadian Interuniversity Sport Honour Roll Award (Victoria, 2013)
  • President’s Award (Victoria, 2010-2013)
  • Co-author, “Recent Developments in CBCA Plans of Arrangement – Finding the Balance Between a Facilitative and Functional Process,” Journal of the Insolvency Institute of Canada (2021)
  • Co-author, “To Approve or Not Approve – That is the Question: The Court’s Discretion when Considering to Approve an Asset Sale in the Absence of a Court-Approved Sales Process”, Journal of the Insolvency Institute of Canada (2022)