Kathleen Shannon, P.Eng.

Kathleen Shannon, P.Eng.: Attorney with Field Law
  • Associate at Field Law (122 Attorneys)
  • 400 - 444 7 AVE SW, Calgary, AB, Canada T2P 0X8
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Kathleen Shannon is an energy regulatory lawyer with a focus on environmental and Indigenous law. She has broad range of experience in regulatory law, including facilities applications, tolls and tariffs proceedings and surface rights matters.

Kathleen provides counsel regarding approvals for power plants, including wind farms and cogeneration plants, pipelines, oil sands projects, LNG facilities, wells, and telecommunications towers. She has appeared before the National Energy Board, the Alberta Utilities Commission, the Alberta Energy Regulator, the Alberta Surface Rights Board, Joint Review Panels and a Pipeline Arbitration Committee. Kathleen also represents clients in industry disputes and in negotiations, arbitrations and engagement with landowners and Indigenous groups. She provides advice on a range of environmental issues including permitting and approvals, environmental assessment, incident investigation and management and regulatory compliance.

Kathleen is registered as a Professional Engineer in Alberta. Prior to entering the legal profession, she worked as an engineer for a major oil and gas company gaining operations and project management experience giving her insight into her clients' needs. Kathleen also worked in environmental consulting, municipal waste management, automobile manufacturing and chemical manufacturing during work terms while earning her Bachelor of Applied Science in Chemical Engineering at the University of Waterloo.


Lecturer / Teaching Positions

The following is a list of lectures, classes, seminars or speaking engagements given or taught by Kathleen:

Environmental Law for Engineers - A Primer University of Calgary 2009 - Present

Volunteer / Pro Bono

Canadian Society of Professional Geologists Foundation Trustee 2015-Present
Brenda Strafford Society for the Prevention of Domestic Violence Committee Member 2009-2015
Girl Guides of Canda Leader 2007-2009

Published Works


The Court of Appeal Upholds the Redwater Decision Field Law Energy Group April 2017
One Small Step - Alberta Energy Regulator Makes Change to Interim Measures July 2016
The Alberta Energy Regulator Makes Waves with its Response to the Redwater Decision The Advisor July 2016
The Redwater Decision: The Alberta Energy Regulator - Trumped by Federal Bankruptcy Law June 2016
Alberta Policy on Consultation with First Nations on Land and Natural Resources Management The Negotiator November 2013

Areas of Practice (3)

  • Energy and Natural Resources
  • Administrative
  • Metis and First Nations

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
403 260 8531  Phone
403 264 7084  Fax
University Attended:
University of Waterloo, B.A.Sc., Chemical Engineering, 2000
Law School Attended:
Australian National University, College of Law, Exchange Student 2006; University of Western Ontario, LL.B., 2007
Year of First admission:
2008, Alberta

Professional Associations

Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta Member 2008-Present
Canadian Bar Association Member 2007-Present
Law Society of Alberta Member 2007-Present


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