Sharon Roberts

Sharon Roberts: Attorney with Field Law
  • Associate at Field Law (125 Attorneys)
  • 2500 - 10175 101 Street NW, Edmonton, AB, Canada T5J 0H3
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Biography

Sharon Roberts is a commercial litigator, arbitrator and occupational health and safety (OHS) lawyer helping businesses (and in some cases individuals) throughout Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan with contract review and analysis, shareholder and other commercial disputes and OHS advising and prosecution.

On the commercial litigation side, Sharon has represented business clients through corporate divorces where shareholder disputes are fraught with blame, suspicion, theft, forgery and fraud. Sharon assists clients with other contract disputes as well as construction contract interpretation, drafting and coordination. As part of her commercial litigation practice, Sharon also resolves intellectual property disputes brought in the Alberta and Federal Courts. Sharon has appeared before all levels of court in Alberta as well as the Federal Court, administrative tribunals and arbitration panels. She also clerked to a Justice of the Federal Court and Court Martial Court of Appeal in Ottawa.

Sharon’s experience includes working with oil and gas, construction, mining and real estate clients regarding contaminated lands and waterways, remediation, reclamation and related environmental matters.

She also works with Aboriginal business clients and has worked to resolve Aboriginal rights, titles and land claims before the Alberta and Federal Courts.

Sharon is a Qualified Arbitrator and assists parties in resolving disputes outside of court through the arbitration process.

In her OHS practice, Sharon balances issue identification, crisis management and investigation work with advice and program development to help clients identify and control hazards and prevent potential injuries and fatalities. She helps clients cope with the devastating effects of serious workplace accidents and navigate investigation processes and government demands. With the changing legal landscape in this area, Sharon is poised to help industries review and revise existing OHS frameworks and to guide organizations without existing OHS processes.

Sharon’s areas of practice include:

•Corporate and commercial litigation
•Construction disputes
•Construction contract review and revisions
•OHS planning and prevention
•OHS defense work
•Arbitration
•Environmental advising and litigation

Value to Clients

Sharon has a psychology background and her compassion and experience with mental health issues and developmental disabilities enable her to diffuse difficult situations and reduce her clients’ stress while resolving their legal issues.

I am an assertive litigator who tackles the most urgent priorities efficiently. I am responsive to clients and maintain an excellent level of client service.

Outside the Office

When Sharon is not working and volunteering, she is spending time with her family. She enjoys running, reading and writing.

Recognition

James Alexander Burgess Bryce Memorial Award
University of Alberta
2004
Bennett Jones Student Scholarship
University of Alberta
2001

Community

Pro Bono Law Alberta
Volunteer Lawyer
2012 - Present
Alberta Lawyers Assistance Society
Director
2010 - Present
Alberta Genealogical Society
Director
2007 - Present
Edmonton Community Legal Centre
Volunteer
2002 - Present

Experience

Alberta v. Suncor Inc, 2017 ABCA 221, Alberta Court of Appeal

Alberta v. Suncor Energy Inc, 2016 ABQB 264

Koerner v. Capital Health Authority, 2011 ABCA 289, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench

Koerner v. Capital Health Authority, 2011 ABQB 462, Alberta Court of Queens Bench

Koerner v. Capital Health Authority, 2011 ABCA 146, Alberta Court of Appeal

Koerner v. Capital Health Authority, 2011 ABQB 191, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench

Koerner v. Capital Health Authority, 2011 ABCA 131, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench

RIC New Brunswick Inc. v. Telecommunications Research Laboratories, 2011 ABCA 10, Alberta Court of Appeal

Koerner v. Capital Health Authority, 2010 ABQB 761, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench

Koerner v. Capital Health Authority, 2010 ABQB 753, Alberta Coourt of Queen's Bench

Koerner v. Capital Health Authority, 2010 ABQB 590, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench

Koerner v. Capital Health Authority, 2010 ABQB 518, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench

Koerner v. Capital Health Authority, 2010 ABQB 557, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench

RIC New Brunswick Inc. v. Telecommunications Research Laboratories, 2010 ABCA 227, Alberta Court of Appeal

Alberta Union of Provincial Employees v. United Nurses of Alberta, Local 168, 2009 ABCA 33, Alberta Court of Appeal

Canadian Western Bank v. 702348 Alberta Ltd., 2009 ABQB 271, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench

Hunter Financial Group Ltd. v. Maritime Life Assurance Company, 2008 ABQB 704, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench

Hunter Financial Group Ltd. v. Maritime Life Assurance Company, 2008 ABQB 787, Alberta

Hunter Financial Group Ltd. v. Maritime Life Assurance Company, 2007 ABQB 263, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench

News + Views + Events

January - March 2016
Labour and Employment: 2015 Year in Review
February - March 2015
Labour and Employment: 2014 Year in Review
May 2014
Don’t Let this Happen to You: Recent Developments in Occupational Health &Safety Law
November 2004
Consumer Privacy and State Security: Losing our Balance
2003
Same Sex Unions: An Introduction

Client Stories

Resolving a complex shareholder dispute

•From 2012-2014 Sharon and her team were involved in a complex shareholder dispute involving allegations of forgery, fraud and corporate mismanagement of multiple businesses. Sharon’s team crafted a means of seizing control of the business and concluded the litigation out of court with her clients retaining ownership of the businesses.

Solution to urgent corporate lawsuit allegations

•In 2014-2015 Sharon acted for parties involved in a complex set of corporate lawsuits that included allegations of theft, fraud and civil conspiracy. Some of the litigation had been ongoing for years when the client retained Field Law on an urgent basis. Sharon had to make multiple emergency court applications, often without notice to the opposing parties, to trace and freeze funds. Her clients ultimately resolved the dispute and were able to restore their personal and professional reputations.

Areas of Practice (8)

  • Construction
  • Labour + Employment
  • Small + Medium Business
  • Occupational Health + Safety
  • Litigation
  • Corporate + Business Disputes
  • Business
  • Real Estate

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
780 423 9591  Phone
780 428 9329  Fax
www.fieldlaw.com
University Attended:
Simon Fraser University, Bachelor of Arts, with Distinction, 1993
Law School Attended:
University of Alberta, Bachelor of Laws, with Distinction, 2004
Year of First admission:
2006
Admission:
2006, Alberta
Languages:
Spanish
Reported Cases:
Reported Cases: Alberta v. Suncor Energy Inc. 2016 ABQB 264 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2016; Koerner v. Capital Health Authority 2011 ABQB 462 Alberta Court of Queens Bench 2011; Koerner v. Capital Health Authority 2011 ABQB 191 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2011; Koerner v. Capital Health Authority 2011 ABCA 289 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2011; Koerner v. Capital Health Authority 2011 ABCA 146 Alberta Court of Appeal 2011; Koerner v. Capital Health Authority 2011 ABCA 131 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2011; RIC New Brunswick Inc. v. Telecommunications Research Laboratories 2011 ABCA 10 Alberta Court of Appeal 2011; Koerner v. Capital Health Authority 2010 ABQB 761 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2010; Koerner v. Capital Health Authority 2010 ABQB 753 Alberta Coourt of Queen's Bench 2010; Koerner v. Capital Health Authority 2010 ABQB 590 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2010; Koerner v. Capital Health Authority 2010 ABQB 557 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2010; Koerner v. Capital Health Authority 2010 ABQB 518 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2010; RIC New Brunswick Inc. v. Telecommunications Research Laboratories 2010 ABCA 227 Alberta Court of Appeal 2010; Canadian Western Bank v. 702348 Alberta Ltd. 2009 ABQB 271 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2009; Alberta Union of Provincial Employees v. United Nurses of Alberta, Local 168 2009 ABCA 33 Alberta Court of Appeal 2009; Hunter Financial Group Ltd. v. Maritime Life Assurance Company 2008 ABQB 787 Alberta 2008; Hunter Financial Group Ltd. v. Maritime Life Assurance Company 2008 ABQB 704 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2008; Hunter Financial Group Ltd. v. Maritime Life Assurance Company 2007 ABQB 263 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2007
ISLN:
918826471

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