Kelsey J. Meyer

Bennett Jones LLP, Calgary

Call: 2003


Kelsey Meyer is running for Bencher to provide balanced, thoughtful leadership at a time of increasing polarization in the legal profession and society generally. She aims to apply thoughtful and open-minded communication and decision-making skills to the role of Bencher.

Kelsey has over 20 years of experience advising clients in complex commercial litigation, insolvency and restructuring matters as a partner and co-head of the Restructuring and Insolvency group at Bennett Jones LLP. She has appeared before all levels of court in Canada. She was recently appointed as a member of the Insolvency Institute of Canada. Kelsey is recognized by Canadian and cross-border legal directories, and has a proven track record of hard work and dedication to her clients, colleagues and community. She would bring this same discipline to the role of a Bencher.

Kelsey is committed to serving her community. She is a member of the Law Society’s Lawyer Competence Committee. She is the volunteer coordinator of the Alberta Lawyers’ Assistance Society’s Parents Practicing Law program in Calgary. She serves as the secretary on her son’s school council, and has served on the board of directors of Champions Career Centre, which assists people with disabilities in finding employment. She volunteers with the Ukrainian Canadian Bar Association. Over the course of her career at Bennett Jones, Kelsey has acted as a principal and as a formal mentor to 19 articling students and associates.

Kelsey is a resolute leader by example with a collaborative, hands-on style. She encourages those around her to learn, grow and work together. She knows how to solve highly complex legal issues and when to be decisive. Lawyers and clients appreciate Kelsey as a dedicated, hard-working and collegial team member. She has a fierce commitment to what is right and is devoted to building and maintaining a positive work culture.

Kelsey was born and raised in Lethbridge. She and her husband enjoy spending time with their eight-year-old son.