Kellinde Wrightson is an Australian-Canadian who practices primarily civil litigation and foreclosures, as well as real estate law, and wills and estates. Kellinde joined our office as a Student-at-Law in 2017. Prior to that she was an award-winning university academic for 12 years in the humanities and law and has a strong background in research and work that requires attention to detail. Kellinde’s approach to her practice is effective, efficient, sensitive and courteous.

Representative Experience 2018-2020
• As originating lawyer, Kellinde is acting for a defendant in a Queen’s Bench civil litigation matter concerning a residential purchase agreement and interests in land.
• Kellinde is currently assisting senior counsel on multiple Queen’s Bench civil litigation actions involving personal injury and breach of contract with respect to drafting pleadings, researching and drafting briefs, preparation for and attendance at questioning, and preparation of undertakings.

• Kellinde regularly acts for national and regional lenders in relation to residential foreclosures at all stages of the process from demand letter to foreclosure or judicial sale. Kellinde has also acted for defendants in foreclosure actions.

• Kellinde’s residential real estate practice coupled with her litigation practice, has given her experience in land-related claims relating to priority issues, improperly registered builder’s liens and caveats, co-ownership and restrictive covenants.

Employment Law

  • Kellinde has recently started acting for employers, advising them on terminating employees, calculating proper severance and protecting confidential and proprietary information, as well as assisting in the defence of claims based on wrongful dismissal and constructive dismissal.

• Kellinde, as originating lawyer and under the supervision of senior counsel, acted for a vendor corporation in its $6.7 million offering of common shares. This was a multifaceted transaction involving historical minute books, historical commercial leases registered on title from the 1960s, a Share Purchase Agreement, Escrow, Vendor Take Back Mortgage and a General Security Agreement. This file afforded Kellinde the opportunity to gain some experience in corporate law.

Outside her work life, Kellinde
• Enjoys the company of her family and friends;
• Is a published author of fiction with Australian publisher Brandl & Schlesinger and Kellinde continues to write fiction when she finds the time; and
• Is an enthusiastic skier, having qualified as a Level 1 Ski Instructor with the Canadian Ski Instructor’s Alliance two years after taking up the sport. Kellinde is currently working towards her Level 2 Ski Instructor qualification.

Core Practice:
Civil Litigation
Real Estate Law

Year Called to Bar:
Alberta 2018
Supreme Court of New South Wales, Australia 2006

Law Society of Alberta
Canadian Bar Association
Advocate’s Society
Canadian Association of Authors
Australian Society of Authors