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Brett M. Carlson

Brett M. Carlson

Brett M. Carlson, B.A.Sc., J.D.

[email protected] (604) 343-2837 (Vancouver Local)

Brett graduated from the University of Lethbridge in 2013 with a Bachelors of Arts and Science in History and Psychology. He then relocated to Atlantic Canada and completed his Juris Doctor (J.D.) at the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University in Halifax, NS. Brett completed his articles with a full-service regional firm in Lethbridge, AB and was called to the bar as a member of the Law Society of Alberta in 2017 before joining Davidson Fraese. Brett has an extensive academic history in international law and human rights, having been published for his work on implementing hate crime legislation in Mongolia when he interned with the Mongolian Government. Focusing domestically, Brett found his niche in family law as a way to help people who are often going through one of the most difficult experiences of their lives.

Brett is a strong advocate for alternative dispute resolution (ADR) as he understands the detrimental effect litigation can have on parties going through a separation. In many matters, Brett finds that mediation, arbitration, or some other form of ADR can help clients achieve great results while maintaining a focus on communication, cooperation, and most importantly, children. However, Brett also knows that in some circumstances, court intervention is required and he is a strong and skilled advocate in court. Brett appears regularly in the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta, Provincial Court of Alberta, Supreme Court of British Columbia, and the Provincial Court of British Columbia.

Brett takes a holistic, rational approach to his clients’ matters to ensure that a proper strategy can be put into place from the beginning. This assists in creating tailor-made, practical, and cost-effective strategies that work for his clients to reach resolution as efficiently as possible.

In his spare time, you will find Brett exploring the mountains, travelling, on the golf course, or reading in his favourite cafes and parks downtown. Brett is also an avid hockey fan, so you may also find him sporting a Calgary Flames jersey regardless of the city he is in.

Member, Law Society of Alberta, 2017 Member, Law Society of British Columbia, 2018

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