Meet Our Team


Christie Callihoo

Christie has practiced Family Law since 2008. She has appeared in Alberta Provincial Court, Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench and Alberta’s Court of Appeal.

Christie was called to the bar in 2008 and has a background of sociology.

Christie often is often appointed by the court to provide the children’s perspective in court proceedings.

Christie is a results-focused lawyer who acts in your best interests.


Phone: 587.489.5751


Dean Bergsma

Dean has twelve years of experience with family conflict. Dean practices as a family mediator, arbitrator, and family lawyer. Dean uses a very down to earth style, seeking understanding first, settlement second, and litigation through the court system if all other options have been explored.

With his MBA and financial experience gained as a director of several public companies, Dean enjoys complex files.


Phone: 780.990.0410


Theresa Hamel

Theresa is an articling student from the University of Alberta. With a background in international development, she always thought she would wind up somewhere far away. Theresa realized that the law, family and her roots are where her passions lie and she returned to law school.

Theresa understands that dealing with family matters is stressful and daunting. Theresa listens to her clients, and works to make resolution as smooth and understandable as possible.


Phone: 587.453.2148


Drew Sandstrom

Barrister and Solicitor

Drew is called to the bar and he has practiced in Alberta, Australia, and Ontario. His diverse legal background provides him with valuable knowledge and insight that he utilizes in his family law practice.

Drew understands that family law is emotional, and can oftentimes be emotionally draining. Drew believes that a good family lawyer actively listens and provides sound solutions for clients. His preferred practice style is to resolve family law disputes as effectively and efficiently as possible.


Phone: 587.489.5748

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