Meet Danielle Bourgeois
Danielle Bourgeois’ story is anything but one-dimensional. As a Partner with Field Law, she is familiar with hard work and dedication in her professional endeavours. However, Danielle’s commitment extends far beyond the courtroom.
As a student at the University of Alberta career day in 2009, Danielle was instantly drawn to the Field Law booth. She was struck by how friendly and encouraging the Field Law representatives were. She felt an instant connection and comfort, and knew that Field was a place where she could make a life—not just a living.
After receiving an offer from Field Law for an articling student position, Danielle accepted. After being called to the Bar, she felt it was very important to avoid specializing in a certain area of law too soon—she needed to have the ability to experience both litigation and corporate/commercial work to determine which path her law career should take. Field Law gave her the opportunity to experience many different areas of the law and determine exactly where she wanted to go. To date, Danielle has been able to work closely with nearly every partner at her office.
In conjunction with building her law career, Danielle has also been writing a story of success in the sports world. As part of the University of Alberta Pandas hockey team, she had four national championships under her belt by the time she’d graduated.
Thanks to the flexibility afforded to her by Field Law, Danielle has been able to further pursue her passion in this arena as a coach for the Pandas for four years. She presently coaches with MacEwan University Griffins. In her spare time, Danielle also plays hockey, runs marathons and is training for IRONMAN Canada.
Since day one, Danielle has appreciated the opportunities that came with working at Field Law—not only to build her career, but also to maintain and expand the other community and leadership roles that she values.
Though there’s always work to be done, Field Law has shown Danielle that working as many hours as possible isn’t what matters; your true success is measured by your real contributions to the Firm and the community. Her story continues to develop—and every chapter is more exciting than the last.
Danielle is a Partner with Field Law, maintaining a practice in both general litigation and insurance.