Sharon Roberts is a commercial litigator, arbitrator and occupational health and safety (OHS) lawyer helping businesses (and in some cases individuals) throughout Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan with contract review and analysis, shareholder and other commercial disputes and OHS advising and prosecution.
On the commercial litigation side, Sharon has represented business clients through "corporate divorces" where shareholder disputes are fraught with blame, suspicion, theft, forgery and fraud. Sharon assists clients with other contract disputes as well as construction contract interpretation, drafting and coordination. As part of her commercial litigation practice, Sharon also resolves intellectual property disputes brought in the Alberta and Federal Courts. Sharon has appeared before all levels of court in Alberta as well as the Federal Court, administrative tribunals and arbitration panels. She also clerked to a Justice of the Federal Court and Court Martial Court of Appeal in Ottawa.
Sharon’s experience includes working with oil and gas, construction, mining and real estate clients regarding contaminated lands and waterways, remediation, reclamation and related environmental matters.
She also works with Aboriginal business clients and has worked to resolve Aboriginal rights, titles and land claims before the Alberta and Federal Courts.
Sharon is a Qualified Arbitrator and assists parties in resolving disputes outside of court through the arbitration process.
In her OHS practice, Sharon balances issue identification, crisis management and investigation work with advice and program development to help clients identify and control hazards and prevent potential injuries and fatalities. She helps clients cope with the devastating effects of serious workplace accidents and navigate investigation processes and government demands. With the changing legal landscape in this area, Sharon is poised to help industries review and revise existing OHS frameworks and to guide organizations without existing OHS processes.
Sharon’s areas of practice include:
- Corporate and commercial litigation
- Construction disputes
- Construction contract review and revisions
- OHS planning and prevention
- OHS defense work
- Environmental advising and litigation
Value to Clients
Sharon has a psychology background and her compassion and experience with mental health issues and developmental disabilities enable her to diffuse difficult situations and reduce her clients’ stress while resolving their legal issues.
"I am an assertive litigator who tackles the most urgent priorities efficiently. I am responsive to clients and maintain an excellent level of client service."
Outside the Office
When Sharon is not working and volunteering, she is spending time with her family. She enjoys running, reading and writing.
James Alexander Burgess Bryce Memorial Award
University of Alberta
Bennett Jones Student Scholarship
University of Alberta
Edmonton Community Legal Centre
2002 - Present
Alberta Genealogical Society
2007 - Present
Alberta Lawyers Assistance Society
2010 - Present
Pro Bono Law Alberta
2012 - Present
Zoe's Animal Rescue Society
2017 - Present
Women in Leadership: Stand Out as a Leader
2019 - 2019