Profile: Edward Gale, Lawyer

Ruth Olson

Prior to joining Maverick Law Edward spent the last six years overseas. He played professional ice hockey in Germany before deciding to attend law school in England. Edward graduated with an LL.B. in 2016 from the University of Leicester and was the founder and president of the Sports Law Society. Additionally, he competed for both the golf and hockey team, was a mooting finalist and won the National Sports Law Negotiation competition. Most recently Edward lived in China where his main focus was hockey development and working at China Sports Law.

Before venturing overseas Edward attended Notre Dame College in Saskatchewan where he accepted an athletic scholarship to the University of Guelph. While at Guelph, Edward captained the varsity hockey team for four seasons and was named to both CIS Academic-All Canadian and OAC Deans Honours lists, while completing his Bachelor of Landscape Architecture Degree.

Edward is excited to be joining Maverick Law and to be back in Canada with his wife and new baby girl. In his spare time Edward enjoys spending time outdoors golfing, fishing, camping and playing hockey.

Profile: Brian D. Goldsworthy. F.T., B.A.Sc., LL.B. Barrister & Solicitor


Brian currently practices criminal, family, commercial litigation, civil litigation, personal injury law, and associated matters.

Brian earned his undergraduate degree from Lakehead University (Deans list) in Ontario and completed his degree in law at the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom. While at law school Brian co-founded and edited the student law review. He was also a successful competitor in the law school’s negotiation competition.

Brian brings a unique skill set as he is a former Toronto firefighter rising through the ranks from firefighter to Captain and ultimately acting in the capacity of District Chief in Operations Division. Brian was awarded the Ontario Medal for Firefighter bravery in 1999. His extensive experience at emergency scenes affords him a unique ability to make appropriate decisions in high stress environments. Brian completed his legal training at a downtown Calgary law firm having successfully represented clients in both the criminal and family courts prior to his call to the Alberta Bar in 2019.

Brian is currently a member of both the Alberta and Ontario bars.

In his spare time Brian enjoys swimming laps at the local YMCA, working on hot rods and spending time with family and friends.

Profile: Carmen Ryan, Business Manager


Carmen has worked with Maverick Law for 10 years in Business Operations and Accounting. Prior to operating Maverick Law with her husband, Dave Ryan, Carmen worked in the Market Research industry for over 10 years. She worked for companies such as Ipsos-Reid, SAIT, and Praxis as a Research Manager and Consultant. Carmen earned her Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Calgary. She then continued her education at the University, publishing her Thesis on Destination Branding in the Journal of Travel Research and earning her Masters of Business Administration.

When not busy driving her 3 girls to various dance and karate events, Carmen enjoys being in nature and skiing and hiking with her family. A day in the mountains is a day that is never wasted!

Profile: Stephanie Kilbride, Legal Assistant

Stepanhie Kilbride

Stephanie Kilbride joined Maverick Law in 2014 as a courier and quickly became an integral part of our team. She is now our assistant in our Redwood Meadows office. She supports our team in the areas of Real Estate, Wills, and Family Law and is often the first point of contact for our Redwood / Bragg Creek clients.

Prior to joining Maverick Law, Stephanie worked for over a decade in the oil and gas industry supporting the Safety and Environment and Operations Teams.

In her free time Stephanie enjoys being surrounded by family and friends, feeding others, gardening, reading and tracking down who stole the last piece of the puzzle. She loves long walks with her doggie, is a night owl, and lives for camping.

Profile: Shannon Watts, Real Estate Lawyer

Shannon Watts

Shannon Watts joined Maverick Law in 2013 and is our real estate expert. Her career began at the University of Lethbridge where she received her Bachelor of Arts with a major in Philosophy. She then continued her education at the University of Calgary where she graduated with her Bachelor of Laws.

Shannon has worked in the legal industry for several years. She began her career at Torry Lewis Abells as an articling student and junior lawyer. Once she moved to Calgary she worked as a Real Estate lawyer at LeClair Thibeault and also did some legal research as a contract lawyer.

In addition to working with Maverick Law, Shannon also owns and operates a trucking company alongside her husband.

When she can find some spare time, Shannon enjoys camping, biking, reading, and spending quality time with her family.

Profile: Mandy Kellock - Legal Assistant

Mandy Kellock

Mandy is excited to start the New Year by joining the Maverick Law team in January 2021 having began her work in the legal profession 3 and a half years ago at another local law firm.

Since moving to Canada with her family from Scotland 13 years ago Mandy has enjoyed working in a variety of roles predominantly real-estate and administration based. Mandy will be in our Cochrane Office as an administrator and will assist Maverick Law team and our clients on a variety of legal matters.

Outside of work she is kept busy, and on her toes, with her three active teenage boys. Mandy also enjoys keeping fit, walking the family’s dogs, and enjoying motorcycle trips out with her husband.

Profile: Erin Hildebrand - Legal Assistant

Erin Hildebrand

Erin is pleased to have recently joined the Maverick Team part-time while completing her education as a legal assistant. Erin began her administrative career in the upstream energy industry while earning a diploma in Energy Asset Management and has more recently worked in Alberta’s real estate sector. Upon repeated exposure to the legal industry in her past positions and a keen interest, Erin is excited to gain experience and assist in all areas of law while working for Maverick Law.

In her spare time, Erin enjoys reading, cooking (more specifically eating), any kind of outdoor activity and spending quality time with her Husband and two children.

Profile: Bonnie McWilliam - Receptionist/Office Admin

Bonnie McWilliam

Bonnie recently joined Maverick Law as our Receptionist/Office Admin. She will be the friendly face that greets clients at our Cochrane office. Born and raised near Melbourne, Australia, Bonnie moved to Canada in 2013. She has spent the last 7 years in Lake Louise before moving to Cochrane in 2021.

Bonnie previously worked as a Human Resources Coordinator, where her responsibilities included everything from recruitment to workplace injury management. She is enthusiastic about the opportunity to learn from the team at Maverick Law and grow professionally in this role.

At home, Bonnie is kept busy by her two young boys. She loves brunch, cups of tea and hosting friends. She and her partner are looking forward to raising their family in this community.

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