Khatera Haidery



In family law, the key to successful representation is to listen carefully to the client’s goals while creating a framework to achieve them efficiently.

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Khatera articled at Dunphy Best Blocksom in 2009/2010 and has been an Associate at DBB since July 2010.

She practices primarily in the area of family law. She is committed to ensuring that her client’s interests and needs are understood and advanced, by maintaining civility, reasonableness and a high level of respect and sensitivity to all parties involved. Khatera believes that the best interests of her clients can be promoted through an interest-based approach in negotiations, mediation, and through all dispute resolution processes.

Khatera has litigation experience at all three levels of the Courts in Alberta, including trial and appellate work. Khatera was counsel in the Court of Appeal on Alberta’s leading case on the issues of foreign marriage and polygamy.

Khatera currently volunteers with Pro Bono Law Alberta. She is a former member of the Board of Directors of Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association and Centre for Newcomers. Khatera has volunteered with Future Generations Canada, the Alberta Mentor Foundation for Youth, and Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan.

Khatera believes strongly in the importance of mentorship and considers the opportunity to do so a great privilege. She has been involved with Student Legal Assistance at the University of Calgary and with Law Society of Alberta as a mentor through Mentor Express Program. She has continued to be a coach/facilitator for the Negotiation Course at the University of Calgary Law School.

Khatera’s other interests include running, participating in fitness classes, reading non-fiction books, cooking, and keeping busy with her husband and two children.


  • Dari
  • Farsi (Persian)
  • Urdu
  • Hindi


University of Calgary, J.D. 2009

Called to the Bar

Alberta - 2010
  • Family Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Member, Law Society of Alberta
  • Member, Calgary Bar Association
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association

Contact Assistant

Lamya Hage
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