Khatera Haidery


Khatera began her legal career with DBB Law in 2009 as an articling student and has been an integral member of the firm ever since.

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.

Mandatory Family Alternative Dispute Resolution in Alberta

Khatera is experienced in family law alternative dispute resolution (ADR) and can help parties fulfil the court-mandated requirement to participate in an ADR process before their matter can be brought before the Court.

As a skilled ADR practitioner, Khatera understands the impact parenting conflict and family violence can have on children and their development. As a result, she can also assist parties to meet the court-required ADR which must be completed before their family matter may proceed to Court.


  • Dari
  • Farsi (Persian)
  • Urdu
  • Hindi

Practice Areas

  • Family Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution


  • Member, Law Society of Alberta
  • Member, Calgary Bar Association
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association


  • University of Calgary, J.D. 2009