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Wendy E. Best QC


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Wendy Best has a well-established family law practice and has earned ongoing recognition as a leading family law practitioner since being called to the bar in 1980. She joined DBB in 1982 and became a partner in 1986. Wendy was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1994. She acts primarily for high net worth individuals and families. While she settles most matters, Wendy’s practice includes litigation.

She was inducted as a fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers in 2008. She has been selected by Best Lawyers in Canada annually since 2006 and was recognized as the Calgary Family Lawyer of the Year in both 2010 and 2017. In 2018, she was awarded both the Canadian Bar Association/Law Society of Alberta “Distinguished Service Award for Service to the Profession” and the Women in Law Leadership Award for “Leadership in the Profession (Private Practice)”.

Wendy is a sought-after speaker for many organizations including the National Judicial Institute; the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners; the Canadian Tax Foundation; the B.C. Supreme Court Judges Education Program; the Alberta Queen’s Bench Judges Education Program; the Newfoundland/Labrador Supreme Court Judges Education Program; the Advocates Society; Federation of Law Societies; Calgary Bar Association; Canadian Bar Association; Jewish Family Services; Alberta Trial Lawyers Association and the Legal Education Society of Alberta.

She was on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the Canadian Research Institute for Law and the Family for 22 years, including serving as President from 2009 until 2016. She was a member of the Board of Directors of the Heritage Park Society, serving on the Audit & Risk Management Committee and the Finance Committee.

Wendy served as a member of the Alberta Securities Commission for six years and on the Law Society of Alberta’s Family Law Advisory Committee for five years. She was on the Board of the University of Calgary’s Student Legal Assistance for 11 years. Wendy was a member of the Canadian Bar Association’s National Council and several of its committees.

Wendy balances her busy practice with regular cycling trips to countries with good food and wine.

Wendy E. Best QC


  • Family law

Wendy E. Best QC


  • Fellow, International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

Wendy E. Best QC


  • Named as the Calgary Family Lawyer of the Year for 2010 by the “Best Lawyers in Canada”.
  • Named in the “Best Lawyers in Canada” annually since 2006 in the area of Family Law.
  • Selected in 2009 as one of Law Days top 56 leading lawyers in Canadian Family Law.
  • Named to the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory annually as “most frequently” or “consistently” recommended
  • leading practitioner in the area of Family Law.
  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating with Martindale-Hubbell since 2005.
  • Cited as a “Titan” by Peter C. Newman in his book “The Canadian Establishment. The “Titans”.
  • Queen’s Counsel, 1994

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(403) 750-1126
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Sharon Melanson
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University of Calgary, LL. B., 1979 University of Calgary, Finance/Marketing, B. Comm. 1975

Called to the Bar

Alberta - 1980