- Queen’s University, Juris Doctor, 1996
- University of Victoria, First-Class Honours Bachelor of Arts (Co-op Philosophy), 1993
- Law Society of Alberta
- Law Society of British Columbia
- Registered Collaborative Family Lawyer
- Collaborative Divorce Alberta Association (Board Member)
- Alberta Civil Trial Lawyers Association
- Canadian Bar Association (Family Law Subsection)
- Calgary Bar Association
Sean grew up in Kelowna, and has always loved the Rockies. He received his BA with honours at the University of Victoria before heading to Ontario to attend Queen’s University where he completed his Juris Doctor. He went back to the West coast where he was admitted to the bar of British Columbia. He articled at a boutique appellate firm in Vancouver before practicing civil litigation and family law in Prince George. Sean then spent a few years teaching at a Japanese university high school and an American university in greater Tokyo. He came back to Canada and became a member of the Bar of Alberta in 2009.
Sean has always been captivated with legal issues, with a real passion for advocacy. During his undergraduate studies he was immediately absorbed by his work in ethics. He felt that when the legal system is used to apply ethical principles it could be an effective tool for change. Sean finds family law invigorating and rewarding because it’s one of the most practical and constructive areas of law a lawyer can work in. He gets to work closely with his clients to champion results that have long term effects on their lives.
Sean is happy to be living in Calgary. Not only is it close to the mountains, it’s close to his family and a place he’s proud to call home. He’s passionate about children’s rights and access to justice. He is currently a board member of the Collaborative Divorce Alberta Association, and a volunteer lawyer for the University of Calgary Student Legal Assistance, and the Canadian Bar Association’s Volunteer Lawyer Service. When he finds spare time he enjoys cycling, playing squash, and following popular science and politics.
Sean is a registered collaborative lawyer and qualified mediator, and has served as co-chair of the City of Calgary’s Canada Day Activities Committee, secretary-treasurer of UNICEF British Columbia’s Education for Development Committee, secretary of the board of directors of the Prince George United Way, and a director of the British Columbia Eating Disorders Association. He has also been a member of the Prince George Rotary Club and the City of Prince George’s Social Allocations Committee, a volunteer lawyer for the Western Canada Society to Access Justice, a volunteer caseworker for Queen’s University Legal Aid, and a Big Brother.