Laura H. Bruyer

Barrister & Solicitor

Laura Bruyer is an experienced litigator at all three court levels (Provincial, Court of Queen’s Bench and the Court of Appeal) in matters of conflict where litigation is the last resort. She has appeared before the Court of Appeal of Alberta more than 25 times.

Laura obtained her LLB from the University of Alberta in 1991 and articled to a large Edmonton firm before moving to a smaller firm in 1992 where she became a partner in 1997. She moved from a general litigation practice to a focus on family law in 1999 and joined the partnership of Gordon Zwaenepoel (now Bruyer & Mackay) in 2005.

She specializes in complex disputes relating to custody, access, child support, spousal support, and property division in both trial and appeal courts. In addition to her court of appeal work, she also runs at least six family law trials/hearings a year in which oral evidence is called. She has represented clients in numerous binding judicial dispute resolutions as an effective alternative to trial when appropriate.

Laura is a regular contributor to the advancement of legal education and has presented papers for the Legal Education Society of Alberta, with a particular emphasis on spousal support. She has been a sessional lecturer at the University of Alberta Faculty of Law and recently became a member of the steering committee charged with revising and rewriting the Alberta Family Law Practice Manual.