Tara L. Petersen

Partner

Joseph B. Amantea, Partner

Direct: (403) 228-8383
Email: petersen@wbalaw.ca

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Assistant

Desi Klein

Direct: (403) 228-8384
Email: dklein@wbalaw.ca

Assistant

Misty Barley

Direct: (403) 228-8381
Email: mbarley@wbalaw.ca

Assistant

Dawn Cocar

Direct: (403) 228-8396
Email: dcocar@wbalaw.ca

Tara joined the firm as an articling student in 1994, became an associate in 1995 and then a partner in 2000. Tara offers a unique skillset, combining litigation with her solicitors practice. In her litigation practice, Tara focuses on fraud, debt recovery, and construction and home warranty matters. She also practices in corporate governance and pension law. Currently, Tara is external counsel to a major Canadian Chartered Bank, the Alberta New Home Warranty Program, the New Home Warranty Insurance (Canada) Corporation, and the Electrical Industry Trust Funds of Alberta.

Tara has appeared before the Alberta Court of Appeal, Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench, and the Provincial Court of Alberta, and she has substantial Trial and Motion experience. Tara is also is a qualified mediator and has extensive mediation and arbitration experience.

Prior to her career in law, Tara earned a Bachelor of Nursing and practiced as an emergency room nurse while going to law school. Outside of work, Tara is married and has a teenaged daughter and a son in university. She enjoys spending time with family and traveling. Tara has also been described as a Disney Fanatic by those who are close to her.

Volunteer/Community Involvement:

  • CPLED, Calgary Bar Admission Course Annual Judge
  • Calgary Senior Women’s Basketball League, Member
  • CYDC Panthers and Calwest, Basketball Coach
  • Rosen Lake Ratepayers Association, Member
  • Calgary Youth Development Centre, Past Board Member
  • Road Ahead Society, Past Board Member
  • Alberta Collaborative Family Law Association Qualified Mediator, Past Member