Employment Law Calgary
The People’s Lawyers
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Stephen is the founding lawyer and Executive Director of YYC Employment Law Group. Prior to founding YYC Employment Law Group, Stephen received his legal training with two of Canada’s most recognized national law firms in Calgary; Stikeman Elliott LLP and Bennett Jones LLP. He then worked in an in-house corporate environment as a trusted advisor to senior and executive management with a large national company in the energy-services sector. Most recently, Stephen was the first and senior associate with Taylor Janis LLP’s Calgary office where he is proud to have materially assisted with growing and developing the employment law practice from the ground up – turning it into Calgary’s largest dedicated labour and employment law firm. After close to two years with Taylor Janis, Stephen decided his hard work there was finished and he was keenly ready to take his knowledge and vast experience to his own practice where he could do things differently.
Stephen is a born and raised Calgarian.
He studied at the University of Ottawa before receiving his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Alberta Faculty of Law in Edmonton where he excelled academically. He was heavily recruited by national law firms, receiving a total of four offers from top-ranked law firms in Calgary – the most in his graduating class. Stephen has won many academic awards at both the undergraduate and law school levels and is consistently recognized by his peers as a tenacious, compassionate, strong and skilled client-focused employment lawyer.
Stephen is passionate about employee rights and has dedicated his career to helping people. When he’s not working, he enjoys spending quality time with his amazing wife, Alexa, their new son, Dario, and their yellow Labrador Retriever, Koda; whether it be camping in the mountains, long dog walks, hiking or spending time at the lake.
Randi K. Collins
Randi brings a varied range of expertise to the table, stemming from both her work in private practice and as in-house Canadian counsel to a global oil and gas service company, advising on all day to day legal matters including employment and litigation. In addition to her work as legal counsel, Randi has also done a great deal of teaching and public speaking; educating students, management, employees and the general public about a multitude of legal subjects. Randi has the skills, resources and experience to serve her clients as a valued advisor, knowledgeable teacher and strategic partner. Not only does Randi possess the professional aptitudes to benefit her clients, but she also understands that no two clients are alike and is keen to ensure that each and every client receives the service and attention they seek.
Randi studied at the University of Saskatchewan where she excelled as a varsity hockey player before receiving her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Calgary Faculty of Law. Growing up in a farming family in small town Alberta has given Randi a great deal of insight into the value of hard work and perseverance and she demonstrates those attributes each and every day in her service to her clients.