Tamsen M. Marshall
Legal AssistantQueck Associates & Law Office - Edmonton Law Firms
Tamsen was called to the bar in 2008, after attending the University of Alberta’s Criminology program and Faculty of Law, obtaining her Law Degree in 2007. Having grown up on a farm east of High Level in Northern Alberta, she returned to Northern Alberta to practice; first in High Prairie, and then Peace River, traveling regularly to the High Level area for Court appearances.
For 5 years, Tamsen practiced Criminal and Family Law, including child welfare matters. After 5 years up North, she relocated to Edmonton but continued to travel throughout central and Northern Alberta, appearing as a Federal prosecutor on drug matters. She then joined the Queck team in 2018.
She is as comfortable at the boardroom table in settlement discussions as she is advocating for her clients in court. She believes it is important to take a reasoned approach to resolving conflict, and that the parties are in the best position to decide what is best for their family as they restructure. Having appeared on both sides of the aisle in both criminal and child welfare matters, Tamsen is in a unique position to offer a multi-faceted position, and anticipate the other side’s position.
Tamsen is trained in Communication, Negotiation, Mediation and Conflict Resolution via courses at the ADR Institute of Alberta. The courses are nationally accredited and are aimed at methods of resolving conflict without having to go to Court. As she’s built her family practice in the Sherwood Park area, she has again been reminded of the drawbacks of contentious (and usually expensive) litigation, as well as the impact that the stress of litigation has on the parties. Tamsen firmly believes that wherever possible, the best approach to helping people as significant relationships come to an end and family dynamics are transitioning, is by far resolution-based approaches. No one knows more about the nuances of their own family dynamic and situation than the people themselves, and Tamsen prefers to work to support clients to negotiate a settlement with their former partner/spouse, to come up with creative solutions that will work best in their unique circumstances.
Tamsen actively listens to her clients and works to understand his or her unique situation in order that she be able to empower them with the knowledge and tools needed to navigate the conflict in such a way that enables the parties to move forward with confidence, clarity, and hope.