Susan Fader

Practice Focus

  • Energy Litigation
    • Experienced in litigating contractual, royalty, operator and other energy-related disputes
  • Construction Litigation
    • Experienced in industrial, oil & gas, commercial and institutional construction disputes including representation of owners, contractors and subcontractors in claims arising during construction as well as those involving product liability, delay, cost overruns, faulty workmanship and builders liens
  • Commercial & General Litigation
    • Experienced in contract and tort-based disputes including representation of clients in oppression actions, partnership and shareholder disputes and matters involving business valuations
  • Labour Law
    • Representation of clients in the construction, retail, aviation and security sectors, including in unfair labour practice complaints, successor and common employer applications, grievance arbitrations and duty of fair representation complaints
  • Commercial Arbitration
    • Experienced in acting for clients in both the domestic and international arbitration context involving various commercial issues

Practice Areas


  • Dalhousie University, Juris Doctor (Dean's List), 2012
  • University of Alberta, Bachelor of Commerce (with Distinction), 2007

Bar Admission

  • Alberta 2013

Professional Associations

  • Member, Law Society of Alberta
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Calgary Bar Association

Honours & Recognition

  • Named in The Legal 500 Canada as a Next Generation Partner in Dispute Resolution: Alberta, 2022
  • Named as a Future Star in Benchmark Canada, the Guide to Canada‚Äôs Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys, 2021

Community Involvement

  • Director and Chair of Compliance Committee, Pacekids Society for Children with Special Needs