Alena obtained a JD from the University of Calgary Faculty of Law in 2017. Throughout law school, Alena volunteered with Pro Bono Students Canada. She was an integral part of obtaining fair compensation for a client before an Alberta Human Rights Tribunal, and successfully defending that award before an appeal to the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench. During law school, Alena also worked with the Public Interest Law Clinic where she primarily consulted with government agencies to help facilitate law reform.
After law school, Alena articled with the Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre, a non-profit organization that promotes respect for civil liberties and human rights in Alberta through research and education. She then articled for a boutique personal injury firm, which specializes in working with victims who have sustained serious and complex injuries, and those whose injuries have resulted in death.
Alena completed her articles at Pefanis Horvath. She joined the firm as an associate following her admission to the Law Society of Alberta as a full member. Alena has brought her long-standing passion for working with individuals to preserve their rights and promote their interests to representing those who have experienced life-changing injuries or those who have been wrongfully killed. She is dedicated to listening respectfully and fully to clients and working toward a resolution that best meets their needs.
When she’s not at work, Alena can often be found watching classic movies surrounded by her husband and three adorable dogs, or exploring beautiful trails in the Rocky Mountains.