Lori Brienza


Partner Calgary, T: 403.538.5047 F: 403.538.5049

Vienna Cale, Paralegal Assistant 403.538.5044 x353 vcale@mathewsdinsdale.com


Bar admission

Law Society of British Columbia
Law Society of Alberta


University of Toronto, B.A. (Hons.)
University of Windsor, LL.B.

Membership and affiliations

Association of Women Lawyers
Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers (CACE)
Canadian Bar Association
Lean in Canada – Calgary Chapter
The Advocates’ Society
Women in Occupational Health and Safety Society


Lori works with clients in a variety of sectors to achieve practical workplace solutions and manage risk. In doing so, she provides advice to employers on all aspects of the workplace relationship including recruitment, hiring, discipline, dismissals, disability management, health and safety, workers’ compensation, grievances and other labour relations matters. 

Lori strives to achieve efficient and cost-effective solutions through alternative dispute resolution. Where matters cannot otherwise resolve, Lori is a zealous advocate for clients before the Courts, arbitrators and administrative tribunals. She has regularly acted for clients seeking injunctive relief in the Alberta courts.

Lori also regularly assists clients on business immigration matters, including obtaining labour market impact assessments, work permits, Canadian permanent resident status and citizenship.

Lori is a frequent speaker at industry and client events. She is a dedicated volunteer of the Canadian Bar Association and Past Chair of the Labour & Employment Section (Alberta South) and the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section (Alberta South). She has been a mentor and volunteer advisor with Student Legal Assistance, University of Calgary for several years. Lori also previously served as an appointed Public Member on the Board of Directors of the Alberta Motor Vehicle Industry Council (AMVIC).

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