Lori Brienza

Partner Calgary, T: 403.538.5047 F: 403.538.5049

Judy Gieselman Assistant 403.538.5041 x341 jgieselman@mathewsdinsdale.com


Bar admission

Law Society of Alberta
Law Society of British Columbia


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

Membership and affiliations

Association for Women Lawyers
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.

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 the Chair of the Canadian Bar Association Labour & Employment Section (Alberta South) and Vice-Chair / Past Chair of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section (Alberta South). She is a mentor and volunteer advisor with Student Legal Assistance, University of Calgary. 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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