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Tara Russell


Associate Calgary, T: 587.441.1560 F: 403.538-5049

Tonya Pauw Assistant 403.538.5041 x344 tpauw@mathewsdinsdale.com


Bar admission

Law Society of Alberta


Carleton University, B.A. (Hons.)
University of Calgary, J.D.

Membership and affiliations

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


Tara practices in all areas of labour and employment law. She provides advice and representation to employers on a broad range of issues, including workplace investigations, employment litigation, workers’ compensation, occupational health and safety, grievance arbitrations, collective bargaining and other labour relations matters, human rights complaints, and workplace privacy law matters.

Tara assists employers with achieving practical workplace solutions. She regularly advises employers on the development and implementation of workplace policies, hiring, discipline and performance management, dismissals, and disability management.

Tara has appeared before all levels of Court in Alberta, the Provincial Court of Saskatchewan, and the Appeals Commission for Alberta Workers’ Compensation. She is an effective advocate before the Courts, arbitrators and administrative tribunals, while also recognizing the value in alternative dispute resolution.


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