Sheena Owens

Partner | Calgary

403.298.2431

Portrait of Sheena Owens

Sheena Owens is a commercial litigation lawyer.  She provides practical, timely, strategic, and client-specific advice to clients in the areas of oil and gas, construction, engineering, civil fraud, shareholder disputes, and professional negligence.   Her strategic thinking and advocacy skills complement her specific legal and business knowledge to make her an effective advocate.  Sheena has experience at all levels of Alberta courts and with mediations and arbitrations.

Sheena is also an experienced employer-side employment lawyer.  She acts for a wide variety of employers in industries such as energy, construction, financial and professional services. In 2019, she was ranked in Chambers Canada as up and coming in Labour and Employment.   In 2018, Sheena was the only associate in Alberta to be ranked in Chambers Canada as an “Associate to Watch” and one of only two associates in Canada.  Over the course of her career, Sheena has built trusted relationships with in-house counsel and human resources managers through assisting them with the employment issues their organizations face. She acts as a workplace investigator when allegations of harassment and discrimination are raised. She has provided advice on Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation, Personal Information Protection Act, Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, and the Health Information Act.

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Miller Thomson earns top rankings in Chambers Canada 2019

Miller Thomson earned a top “Band 1” ranking for two practice areas in the 2019 Chambers Canada Guide. Our Charities and Not-For-Profit group is regarded as being “leaders in the charitable sector,” and praised for their ability  to “help find solutions in complex situations.” Our Agribusiness group...

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Miller Thomson continues strategic growth

Miller Thomson recognizes that the complexities of today’s business landscape increasingly call for legal solutions that span multiple disciplines and jurisdictions. With a continued focus on building our national platform, we are pleased to welcome the following lawyers who have...

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Alberta Court of Appeal Allows Apportionment of Fault for an Accident Between a WCB-Covered Employer and a Non WCB-Covered Party

The Alberta Court of Appeal has just released McIver v. McIntyre (“McIver”), a decision that should help vehicle owners, leasing companies, insurers, and employers, sleep a little easier at night.  In McIver, the Court found that a worker who was...

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Alberta Court Confirms Legal Test for Assessing Appropriateness of Post-Incident Drug and Alcohol Testing

Think alcohol and drug testing is always an appropriate response to a workplace accident? Think again. The Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench recently affirmed that, in order for an employer to justify drug and alcohol testing, there must be a...

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