Collista was born and raised in a small community in the Northwest Territories. Having attended numerous courses throughout the years along with being a member of the Edmonton Bar and Canadian Bar Association since 1998, Collista has over 20 years legal experience with a primary area of practice in Family Law. Collista is able to assist with all Family Law matters with a view of settlement. As these situations can often involve high conflict and/or complex matters dealing with custody, access, child/spousal support, and property division, her expertise in these matters can be invaluable.
If settlement is unattainable, Collista’s extensive experience in family litigation, appearing before the Provincial Court, Court of Queen’s Bench and Court of Appeal of Alberta can assist in negotiating the best outcome possible.
In addition to working with all aspects of Family Law matters, Collista also has extensive experience in Personal Injury law for clients that have suffered various complex injuries, including brain injuries. Collista has also attended numerous Alternative Dispute Resolution Processes in an effort to reach settlement on issues, and before trial.