Leigh Sands

Lawyer

Lawyer

Biography

Leigh joins our firm as dually licensed lawyer, originally from Ontario. Leigh holds two law degrees having obtained a juris doctor from each of the University of Windsor and the University of Detroit Mercy in 2012. Leigh was called to the Ontario Bar in 2013 and the Alberta Bar in 2020.

Prior to relocating to Alberta Leigh practiced law at an estates boutique in Oakville, Ontario where her practice included estate litigation, planning and administration as well as real estate.

Leigh brings her vast experience with estates of all sizes and complexities to DPQC with the goal of assisting clients throughout Alberta with all their estates related needs. She also enjoys assisting clients when buying, selling and refinancing their homes.

Outside the office, Leigh enjoys spending time with her husband to explore the province they now call home, otherwise she can usually be found on her back deck reading a book and spending time with her cats as a self-professed crazy cat lady.

Memberships & Licenses

Law Society of Alberta, 2020 

Law Society of Ontario, 2013 

Canadian Bar Association 

Education

University of Windsor School of Law, J.D. 2012 

University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, J.D. 2012 

Carleton University, B.A. (Hons), Major: Law, Minor Political Science, 2009 

Professional Community Involvement

Rotary Club of Red Deer, member 

Central Alberta Sexual Assault Centre, board member 

Central Alberta Bar Society, member 

Publications

Carter v. Canada – The Next Step in Canada’s End of Life “Rights” Evolution, STEPInside, May 2015 (with Jasmine Sweatman) 

Will Drafting: Family Law Consideration, Estates and Family Law Seminar, Halton County Law Association, May 1, 2015 (with Jasmine Sweatman) 

Annotated Power of Attorney for Personal Care, Law Society of Upper Canada, February 19, 2015 (with Jasmine Sweatman) 

Power of Attorney Accounting: The who, what, when and why, Law Society of Upper Canada, Six-Minute Estate Lawyer: April 29, 2014 (with Jasmine Sweatman) 

Changes to Substitute Decisions Act Needed, Lawyers Weekly: April 11, 2014 (with Jasmine Sweatman) 

Why me

Leigh’s goal in practice is to make it accessible and easy to speak with a lawyer about your wills, estates and real estate needs in a casual and comfortable manner.