Maia joined Cuming & Gillespie as an articling student in 2012, following the completion of her Juris Doctor (with Distinction) at the University of Saskatchewan. During law school, Maia had the opportunity to participate in an academic exchange program, through which she spent a semester studying abroad at Bond University in Queensland, Australia.
Prior to her legal studies, Maia earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Calgary Haskayne School of Business. Throughout her undergraduate program, she worked part-time as a Judicial Clerk at the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta in Calgary, where she gained invaluable knowledge of the inner workings of our court system.
Maia has appeared in the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta, Provincial Court of Alberta, and Provincial Court of Saskatchewan. Maia was admitted to the Law Society of Alberta in July 2013, following which she commenced her practice with our firm as an Associate.
Maia’s practice focuses on personal injury claims, primarily resulting from motor vehicle accidents and slip and falls. She also acts in relation to medical negligence and professional negligence claims. In all areas, Maia acts exclusively for injured parties and their families, not for insurers. Since being admitted, Maia has garnered significant alternate dispute resolution experience, having participated in over 25 private mediations and Judicial Dispute Resolution conferences to date.
Maia is passionate about the work she and the firm do and does not take the responsibility of assisting individuals who have suffered injury through someone else’s negligence lightly. She is extremely approachable with all of her clients and regularly attends seminars and courses put on by the Alberta Civil Trial Lawyers Association, the Legal Education Society of Alberta and the Canadian Bar Association, in order to keep up to date with developments in her areas of practice.
Outside the office, Maia enjoys travelling, DIY projects, spin, surfset, and is working on improving her golf game.