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Laura joined Cuming & Gillespie in 2017, following her articles with the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench and at Denton’s Canada LLP. Laura’s practice focuses on serious personal injury and medical negligence claims. In all areas, Laura acts exclusively for injured parties and their families.

Laura obtained her Juris Doctor from the University of Calgary in 2016. During law school, Laura was awarded Dean’s List status for each year of her studies and was recognized as the Top Oralist at the Bennett Jones Health Law Moot in 2015.

Prior to her legal studies, Laura completed her BSc and MSc in Kinesiology, focusing primarily on neuromotor control of human movement. Laura then completed her Bachelor of Nursing. Laura was a nurse with Alberta Health Services in the areas of general medicine and community and mental health.

Laura’s scientific, medical, and legal backgrounds are assets in providing compassionate and thorough legal services to serious personal injury and medical malpractice clients.  Laura understands that each and every client is a real person facing complex and difficult medical issues. Laura is perfectly positioned to provide the care and guidance required to effectively navigate the legal system and to obtain ideal outcomes for clients.

Outside of the office, Laura volunteers with the Alberta Lawyers Assistance Society, which provides confidential help to lawyers and their families with personal and mental health issues.  She also enjoys running in her spare time.

SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS

Laura McDougall, Dovin Kiernan, Zelma HT Kiss, Oksana Suchowersky, Timothy N Welsh, Abnormal surround inhibition does not affect asymptomatic limbs in people with cervical dystonia (2015), Neuroscience Letters

Timothy N Welsh, Joseph Manzone, Laura McDougall, Knowledge of response location alone is not sufficient to generate social inhibition of return (2014), Acta Psychologica

Dovin Kiernan, Laura McDougall, Timothy N Welsh, Abnormal surround inhibition does not extend beyond the affected limb in people with cervical dystonia: A transcranial magnetic stimulation study (2012), Journal of Exercise, Movement, and Sport

Timothy N Welsh, Laura McDougall, Negative priming in a joint selection task (2012), PLoS ONE

Timothy N Welsh, Laura McDougall, Daniel J Weeks, The performance and observation of action shape future behaviour (2009), Brain and
Cognition

Bar Admission

2017, Alberta

Education

  • Bachelor of Science First Class (Honours), Kinesiology (2008), University of Calgary
  • Master of Science, Kinesiology (2009), University of Calgary
  • Bachelor of Nursing with Distinction (2011), University of Calgary
  • Juris Doctor (2016), University of Calgary

Professional Affiliations

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Law Society of Alberta
  • Calgary Bar Association
  • Alberta Civil Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Association for Justice

Volunteerism, Pro Bono Work, and Community Involvement

  • Yearly Guest Lecturer at Mount Royal University Athletic Therapy Department (2016 to present)
  • Volunteer with Alberta Lawyers Assistance Society (Assist) (2017 to present)
  • ACTLA Women’s Legal Forum Gala Committee Member (2017/2019)
  • Bennett Jones Health Law Moot Practice Judge (2019)

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