Karen Pirie is a partner and litigator in the Calgary office of Gowling WLG. A senior advocacy lawyer with over 30 years of litigation experience, Karen practises primarily in the area of professional negligence, providing trusted litigation counsel to physicians, dentists, veterinarians, and other health-care professionals, and representing these clients before the Alberta and federal courts. She appears before all levels of the Alberta Courts, handles applications for leave to appeal before the Supreme Court of Canada, and appears before professional regulatory bodies. She teaches courses in advocacy to both law students and lawyers and also conducts seminars for medical students, residents, and physicians. Karen has been recognized in The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory and The Best Lawyers in Canada. In addition to her practice, Karen is vice-Chair of the board of Calgary Alpha House Society, Chair of Hockey Calgary, on the board of directors of North Point School for Boys, and Chair of the board of governors for Brentwood College School.