Wendy has a well-established family law practice and has earned ongoing recognition as a leading family law practitioner since being called to the bar in 1980 and joining us in 1982. She became a partner in 1986 and was appointed Queen's Counsel in 1994. Wendy was inducted as a fellow of the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers in 2008 and recognized as the 2010 Calgary Family Lawyer of the Year.

She is a sought after speaker for organizations such as the National Judicial Institute, the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, the Canadian Tax Foundation, the B.C. Supreme Court Judges Education Program, the Alberta Queen's Bench Judges Education Program, Federation of Law Societies, Calgary Bar Association, Canadian Bar Association, Jewish Family Services, Alberta Trial Lawyers Association and the Legal Education Society of Alberta.

Wendy is on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the Canadian Research Institute for Law and the Family, serving as President since 2009. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Heritage Park Society, serving on the Audit & Risk Management Committee and the Finance Committee. Wendy served as a member of the Alberta Securities Commission for 6 years and the Law Society of Alberta's Family Law Advisory Committee for 5 years. Wendy was on the Board of the University of Calgary's Student Legal Assistance for 11 years. She was also a member of the Canadian Bar Association's National Council and several of its committees.

Wendy balances her busy practice with regular cycling trips to countries with good food and wine.

Wendy Best
Dunphy Best Blocksom LLP

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