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Elise Cartier


Elise practices general civil litigation, with particular experience in commercial litigation, matters associated ‎with tort law and products liability, and disputes related to Alberta's electricity industry. Elise has provided ‎strategic counsel to clients in the Education, Energy, Power, Transportation, and Aviation sectors, and has ‎‎appeared before all levels of Court in Alberta, as well as represented clients in arbitration ‎hearings, ‎before ‎administrative tribunals, and at mediations and settlement negotiations. ‎

Elise also practices in the area of employment law, with ‎significant experience representing federally ‎regulated employers with wrongful dismissal claims, unjust dismissal claims, and human rights complaints. ‎Elise regularly advises employers on large scale restructures, policy and regulatory changes and ‎acquisitions.‎ ‎

Elise first joined the firm as a student in 2013 and practiced as an associate in our Calgary office for a ‎number of years before working in the legal department of a major Canadian airline. Elise’s in-house ‎experience contributes to her keen understanding of business and the need for practical legal advice. ‎‎Elise ‎re-joined DLA Piper in 2023. ‎

Bar admissionsAlberta, 2015
  • English
  • J.D. (with Distinction), ‎University of Saskatchewan, ‎‎2014‎
  • B.Comm (Honours, with ‎Distinction), University of ‎Saskatchewan, 2011‎


‎DLA Piper Labour and Employment Conference, 2015 - 2019‎

Community Involvement

  • ‎Board of Directors, Calgary Youth Justice Society
  • Calgary Civil Claims Duty Counsel Project, 2015-present

Memberships and Affiliations

  • ‎Member, Canadian Bar Association‎
  • Member, Calgary Bar Association
  • Member, Law Society of Alberta