Breanna L. Case

Breanna Case joined McCuaig Desrochers LLP as an articling student in September 2022.

Breanna received her Juris Doctor from University of Alberta’s Faculty of Law in 2022. While in law school, she volunteered as Dayleader on the Family and Civil Law Project with Student Legal Services where she assisted low-income individuals with their legal matters in Provincial Court. She also served on the Women’s Law Forum and the Edmonton branch of the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) where she assisted in various gender equity initiatives across the city. Breanna was the recipient of the 2022 Sheldon Chumir Memorial Essay Prize in Human Rights or Ethics in Government for her essay on gender-neutral legislative drafting.

Prior to law school, Breanna earned a Master of Arts in International Affairs from Carleton University’s Norman Paterson School of International Affairs and a Bachelor of Arts with First Class Honours in Law and Society from the University of Calgary. During these pursuits, she was involved in student government and leadership initiatives. She was employed as a governance and policy analyst in the healthcare sector for nearly two years before returning to school to obtain her law degree.

When she’s out of the office, Breanna enjoys reading novels and skimming the latest self-help books on communication. She also maintains an active lifestyle and can be found hiking in the mountains, salsa dancing in a studio, or biking the city’s roads.

Monika Sharma

Monika Sharma completed her articles with McCuaig Desrochers and became an associate in July 2022.

Monika is currently working in various areas of law, but she mostly works in the areas of employment law, civil litigation, wills and estates, and adult guardianship and trusteeship.

Monika received her Juris Doctor from the University of Alberta in 2021. Prior to attending law school, Monika received her Bachelor of Commerce with Distinction from the University of Alberta in 2018.

Monika is committed to being engaged in her community. During law school, Monika volunteered with the Mental Health and Wellness Committee, the Edmonton Community Legal Centre, and the Faculty of Law’s Recruitment Committee. During her undergraduate degree, she volunteered extensively with the Network of Empowered Women Business Conference.

Monika has refined her analytical and communication skills through her previous work experiences, including working as a research assistant for the Alberta Land Institute and working as policy and research summer student for the Government of Alberta.

Outside of work, Monika enjoys pottery, tennis and spending time in the mountains.

Olivia Wang

Olivia Wang joined McCuaig Desrochers in September 2021 as an articling student. She obtained her Juris Doctor with Distinction from the University of Alberta Faculty of Law in 2021.

Prior to attending law school, Olivia received her Bachelor of Commerce with Distinction in finance from the University of Alberta School of Business in 2018. Olivia volunteered with the Edmonton Community Legal Centre, Pro Bono Students Canada, and Student Legal Services during law school.

Olivia is trilingual and can speak both Cantonese and Mandarin Chinese.

Outside of work, Olivia enjoys restaurant hopping, board games, video games, and playing kalimba. Her favourite pastime is cuddling with her dog on the couch.

Travis W. Yachimec

Travis Yachimec completed his articles with McCuaig Desrochers LLP and became an associate at the firm in August 2019.

He received his Bachelor of Commerce Degree with Distinction (majoring in Finance) from the University of Alberta in 2014 and his Juris Doctor with Distinction from the University of Alberta in 2018. In addition to these degrees, Travis has also received a Certification in Business Administration with Distinction from Northern Lakes College in 2010, as well as a Diploma in Business Administration from Portage College in 2011.

During law school, Travis volunteered both with Student Legal Services under the Civil/Family Law Project, as well as Habitat for Humanity, helping build houses in Fort Saskatchewan.

Outside of work, Travis enjoys fishing, hiking, playing guitar and cheering on both the Edmonton Oilers and the Edmonton Elks.

Jeffrey A. Arsenault

Jeff Arsenault joined McCuaig Desrochers LLP as an associate lawyer in 2017 after articling with the firm. Jeff joined the partnership of McCuaig Desrochers LLP in January 2023. Jeff maintains a general business law practice, assisting with a broad range of legal issues including the acquisition or sale of a business or business assets, corporate structuring and reorganizations, commercial real estate transactions, and business disputes.

Jeff also works with several not-for-profit organizations assisting them with their structuring and governance models.

Jeff received his Juris Doctor with Distinction from the University of Alberta Faculty of Law in 2016. While in law school, Jeff volunteered with Student Legal Services of Edmonton (SLS) representing low-income individuals. Jeff currently serves as the Chair of the Business Law (Alberta North) section of the Canadian Bar Association.

Originally from Prince Edward Island, Jeff received his Bachelor of Music with Distinction in Classical Guitar Performance from the University of Prince Edward Island before moving to Alberta to complete a Master of Arts (Musicology) at the University of Alberta.

Outside of work, Jeff enjoys a variety of activities, including softball, soccer, board games, and playing guitar.

Eric J. Mahood

Eric Mahood completed his articles with McCuaig Desrochers LLP and became an associate at the firm in September 2015. Eric’s main areas of practice are business law, commercial and residential real estate and leasing, franchising (for both franchisors and franchisees), information and privacy, wills and estates, and immigration. He prides himself on providing practical legal advice to businesses, organizations, and individuals.

Eric graduated from the University of Alberta with a Juris Doctor in 2014. During law school Eric worked for Student Legal Services as the Legal Education and Reform Coordinator. In that role he supervised other students in giving legal assistance to homeless individuals in Edmonton’s inner city and preparing and delivering legal lectures on a wide variety of topics. During and prior to law school Eric and his wife owned and operated a franchised coffee store and bakery on campus.

Eric is a member of the Law Society of Alberta and of the Canadian Bar Association including the Commercial Leasing and Immigration sections. He also provides legal assistance as a volunteer at the Edmonton Community Legal Centre.

Prior to law school, he received a Bachelor of Arts with First Class Honours from the University of Alberta, and worked as an employment counselor for Edmonton inner city residents. Outside of law Eric is an avid skier and enjoys volunteering with local community organizations. He has also served on the boards of local Edmonton musical and charitable organizations.

Benjamin M. Seigel

Ben Seigel joined McCuaig Desrochers LLP as an associate in October of 2015 after articling with the firm. Ben’s primary areas of practice are business law, wills and estate planning, estate administration, employment law, real estate, and commercial and residential leasing.

Ben received his Juris Doctor with Distinction from the University of Alberta Faculty of Law in 2014. Throughout law school Ben was heavily involved in Student Legal Services of Edmonton (SLS), assisting the low-income community in Edmonton with the civil justice system. Ben has served as a member of the SLS Board of Directors from 2014 to 2022.

Prior to attending law school Ben received his Bachelor of Arts with Distinction from Carleton University and worked as a manager/buyer for a camping/outdoors store in Ottawa. He grew up spending his weekends working in the family business, as shoe store in London, Ontario.

Outside of the office, Ben is the father of two very active little girls and spends the bulk of his time chasing them around.

Christopher J. Dawson

Christopher J. Dawson joined McCuaig Desrochers LLP as an associate in 2014 after completing his articles in Victoria, British Columbia. Chris became a Partner at the firm in January of 2020. Chris has a wide-ranging litigation practice, with his primary areas of interest being family law, civil litigation, employment law, administrative law, estate litigation, professional negligence, and construction law. Chris is a member of the Bar in Alberta and was called to the Bar in British Columbia.

Chris completed a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Alberta, a Masters Degree in History at the University of Victoria, and received his Juris Doctor from the University of Saskatchewan. Chris’ Master’s thesis focused on modern Egyptian history and, while working on his thesis, he lived in Cairo for several months.

Chris is currently a member of the Canadian Bar Association’s Family Law, Civil Litigation, and Construction Law sections in Alberta and is the former Chair of the Canadian Bar Association’s Real Property Law (Northern Alberta) Section. Chris is currently a member of the Canadian Bar Association’s (Northern Alberta) family law and civil litigation sections’ executive committees. Chris also volunteers as an evening clinic lawyer with the Edmonton Community Legal Centre (ECLC).

Céline G. Bégin

Céline Bégin completed her articles with McCuaig Desrochers LLP and became an Associate in 2014. She later became a Partner at the firm in January 2020.

Céline graduated from the University of Ottawa with a Bachelor of Laws in 2013 after achieving a Bachelor of Arts (with distinction) in Sociology and Environmental and Conservation Sciences from the University of Alberta in 2010.

Céline is currently working in various areas of the law offered by the firm, but most often in the areas of wills and estates (planning, administrating or litigation), immigration law, general litigation matters including personal injury, and administrative law.

Having grown up in a rural Franco-Albertan community, Céline is also fully bilingual and a member of the Canadian Bar Association and the Association des juristes d’expression française de l’Alberta (AJEFA). She also volunteers as an evening clinic lawyer and public legal education provider for the Edmonton Community Legal Centre and for AJEFA information events.

Shaun D. Wetmore

Shaun Wetmore became an associate at McCuaig Desrochers LLP in July 2014 after completed his articles with the firm. Shaun later became a Partner at the firm in January 2020. He practices in a wide range of areas of law including, civil litigation, construction, family, estates, agribusiness, and commercial law.

Shaun was born and raised in rural east central Alberta and obtained both his Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting and his Juris Doctor from the University Of Alberta. Throughout Law School Shaun was heavily involved in Student Legal Services of Edmonton (SLS). He worked as a Criminal Project Dayleader at SLS representing low income individuals in Provincial Court. Afterwards, he continued to serve on the Executive Committee of SLS as the Pro Bono Students Canada Project Coordinator, working with local and remote not-for-profit organizations.

Shaun is an executive member of the Canadian Bar Association’s Construction Section and regularly volunteers with the Edmonton Community Legal Centre. Shaun is also a member of the Edmonton branch of the Canadian Association of Farm Advisors.

In his spare time, Shaun enjoys a variety of activities including volleyball, golf, cycling, downhill and cross-country skiing, and hiking.