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Smith & Little LLP
Calgary-based law firm

Serving busy professionals with their family law matters and civil litigation

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Our Core Philosophy

Resolutions with Integrity

Our Core Mission

Informed Choice and objective decision making

We Are

  • Compassionate
  • Professional
  • Assertive
  • Down-To-Earth
  • Strategic

We Will

  • Listen to you
  • Distill difficult concepts into plain language
  • Ask tough questions
  • Respond rapidly to your questions
  • Prepare ourselves and represent you powerfully in court

You Will

  • Have a solid plan and clear agreements for moving forward
  • Make informed decisions you feel confident about
  • Save time, money and stress with our value-based fees

I wish for you both, ongoing success, rewarding success, as you bring ‘resolutions with integrity’ to people’s life situations. So grateful for everything.

You have shown tremendous care, professionalism and understanding to my matter.
Thank you for all your continued help and support. You and your firm have been wonderful to work with.

I am humbled and grateful for the services provided by Smith & Little LLP. Keep up the GREAT work Ladies; your services are invaluable!

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Our Area of Work

Legal Services

Family/Divorce Law

We prevent and resolve conflicts through communication, negotiation, and where necessary through litigation.

Family law encompasses a wide range of legal issues and we are here to eliminate the confusion and overwhelming feelings while guiding and protecting your interests before, during and at the end of a relationship.

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Civil Litigation

Our civil litigation services focus on start-ups, small, and medium sized companies facing contentious disputes. We also serve a limited number of individuals dealing with significant legal issues in the Court of Queen’s Bench.

We take the time to understand your business and motivations and help craft a solution that makes sense for you from a business and financial perspective.

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Alberta Court of Appeal

Smith & Little LLP offers full representation before The Alberta Court of Appeal for family law and civil appeals including:

  • preparation and argument of applications before The Court of Appeal
  • preparation of your Appeal Record and Factum
  • presentation of oral argument
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Our Team

About Smith & Little LLP

Christine and Kelly are proud to work together in a true partnership and offer the benefit of two minds to all of our clients. We are strongly of the view that two minds are better that one and if a partnership is able to capitalize on the strengths of each individual partner there will be huge advantages flowing to the client. Having spent our first years as lawyers figuring out what pieces of the job we each enjoy the best, we determined that there were certain tasks we enjoyed more than others. Luckily for us our strengths are complementary and while we are able to trade off and step in for each other when required, we like to each perform the tasks we enjoy the most as often as possible.

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Christine N Little Shepherd

Christine N. (Little) Shepherd

Whether you are a client seeking assistance with a separation, a business owner having a contractual dispute or someone experiencing difficulty in administering an estate, I want to work with you to solve your matter in a way that is cost-efficient and effective.

Kelly Elizabeth Smith

Kelly Elizabeth Smith

I am our litigator. I have always spent a lot of time in Court and represent our clients in contentious litigated matters, if necessary. I regularly appear before the Provincial Court of Alberta, as well as the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta.

The Smith & Little

New Client Experience

1. Call Us

Speak with our knowledgeable staff and provide background and preliminary information for our firm to ensure there are no conflicts within our office

2. Talk to Christine

Gain an understanding of our services and pricing models and learn how we can help

3. Retain Us

Make the choice to work with Smith & Little LLP as your lawyers

4. We Get to Work

We start working on getting you the resolutions you need

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Current and Former Clients

Testimonials

I appreciate … the 5 years of you guys dealing with everything that came with this case. Your whole office was great. Thank you so much for it all.

I have been very pleased with your work and your clear communication and am confident you will ensure the agreement reflects what we have discussed.

I wish for you both, ongoing success, rewarding success, as you bring ‘resolutions with integrity’ to people’s life situations. So grateful for everything.

You have shown tremendous care, professionalism and understanding to my matter.

Thank you for all your continued help and support. You and your firm have been wonderful to work with.

I am humbled and grateful for the services provided by Smith & Little LLP. Keep up the GREAT work Ladies; your services are invaluable!

Kelly and Christine,

I want to thank you for all your hard work, research, time and honesty with this process. Again from the bottom of my heart thank you for your honesty and due diligence.

Hello Smith & Little,

I am very pleased with the way Attorney Kelly presented my position in the court today. I hope we will make similar success in the future as to bring the matter to a peaceful end soonest.

Christine Little is a very compassionate person who really took the time to listen to my needs and issues.

She was very diligent and professional in handling my matter and it was a pleasure working with her to resolve my issues.

Thank you Kelly for your email and your detailed explanations!
… the reason why I am so comfortable with you because you are fair and professional. And I am glad you didn’t rush my matter. This piece is an important piece to this whole matter.

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Smith & Little LLP serves clients in the following locations:

  • Calgary
  • Okotoks
  • Airdrie
  • Cochrane
  • Canmore
  • Chestermere
  • Red Deer
  • Olds
  • Edmonton
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