Current and Former Clients

Our Core Philosophy

Resolutions with Integrity

Our Core Mission

Informed Choice and objective decision making

Kelly and Christine both have very strong skill sets and are phenomenal at what they do. They equally bring these skill sets to the table making them a perfect team to get results and resolutions. The legal assistants on the team are exceptional. Courtney is always ready to help and assist with a smile on her face. Thank you!

Kelly, Christine and their staff are great. Professional, yet empathetic.

Excellent communication and attentiveness. General attention to detail and legal procedure.

Provides care and support, as well as exceptional emails and letters brought by Kelly and Christine. Always kept up to date on current developments and willing to work around schedules to accommodate outstanding service to clients.

I would like to extend my sincere thanks and appreciation for [Christine’s] patience, professionalism, expertise and hard work on my file.

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

I can’t express how much I appreciate all the hard work, time and effort shown by the whole team at Smith and Little. I am so very grateful for having you represent me in this matter.

If you need definitive guidance in a legal matter, if you need details and goals explained with clarity and understanding, if you need to feel understood and heard, or need to have other family members present in some sessions, if you need to feel confident that your resources will be considered and not wasted, then I highly recommend that you choose to retain the expert services of SMITH & LITTLE LLP, who DO seek resolutions with integrity!

Thank you for all your efforts… It has been a pleasure working with [you]. I could not have survived this ordeal without your support and guidance.

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.

Thank you so much for helping make this time easier for me. After I spent Wed afternoon/evening writing and compiling everything it was very freeing to send it to you know know it’s in such capable hands! Very much appreciate your honesty and upfront discussion with me. So thankful for you guys!! You make a hard time in my life easier to deal with.

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

So grateful for everything.

Thank you Christine and Kelly,
I am so thankful I found you in a time of great trouble in my life. You were prompt, very understanding, unbureaucratic and patient to explain next steps in my legal matter of divorce and settlement. I felt well cared for and I am very happy with the outcome! I find your fees fair and justified for your professional work!
I would recommend you to any person in my circle of friends and family if needed. Although I am very glad that my case is closed, I will miss hearing from you.

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

Thank you for your help, support, care, concern and listening ear during this exceedingly rough time in my life. Knowing you have my back has helped me through a lot of what I had to over this last year. Being able to call in and have every person in your office take the time to hear me out and each with care in their voice. I greatly appreciate all you and colleagues have done for me.

Hello Smith & Little LLP- Legal,

I am very proud and happy to have you as my Attorney in this matter. Your speed of action and addressing the salient issues is highly appreciated and commendable. I cannot thank you enough.

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

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.

With the best of my personal regards,


Thank you for your services.
I am very happy with how [my matter] was handled.

Dear Kelly,

I very much appreciate your letter today. I have spent a long time dealing with his demands and strong words so breaking that habit has been difficult for me. However I definitely see the value in leaving these matters in your capable hands. I have not dealt with someone like yourself and Christine before and previously have had to take control myself. Your response helps remind me that you have things in control and know what to do, and for that I am greatly appreciative.

Thank you for your understanding. I very much appreciate your professional and clear approach to my matter and trust you to make the right decisions and reach out to me as needed.

As a counsellor, I seek to give referrals to my clients that I trust to be honest, caring and affordable. Christine has always gone the extra mile to help me give legal advice, referrals and information to my clients when they are confused or misdirected. Those that I have referred to her have always been very happy with the relationship and the results. It is so important to help parents move through divorce as amicably as possible to give a better psychological outcome for children caught in the middle. Christine is not an adversarial divorce lawyer – this historically punitive mindset is very destructive for vulnerable little people looking to their parents as models of healthy communication. Instead, she does her best to help create the best outcome for every member of the family system, while keeping her services affordable with an innovative pricing system.

Cielia Hatch

I just wanted to say thank you for your help and thorough explanation. Also, the new office is lovely and as a client is a pleasant space in which to visit.

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.

I was previously self represented which was a HUGE mistake; as dealing with opposing counsel was an absolute nightmare. I highly recommend her if you need an amazing lawyer who is very professional, personable, intelligent, and meticulous in her work. Kelly has a genuine concern for her clients, she always keeps you updated on your case and is excellent at negotiating contracts that will work in the long term to prevent unnecessary court appearances. She has made what was a nightmare of a separation so much easier to handle. To say that I’m thankful is an understatement!

Thank you so very much for everything Kelly, you are AMAZING!!!

I am very much impressed with their dedication, accuracy and speed of action on my matter and I will like others to benefit from their excellent service.

When Kelly accepted me as a client neither of us knew how complex and frustrating my family legal matters would become. Through every step of the process Kelly was there for me. Her knowledge and experience reassured me of hope, her timely responses and clear communication always let me know that I was not alone in the bureaucratic jungle of the legal system. She gave me good, rational advice and always with my best interests in mind. Kelly listened and understood in great detail the past and current situations involving my case. She was sympathetic considering my finances, and worked with me throughout. Every aspect of her actions expressed genuine concern for me and the outcome of my case, she fought for me when I had very little fight left. Kelly went above and beyond her duties as my legal counsel and has earned my gratitude, respect and friendship. She will be my first contact should any future need arise.

Thank you Ms. Smith for helping me through what could only be described as my waking nightmare.

Through-out this process, Christine has been very prompt at returning telephone calls and emails, explaining her reasoning in layman’s terms for me and guiding me. She has strove to simplify and get to the root of some very complex issues. At the same time, she has been very efficient with her time to ensure that I am getting excellent “bang” for my legal dollar. I have and I will continue to highly recommend Christine to family and friends as a lawyer that can be counted on with confidence.

My experience since having Kelly take on my family law case has been nothing short of a God send!

I am so impressed with your work. You know me as a person and you do your best about my matter. You never disappoint me and always think about myself from my matter which is the best points and every client wants. Whenever I need your help you always give me advice so I can make my decision easily. Overall you did a great job and happy to say that you are my lawyer. Thank you so much for your help and your good work. Thank you.

You are wonderful and amazing! Thank you for all of your hard work on supporting me through this process, as I appreciate it a ton! You proved yourself to be very knowledgeable and thoughtful, as well as compassionate around my goal of achieving an amicable agreement. I never felt rushed and you took the time to make sure I understood everything that I would be signing.

I would have thought all of this would have been much easier. You were able to clean up a lot of our original understandings, and that helped me to be much more informed as to my own needs and protection. I can’t even begin to tell you how much I have appreciated your advice!

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.

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.

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

I don’t have the words to say thank you for that what you did for me today.

You are very good lawyer, but I can tell you, you are an amazing person. Believe me, with my experience you are what every lawyer should be. Very honest, very hard-working, not lazy. I am very glad I put my case in your hands. I am really very happy for what you did for me today. Your presentation was awesome. Very professional and thoughtful.

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

Our Team

About Smith & Little LLP

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.