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Diann P. Castle

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Born in Oxbow, Saskatchewan and raised in Cochrane, Alberta, a small ranching community, she attended the Alberta Hospital Edmonton graduating with a Diploma in Psychiatric Nursing in 1977. Next, she attended the Red Deer College obtaining a Diploma in Rehabilitation Counselling in 1978 and worked at the Foothills Hospital from 1980 to 1994. She went on to graduate from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Arts in 1983. Diann was accepted to the University of Windsor, Ontario, with a Scholarship, and graduated with a Juris Doctor degree in 1987. She articled with the firm of Meurin & Isbister and was called to the Bar in 1988 and formed her own firm in 1991, now known as Castle & Associates.

Diann started her own practice representing Legal Aid clients and dealing with cases often refused by other counsel. She now practices in the area of Family Law and has numerous reported decisions in all three levels of Court, including Provincial, Court of Queen's Bench and the Court of Appeal. She has over 70 reported decisions. Her favorite Court to appear in is the Court of Appeal, where she has over 30 reported decisions.

Diann approaches law in the same way that she proposed to the University of Windsor when she was awarded a Scholarship to the University of Windsor; all matters should be mediated, negotiated and counselled before proceeding to litigation.

Her recreational activities include traveling and she has been to over 70 countries and territories including, but not limited to: United States, Mexico, Panama, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Peru (Galapagos Islands), Belize, Honduras, Paraguay, Urquay, Argentina, Chile, Falkland Islands, Brazil, Barbados, Bahamas, Puerto Rico, Caracus, Antiqua, St. Lucia, Saba, Bermuda, St. Barts, St. Maartens, Turks & Calcos, Grande Cayman, Jamaica, Aruba, St. Vatican City, Luxemburg, England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, France, Estonia, Poland, Finland, Russia, Iceland, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Belgium, Holland, Germany, Switzerland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Spain, Egypt, United Arab Emirates, India, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Croatia, Israel, Syria, Lebanon and Jordan. She also enjoys snorkeling while traveling but, most of all, meeting people from different countries with cultures and food that always enlightens and enriches her understanding of the world of which she benefits from in the practice of law.

Diann P. Castle's Reported Decisions

Provincial Court Reported Decisions:

1. A.(S.L.), Re In the Matter of The Child, Youth and Family Enhancement Act, R.S.A. (2000) 2005 CarswellAlta 1716, 2005 ABPC 141, [2006] A.W.L.D. 405, [2006] A.W.L.D. 406, [2006] W.D.F.L. 277, [2006] W.D.F.L. 279;

2. Alberta (Director of Child Welfare) v. H.(C.) 2003 CarswellAlta 8, 2003 ABPC 3, 8 Alta. L.R. (4th) 268;

3. Alberta (Director of Child Welfare) v. S.(S.) 2002 CarswellAlta 1517, 2002 ABPC 184;

4. S.(B.A.) v. Z.(C.L.) 2001 CarswellAlta 379, 2001 ABPC 55, 287 A.R. 1;

5. T.(J.), Re In the Matter of: The Child Welfare Act, S.A., C-8.1, as amended; and The Provincial Court Act, S.A., P-20, as amended 2001 CarswellAlta 80, 2001 ABPC 27, 283 A.R. 169; and

6. L.(T.A.V.), Re In the Matter of L.(T.A.V.) and L.(T.A.), Children Within The Meaning of the Child Welfare Act 1993 CarswellAlta 836, 147 A.R. 69.

7. V.N. v. P.S. (P.B.), 2014 ABPC 86

8. V.N. v. P.S. (P.B.), 2014 ABPC 217

Court of Queen's Bench Reported Decisions:

1. W. (L.D.) v. M. (K.D.) 2011 CarswellAlta 1032; 2011 ABQB 384, [2011] A.W.L.D. 3894, [2011] A.W.L.D. 3893, [2011] A.W.L.D. 3891, [2011] W.D.F.L. 5145, [2011] W.D.F.L. 5139, [2011] W.D.F.L. 5128 [2011] W.D.F.L. 5117, [2011] W.D.F.L. 5081, [2011] W.D.F.L. 5077, [2011] W.D.F.L. 5064;

2. Bowles v. Beamish 2008 CarswellAlta 1067, 2008 ABQB 480, [2009] A.W.L.D. 160;

3. Bowles v. Beamish 2008 CarswellAlta 888, 2008 ABQB 395, [2008] A.W.L.D. 3307, [2008] A.W.L.D. 3266, [2008] W.D.F.L. 4010, [2008] W.D.F.L. 3987;

4. Fisher v. Fisher 2008 CarswellAlta 340, 2008 ABQB 170, [2008] A.W.L.D. 2039, [2008] A.W.L.D. 2041, [2008] A.W.L.D. 2036, [2008] W.D.F.L. 2525, [2008] W.D.F.L. 2536, [2008] W.D.F.L. 2550, 52 R.F.L. (6th) 435, 442 A.R. 304;

5. Mahowich v. Mahowich 2008 CarswellAlta 319, 2008 ABQB 143, [2008] A.W.L.D. 1581, [2008] W.D.F.L. 2042;

6. Bowles v. Beamish 2007 CarswellAlta 797, 2007 ABQB 398, [2007] A.W.L.D. 2564;

7. Bowles v. Beamish 2007 CarswellAlta 1473, 2007 ABQB 398, [2008] A.W.L.D. 2234, [2008] A.W.L.D. 2234, [2008] A.W.L.D. 2233;

8. Ganden, Re: In the Matter of the Bankruptcy of Mark Edward Ganden 2006 CarswellAlta 1449, 2006 ABQB 806, [2007] A.W.L.D. 8, [2007] A.W.L.D. 10, [2007] W.D.F.L. 1, 26 C.B.R. (5th) 194, 153 A.C.W.S. (3d) 26, 428 A.R. 287;

9. W.(K.) v. Alberta (Director of Child Welfare) 2006 CarswellAlta 1401, 2006 ABQB 778, [2007] A.W.L.D. 709, [2007] W.D.F.L. 822, 34 R.F.L. (6th) 414, 70 Alta. L.R. (4th) 81;

10. G.(A.) v. S.(L.) 2005 CarswellAlta 968, 2005 ABQB 462, [2005] W.D.F.L. 3432, [2005] W.D.F.L. 3472, [2005] W.D.F.L. 3476, [2005] A.W.L.D. 2781, [2005] A.W.L.D. 2804, [2005] A.W.L.D. 2807, [2005] W.D.F.L. 3910, [2005] A.W.L.D. 3172, 17 R.F.L. (6th) 244;

11. Barrett Estate, Re: In the Matter of the Estate of Dwight Wesley Barrett 2005 CarswellAlta 2334, 2005 WL 5745752 (Alta. Q.B.);

12. Nathoo v. Nathoo 2005 CarswellAlta 301, 2005 ABQB 175, [2005] A.W.L.D. 1377, [2005] A.W.L.D. 1378, [2005] A.W.L.D. 1380, [2005] W.D.F.L. 1713, [2005] W.D.F.L. 1708, [2005] W.D.F.L. 1707, 16 R.F.L. (6th) 313;

13. Alberta (Director of Child Welfare) v. R.(M.) 2003 CarswellAlta 2020, 2005 ABQB 641, [2005] W.D.F.L. 3946, [2005] A.W.L.D. 3245, 386 A.R. 182;

14. W.(J.) v. C.(J.) 2003 CarswellAlta 1767, 2003 ABQB 211;

15. Ganden v. Kovalsky 2003 CarswellAlta 891, 2003 ABQB 20;

16. S.(J.S.) v. S.(W.J.) 2002 CarswellAlta 2104, 2002 ABQB 819;

17. Thurber v. Thurber 2002 CarswellAlta 950, 2002 ABQB 727, 322 A.R. 242;

18. M.(D.A.) v. M.(A.E.) 2002 CarswellAlta 1501, 2002 ABQB 538;

19. R.(W.) v. Alberta (Director of Child Welfare) 2001 CarswellAlta 1771, 2001 ABQB 869, 25 R.F.L. (5th) 380;

20. Tabata v. Smith 2001 CarswellAlta 1294, 2001 ABQB 776, 21 R.F.L. (5th) 451, 297 A.R. 168;

21. Lauderdale v. Lauderdale 1999 CarswellAlta 296, 241 A.R. 355, 50 R.F.L. (4th) 411;

22. Johnson-Steeves v. Lee 1997 CarswellAlta 426, 50 Alta. L.R. (3d) 340, [1997] 6 W.W.R. 608, 29 R.F.L. (4th) 126, 203 A.R. 192, 6 W.W.R. 608;

23. Cyclone Sales & Service Ltd. Husson 1996 CarswellAlta 878, 195 A.R. 380 at 385, [1996] A.W.L.D. 1090, [1996] W.D.F.L. 2742;

24. Taylor v. Rossu 1996 CarswellAlta 847, 44 Alta.L.R. (3d) 388, [1997] 1 W.W.R. 672, 140 D.L.R. (4th) 562, 191 A.R. 252, 39 C.R.R. (2d) 362 - (LANDMARK);

25. Cyclone Sales & Service Ltd. v. Husson 1996 CarswellAlta 877, 195 A.R. 380, [1996] A.W.L.D. 1091, [1996] W.D.F.L. 2741;

26. Nowakowski v. Nowakowski 1996 CarswellAlta 63, 20 R.F.L. (4th) 281, 177 A.R. 370;

27. Lauderdale v. Lauderdale 1996 CarswellAlta 43, 21 R.F.L. (4th) 17, 180 A.R. 81;

28. O.(T.L.) v. Alberta (Director of Child Welfare) 1995 CarswellAlta 431, 34 Alta. L.R. (3d) 194, 175 A.R. 194;

29. Paterson v. Paterson 1994 CarswellAlta 786, [1994] A.W.L.D. 989, [1994] W.D.F.L. 1791; and

30. McIntyre v. McIntyre 1993 CarswellAlta 769, [1993] W.D.F.L. 1101.

Alberta Court of Appeal Reported Decisions:

1. Brost v Kusler, 2016 ABCA 363

2. Quraishi v Merah, 2016 ABCA 116

3. E.G. v. Alberta (Child, Youth and Family Enhancement Act, Director), 2014 ABCA 237

4. EG v. Alberta (Child and Family Services), 2014 ABQB 406

5. Caldwell v. Caldwell, 2013 ABCA 268

6. Gingrich v. Gingrich 2012 CarswellAlta 2073, 2012 ABCA 371

7. Kretschmer v. Terrigno 2012 CarswellAlta 2064, 2012 ABCA 345

8. H. (R.) v. H. (G.G.) 2011 CarswellAlta 2428, 2012 ABCA 11, [2012] A.W.L.D. 704, [2012] W.D.F.L. 1344, 215 A.C.W.S. (3d) 894

9. M. (J.D.) v. L. (A.M.) 2010 CarswellAlta 1378, 2010 ABCA 219

10. Hojnik v. Hojnik 2010 CarswellAlta 1061, 2010 ABCA 192, [2010] A.W.L.D. 3013, [2010] A.W.L.D. 3014, [2010] A.W.L.D. 3025, [2010] W.D.F.L. 3142, [2010] W.D.F.L. 3144, [2010] W.D.F.L. 3180

11. D. (A.) v. Alberta (Director of Child Welfare) 2010 CarswellAlta 438, 2010 ABCA 83, [2010] A.W.L.D. 1614, [2010] W.D.F.L. 1647, 78 R.F.L. (6th) 13, 317 D.L.R. (4th) 299

12. J. (D.) v. J. (M.) 2009 CarswellAlta 1238, 2009 ABCA 272, [2009] A.W.L.D. 3450, [2009] A.W.L.D. 3451, [2009] A.W.L.D. 3452, [2009] W.D.F.L. 4093, [2009] W.D.F.L. 4098, [2009] W.D.F.L. 4124, 70 R.F.L. (6th) 63, 13 Alta. L.R. (5th) 1, 464 A.R. 16, 467 W.A.C. 16

13. Hashman v. Hashman 2009 CarswellAlta 341, 2009 ABCA 95, [2009] A.W.L.D. 1295, [2009] W.D.F.L. 1502

14. F. (A.), Re 2009 CarswellAlta 33, 2009 ABCA 25, 99 Alta. L.R. (4th) 28, [2009] A.W.L.D. 548, [2009] A.W.L.D. 549, [2009] A.W.L.D. 547, [2009] W.D.F.L. 604, [2009] W.D.F.L. 605, [2009] W.D.F.L. 607, 61 R.F.L. (6th) 64, 446 A.R. 333, 442 W.A.C. 333, 307 D.L.R. (4th) 140

15. Alberta (Director, Child, Youth & Family Enhancement Act) v. S. (L.) 2009 CarswellAlta 12, 2009 ABCA 10, [2009][ A.W.L.D. 768, [2009] A.W.L.D. 710, [2009] W.D.F.L. 831, 446 A.R. 135, 442 W.A.C. 135

16. Hykawy v. Hykawy 2008 CarswellAlta 1294, 2008 ABCA 324, [2008] A.W.L.D. 3959, [2008] W.D.F.L. 4718, 56 R.F.L. (6th) 24, 60 C.P.C. (6th) 216, 298 D.L.R. (4th) 620

17. Felker v. Felker 2007 CarswellAlta 164, 2007 ABCA 55, 391 W.A.C. 318, 401 A.R. 318, [2007] A.W.L.D. 1863, [2007]

18. W. (K.V.) v. Alberta (Director of Child Welfare), 2006 CarswellAlta 1773, 2006 ABCA 404, [2007] 3 W.W.R. 626, [2007] A.W.L.D. 1131, [2007] W.D.F.L. 1289, 69 Alta. L.R. (4th) 215, 391 W.A.C. 175, 401 A.R. 175

19. Keshavjee v. Altavac Manufacturing Inc. 2006 CarswellAlta 1807, 20070 ABCA 2, [2007] W.D.F.L. 1938, [2007] A.W.L.D. 1769

20. G.(A.) v. S.(L.) 2006 CarswellAlta 1367, 2006 ABCA 311, 384 W.A.C. 296, 397 A.R. 296, [2007] W.D.F.L. 921, [2007] W.D.F.L. 999, [2007] W.D.F.L. 984, [2007] A.W.L.D. 779, [2007] A.W.L.D. 808, [2007] A.W.L.D. 807, 275 D.L.R. (4th) 388, 34 R.F.L. (6th) 266

21. P.(V.M.) v. P.(D.B.) 2006 CarswellAlta 1228, 2006 ABCA 286, [2006] A.W.L.D. 2955, [2006] W.D.F.L. 3552, 384 W.A.C. 385, 397 A.R. 385, 36 R.F.L. (6th) 259, [2007] A.S.L.D. 2119, [2007} W.D.F.L. 2372

22. P.(V.M.) v. P.(D.B.) 2006 CarswellAlta 893, 2006 ABCA 224, [2006] A.W.L.D. 2463, [2006] W.D. 2885, 28 R.F.L. (6th) 5, 152 A.C.W.S. (3d) 194

23. Darr v. Darr 2006 CarswellAlta 99, 2006 ABCA 32, [2006] A.W.L.D. 1037, [2006] A.W.L.D. 1037, [2006] A.W.L.D. 1058, [2006] A.W.L.D. 987, [2006] W.D.F.L. 932, 263 D.L.R. (4th) 410, 384 A.R. 69, 367 W.A.C. 69

24. T.(M.) v. Alberta (Director of Child Welfare) 2005 CarswellAlta 362, 2005 ABCA 125, [2005] A.W.L.D. 1611, [2005] A.W.L.D. 1612, [2005] A.W.L.D. 1613, {2005} A.W.L.D. 1614, [2005] A.W.L.D. 1615, [2005] W.D.F.L. 1902, [2005] W.D.F.L. 1896, [2005] W.D.F.L. 1895, [2005] W.D.F.L. 1894, [2005] W.D.F.L. 1891, 363 A.R. 306, 343 W.A.C. 306, 42 Alta. L.R. (4th) 99

25. M.(L.) v. T.(J.) 2004 CarswellAlta 1883, 2005 ABCA 9, [2005] W.D.F.L. 1252, [2005] A.W.L.D. 1051

26. White v. White 2003 CarswellAlta 1732, 2003 ABCA 358, 1 R.F.L. (6th) 416, 346 A.R. 51, 320 W.A.C. 51

27. W.(J.) v. C.(J.) 2003 CarswellAlta 1769, 2003 ABCA 348, 26 Alta. L.R. (4th) 19, 236 A.R. 127, 320 W.A.C. 128, 49 R.F.L. (5th) 450

28. D.(J.) v. B.(T.D.) 2002 CarswellAlta 1568, 2002 ABCA 269, 33 R.F.L. (5th) 315, 317 A.R. 231, 284 W.A.C. 231

29. Bulloch v. Bulloch 2001 CarswellAlta 1882, 2001 ABCA 69

30. Deiure v. Deiure 2000 CarswellAlta 1497, 2000 ABCA 328, 11 R.F.L. (5th) 295, 281 A.R. 146, 248 W.A.C. 146

31. Howard v. Howard 2000 CarswellAlta 466, 2000 WL 33296250 (Alta. C.A.)

32. Furlong v. Furlong 1998 CarswellAlta 962, 42 R.F.L. (4th) 350, [1998] A.J. No. 1173

33. Taylor v. Rossu 1998 CarswellAlta 523, 161 D.L.R. (4th) 266, 216 A.R. 348, 175 W.A.C. 348, 39 R.F.L. (4th) 242, [1999] 1 W.W.R. 85, (sub nom. Rossue v. Taylor) 53 C.R.R. (2d) 219, 68 Alta. L.R. (3d) 213, 1 W.W.R. 85, [1998] A.J. No. 648, 1998 ABCA 193 - (LANDMARK) Changed the Law of Alberta Re: Spousal Support for Common-Law Spouses

34. Bolt v. Nunemaker 1998 CarswellAlta 448, 216 A.R. 28, 175 W.A.C. 28

35. Johnson-Steeves v. Lee 1997 CarswellAlta 961, 54 Alta. L.R. (3d) 218, 33 R.F.L. (4th) 278, 48 C.R.R. (2d) 327, 209 A.R. 292, 160 W.A.C. 292, [1998] 3 W.W.R. 419, 3 W.W.R. 410, [1997] A.J. No. 1057

36. Lauderdale v. Lauderdale 1997 CarswellAlta 448, 200 A.R. 198, 146 W.A.C. 198, 29 R.F.L. (4th) 34

37. Mayotte v. Salthouse 1997 CarswellAlta 445, 29 R.F.L. (4th) 38

38. M.(R.K.) v. K.(L.D.) 1996 CarswellAlta 941, 25 R.F.L. (4th) 285, 193 A.R. 167, 135 W.A.C. 167, [1997] A.W.L.D. 033, [1997] W.D.F.L. 075

39. Lasalle v. Lasalle 1994 CarswellAlta 387, 7 R.F.L. (4th) 100

40. Haisman v. Haisman 1994 CarswellAlta 179, 22 Alta. L.R. (3d) 56, 7 R.F.L. (4th) 1, 116 D.L.R. (4th) 671, 157 A.R. 47, 77 W.A.C. 47, 116 D.L.R. (4th) 671 - (LANDMARK)

41. Theriault v. Theriault 1994 CarswellAlta 371, 2 R.F.L. (4th) 157, 149 A.R. 210, 63 W.A.C. 210, 113 D.L.R. (4th) 57 - (LANDMARK) followed by SCC and

42. Freeman v. Pellerin 1991 CarswellAlta 767, 120 A.R. 335, 8 W.A.C. 335

Diann P. Castle's Bio Reported Decisions :

1. Quraishi v Merah, 2016 ABCA 116

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Family Law Litigation
  • Family Law Appeals

Bar Admissions

  • Alberta, 1988

Education

  • University of Windsor School of Law, Windsor, Ontario, Canada
    • J.D. - 1987
  • University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    • B.A. - 1983
  • Red Deer College, Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
    • Diploma in Rehabilitation Counselling - 1978
  • Alberta Hospital Edmonton, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    • Diploma in Psychiatric Nursing - 1977

Honors and Awards

  • Law School Entrance Scholarship, 1983 - 1984

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Calgary Bar Association, 1988 - Present
  • Alberta Law Society, 1988 - Present
  • Canadian Bar Association

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