Amanda Richards is an associate in Gowling WLG’s Calgary office, practising in all areas of commercial litigation.
Throughout her time at the firm, Amanda has gained experience in a broad range of civil and contractual disputes, corporate commercial litigation, professional and medical negligence, construction litigation, arbitration, and public law matters. She has been involved in matters before the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench and the Provincial Court of Alberta. Amanda is also familiar with judicial dispute resolution conferences, private mediations, and arbitrations.
Outside of work, Amanda volunteers her time with QB Amicus and CCDC, where she provides legal advice to those individuals in the community who cannot otherwise afford legal services.
Amanda earned her JD from the Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia. Prior to law school, she completed a BBA at Mount Royal University.
Amanda is Cree and Saulteaux and a proud member of Zagime Anishinabek in southern Saskatchewan. Throughout law school, Amanda was very involved with the Indigenous Law Students’ Association, serving as the first-year representative, vice-president, and president.
She also volunteered with Rise Women’s Legal Centre, the Lawyers Assistance Program of BC, the Allard Law Students Association, and Rivers to Success, a mentorship program to guide and support Indigenous youth throughout their academic careers. Amanda was also a team member of the Allard flag football team and captain of the Allard soccer team.