Katie Stys Partner

Speaks:  English

Year of Call: 2009 - Alberta

Primary phone: +1 403-298-1839

Fax: +1 403-263-9193

Email: katie.stys@gowlingwlg.com

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Primary office:  Calgary

Katie Stys

Katie Stys is a partner in Gowling WLG's Calgary office. Since articling with the firm in 2008, Katie has developed an extensive civil litigation practice with an emphasis on health law and medical defence, professional regulation, professional liability and commercial litigation.

She represents the interests of physicians, psychologists, physiotherapists, engineers and other professionals, as well as companies, including natural resource developers and utilities. She frequently represents her clients' interests before all levels of court in Alberta, as well as regulatory bodies. Katie strives to implement a practical and thorough approach for her clients, and is committed to prompt and thoughtful service.

As an executive member of the Canadian Bar Association Alberta Health Law - South Section, Katie applies her leadership skills to advancing the legal profession within and beyond Gowling WLG.

Career & Recognition

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  • 2020

  • 2015

    • Community
      October 2015
      Treasurer/Secretary for the Canadian Bar Association Alberta Health Law – South Section
  • 2014

    • Career
      July 2014
      Head Associate Calgary Office, Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
  • 2009

    • Career
      August 2009
      Associate, Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      Year of Call, Alberta
  • 2008

    • Education
      Dalhousie University, LL.B. and specialization certificate in Health Law and Policy
  • 2005

    • Education
      McMaster University, MSc
  • 2002

    • Education
      McMaster University, BSc Honours


  • Calgary Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Law Society of Alberta

As a graduate student, Katie published the following:

  • Dioxin-induced changes in endometrial aromatase activity. Thesis (M.Sc.) - McMaster University, 2005.
  • Holloway AC, Stys KA, and Foster WG. DDE-Induced Changes on Aromatase Activity in Endometrial Stromal Cells in Culture. Endocrine 27(1):45-50.

    Her research was presented as the platform presentation at the Society for the Study of Reproduction Conference 2005 (Title: Dioxin-induced changes in endometrial aromatase expression and activity) and at RT Weaver Annual Research Day, 2004 (Title: Dioxin-induced changes in endometrial aromatase activity).