Sherry D. Simons
Sherry Simons has been practicing law since 2014 and joined Witten LLP in May of 2023 as a solicitor in the firm's wills and estates group. Sherry diligently provides her clients with estate planning services customized to each individual depending on family circumstances, personal financial situation, and legacy wishes. She also assists personal representatives with the efficient administration of estates while minimizing risks and liability. Sherry is adept at navigating complex estate situations and has experience with resolving beneficiary disputes.
Sherry understands and has particular experience with assisting First Nation and Metis clients with estate planning and estate administration processes.
Sherry also assists clients with buying and selling properties, contract matters, and dispute resolution.
Outside of the office, Sherry enjoys travelling, hiking with her two dogs, enjoying music and theatre events, and practicing her golf swing.
Education & Certifications
Called to the Alberta Bar - 2014
JD, University of Alberta - 2012
BSc (Psychology specialization with Industrial Internship Program, with Distinction), University of Alberta - 2005
Introduction to Negotiations Course Certificate, Yale University - 2020
Professional Associations & Other Activities
Member, Law Society of Alberta
Member, Canadian Bar Association (Alberta)
Prior Chair and Co-Chair, Real Property (Northern Alberta Section), Canadian Bar Association
Speaker and Panelist, First Time Home Buyers and Estate Planning seminars
What to Know When Buying Your First Home (LawNow, April 2023)
Wills, Personal Directives and Powers of Attorney: What’s the difference? (LawNow, October 2021)
Property Laws You’ve Maybe Never Heard Of (LawNow, January 2021)
Women in Law Award 2020 – Estate Planning (Lawyer Monthly)
National winner of the Canadian Client Consultation Competition, Ottawa, ON - 2012