Founder of Inspire Law
Susan Kootnekoff is the founder of Inspire Law. Susan’s diverse legal career spans over 20 years. During this time she has gained expertise in a variety of areas of the law, including Employment Law, Drugs, Alcohol and the Workplace, Human Rights, Workers’ Compensation Board, Occupational Health and Safety, as well as Privacy Issues.
Susan holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from Queen’s University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Saskatchewan. She has been a member of the Law Society of Alberta since 1994 and a member of the Law Society of British Columbia since 2015. In Alberta, she practiced various areas of law in both Calgary and Fort McMurray. Living and practicing in Fort McMurray made a lasting impression on Susan. It was in this isolated and unique community that her interest in employment law, and Canada’s oil sands industry, took hold.
Susan previously served as in house corporate counsel with a major corporation and as counsel with a regulatory agency. She also has knowledge and experience in securities law. Susan’s diverse background allows her to draw on a broader base of knowledge and experience than is typical in today’s legal profession.
In 2013, Susan moved to the B.C. interior where she currently resides with her family.