Danielle M. Elder



  • LL.B., University of Alberta, 2001
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Saskatchewan, 2014
  • LL.M. candidate 2021, Osgoode Hall


Danielle Practices in the Areas of:

Danielle received her law degree from the University of Alberta in 2001 and commenced her articles with Altalaw LLP that same year.  She was called to the bar in 2002 and became a Partner of the firm in January of 2008.  Danielle took a two year hiatus in the practice of law in 2013 – 2014 during which time she completed a Bachelor of Arts with distinction in Philosophy at the University of Saskatchewan before returning to Altalaw LLP in January of 2015.

Recognizing the emotional difficulty of family law, Danielle understands the importance of prioritizing alternative dispute resolution processes to litigation where possible.  She is a trained Collaborative lawyer and is the current President of the Association of Collaborative Lawyers of Central Alberta.  She is also in the midst of obtaining her LL.M. in Dispute Resolution through Osgoode Hall, with graduation anticipated in 2021.  In matters of conflict where alternative dispute resolution processes are not feasible and Court is the only option, Danielle has a strong record of family litigation in the Alberta Courts.

Danielle grew up in Saskatchewan and continues to spend time there with her husband at their lake property.  She also travels extensively and enjoys playing piano and cooking in her free time.


  • Law Society of Alberta
  • Association of Collaborative Lawyers of Central Alberta, current President
  • Collaborative Divorce Alberta Association
  • Central Alberta Bar Society
  • The Humane Society of the Battlefords, current Secretary