Fiona is a skilled, senior lawyer who has been practicing in Calgary for over 28 years. She has represented clients at various Court levels including the Provincial Court of Alberta and the Court of Queen’s Bench.
She is a qualified mediator/arbitrator and is firmly committed to providing a direct, no-nonsense approach to resolving her client’s concerns and disputes, whether through alternative dispute resolution, the Court process, or both, while considering the most cost-effective resolution possible. Fiona believes everyone has an entitlement to competent representation and, as such, is a regular supporter and contributor to the Legal Aid Society of Alberta.
Practicing primarily in the area of family law, she formed McLean Legal with the aim of providing a range of professional and competent legal services to clients regardless of background or economic status.
She is a contributor to the Canadian Centre for Professional Education, assessing students striving to pass their Bar exams.
Fiona’s work was acknowledged and honoured with an appointment as a Queen’s Counsel for the Province of Alberta on March 31, 2020.
In the community, Fiona volunteers her time as a director of the Military Family Resource Centre (MFRC) Calgary, which provides programs and support to military families, and Valour Canada, which connects Canadians with their military heritage. She is also a past director of the Order of St. Lazarus (Calgary) whose mission is to raise funds for palliative care and the eradication of leprosy.
She is a decorated officer of the Canadian Forces Reserves with whom she served from 1987 to 2020. During that time, she volunteered overseas as a peacekeeper with NATO and the European Union, in Bosnia-Herzegovina, in the field of civil-military cooperation and as adjutant of the National Support Element.
In Canada, she had the honour of serving as a volunteer aide-de-camp to three Lieutenant-Governors, from 1999 to 2010 and also from 2017 to 2019.