About AZ Lawyers
We are not your Grandpa’s law firm. We are approachable and we speak your language. We know that you don’t want to be bogged down in legalese and confronted with unnecessary complexity. That’s why we give clear explanations and recommendations. By keeping you fully informed, we can provide you with better service.
Our goal is to be Client Centred
And by ‘Client Centred’ we mean that we will start with the service experience that you want, and then work backwards. We won’t take our lead from what our competitors do, or what is cheapest. We won’t cut corners when it comes to client service. We will listen to what is most important to you and then deliver that service experience. We believe our focus on Client Centred Law makes us different.
Doug has been providing his clients with common-sense and respected legal solutions for over 25 years.
Doug is a believer in efficiently solving client’s problems and helping clients achieve their goals. He believes that lawyers are not there to stand in the way of settling matters. He enjoys working with clients on their real estate transactions, wills and estate planning, corporate transactions, and family matters.
Doug is a trained mediator and enjoys helping people come to an agreement on their differences. He believes that most people’s legal problems can be solved through guided communication.
Doug is a lifetime resident of Lethbridge, and a graduate of the University of Lethbridge (B.A.) and University of Alberta (LL.B.).
Ian thrives on the constant client interaction that comes with an active solicitor’s practice. He enjoys experiencing the excitement of meeting with first-time home buyers; the optimism of new entrepreneurs; and taking the stress out of dealing with the complexities of the law.
Ian has advised clients ranging from national corporations to small family businesses.
Ian also has a life outside the practice of law – He is an enthusiastic recreational soccer player and has been an active participant in the community through Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Lethbridge, the Lethbridge/Macleod Bar Association, the Young Professionals Association of Lethbridge (YPAL), Lethbridge Connect, Public Legal Education Alberta, and as a pro-bono lawyer for Lethbridge Legal Guidance.
Before moving to Lethbridge Ian attended Simon Fraser University (B.A.) and the University of Saskatchewan (LL.B. with distinction). He is married to Amber and is the proud parent of two future lawyers-in-training, Noah (age 7) and Zoe (age 5).
Asif helps his clients find solutions to their matters without the unnecessary use of the Courts. While he has had significant experience before the Courts appearing before the Provincial Court of Alberta, Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta and the Alberta Court of Appeal , Asif excels at finding client centred solutions that work for each individual.
When he isn’t in the office or the court room, Asif enjoys spending time outdoors with his Wife and Son. As a die hard basketball fan, he can be frequently seen at various outdoor courts around the city.
Asif believes in giving back to the community that gives so much to him. He is currently a board member and pro-bono lawyer with Lethbridge Legal Guidance, a board member with the Lethbridge Bar Association, a presenter with Public Legal Education Alberta, and an instructor of the Parenting After Separation Course.
Prior to making Lethbridge home, Asif attended at the University of Victoria (B.A with distinction) and the University of Alberta (J.D.).
Sebastian has experience appearing before both the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta and the Provincial Court of Alberta. Sebastian helps his clients find practical solutions that best work for them, without expending unnecessary time or cost. Whether it be through negotiation or through the Court process, Sebastian is there to provide the tools his clients need to achieve their goals.
Sebastian has called Southern Alberta home for over 25 years. When he’s not assisting clients, it’s a safe bet you’ll find him fly-fishing one of Alberta’s streams, hitting the slopes, or playing guitar.
Sebastian is also actively involved in the community. He acts as a pro bono lawyer at Lethbridge Legal Guidance, he has acted as a board member for Lethbridge Family Centre, he is a member of the Lethbridge Bar Association, and he has been a guest lecturer at the University of Lethbridge on the topic of Collective Bargaining.
Sebastian attended the University of Lethbridge (B.A. with Great Distinction) and the University of New Brunswick (J.D.).
Dan retired from the firm in January 2017. Dan’s practice had encompassed many different areas of law including matrimonial law, agricultural law, real estate, corporate commercial law, banking and finance law, and wills and estates.
Alger Zadeiks Shapiro LLP is pleased to continue to serve Dan’s clients. The respect and warmth that Dan’s clients continue to express for him is a testament to the kind of lawyer that Dan was, and the exceptional counsel that he provided.
Dan still visits us regularly and can be contacted through our office.
Dan was called to the bar in 1975.
Dan’s lifetime dedication to the residents of Lethbridge and Alberta is staggering: He currently serves as Chairman on the Board of Directors for Habitat for Humanity Lethbridge (15 years), as well as being a volunteer construction worker on the Habitat for Humanity building sites each year since 1996. Dan is also a current Director (Past-Chairman) for the Alberta Motor Association both locally and provincially (since 1997).
Dan was the founding Director of Lethbridge Legal Guidance Society; President of the Lethbridge Tennis Club for 22 years; tournament Director for tennis events for the Alberta Summer Games and Alberta Senior Games; volunteer guest lecturer at the Lethbridge Community College and University of Lethbridge; Past President of the Lethbridge Bar Association; Past Treasurer of the Association of Collaborative Family Lawyers; Lethbridge Sports Hall of Fame Inductee (Builder relative to the Lethbridge Tennis Club); Board of Directors for Lethbridge Family Services (Past Chairman); Board of Directors for the Southern Alberta Legal Aid Appeals Committee (Past-Chair); Board of Directors Lethbridge & District Big Brothers and Big Sisters (1975 – 1985) while being a Big Brother for 10 years to two different boys; Secretary for the Lethbridge Bnai Brith and Lethbridge Hebrew Congregation; Volunteer judge at Students’ Heritage Fair at Agnes Davidson School and Gilbert Paterson School since 1997; Finalist and runner up for Citizen of the Year (2008); Recipient of YMCA Peace Maker Award (2008); Ambassador for Lethbridge Senior Winter Games (2009); Historical Director for the Clipper Club (since 1990); and Historical Director for the Gastro Fiasco Gourmet Club (since 1979).
Dan is a graduate of the University of Lethbridge (B.A.) and the University of Alberta (LL.B.).