About AZ Lawyers LLP
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.
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 King's Bench of Alberta and the Provincial Court of Alberta. Sebastian helps his clients find practical solutions that work best 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 his entire life. When he’s not assisting clients, he enjoys spending time with his Wife. You’ll also find him outdoors, whether that be fishing, golfing, camping, or skiing, or playing and following any and all sports.
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.).
While his primary focus is finding solutions and resolving disputes by agreement and collaboration, Ian is comfortable seeking resolution through the court process when appropriate. He has extensive experience appearing in both the Provincial Court of Alberta and the Court of King's Bench of Alberta. He is also a strong supporter of alternative dispute resolution processes such as mediation, collaboration, and settlement meetings.
When Ian is not in the office or the courtroom he enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, pursuing outdoor activities like hiking and mountain biking, and playing and following sports.
Ian enjoys being involved in the community. He has volunteered with Scouts Canada and has served as a board member for Medicine Hat Family Service.
He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Lethbridge, and a J.D. from the Faculty of Law at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, British Columbia.