Shel Laven, a Calgary native, received his law degree from the University of British Columbia in 1982 and was admitted to the Alberta Bar in 1983.

Shel’s practice focuses on Wills & Estates and Real Estate. He is a past chair of the South Alberta Canadian Bar Association Wills & Trusts practice section and is currently on the executive of both the Elder Law and Real Estate practice sections. Shel is also a member of the Calgary chapter of the Society of Trust and Estate and Practitioners (STEP), and is a founding member of the Alberta Society of Collaborative Estate and Trusts Lawyers (SCETYL). Shel speaks regularly at continuing legal education sessions, and has taught for many years at the Alberta Law Society Bar Admission Course.

Shel practices with his brother and partner Blair Laven, who practices exclusively in Family Law, both as a lawyer and mediator.