Susan Smith
Associate Counsel

Susan Smith

Susan Smith has 30 years of litigation experience in British Columbia.  She has assisted clients in a variety of areas, including construction, products liability, real estate, intellectual property, personal injuries, and sports accidents.  She has represented clients in all levels of the courts of British Columbia, and in the Federal Court of Canada.

Susan is also a trained mediator, on the Roster of Civil Mediators for Mediate BC.  Because of Susan’s unique combination of mediation and legal skills, Susan provides guidance and advice to the clients of Kornfeld LLP in their settlement discussions, and represents them at mediations and in other negotiations.

Susan is a pioneer in the sport of freestyle skiing, being a three-time Canadian champion and world cup competitor in the 1970s.  She won the Alberta government Achievement Award in 1978 for outstanding performance in freestyle skiing.  She was also one of the founders of the Nakiska Ski Resort in Alberta, which hosted the 1988 Olympics.

Susan is also a mentor with the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada and is passionate about the fight against bullying.  She has been a long-time supporter of the BC SPCA, and other animal shelters throughout the province.

Practice Areas


  • University of Calgary Law School, 1984, LLB Honours
  • Undergraduate Studies, University of Calgary

Bar Admissions

  • British Columbia, 1985


  • Past Lecturer, Law Society of BC, Bar Admission Courses
  • Past Lecturer, University of BC, Law Faculty, Appellate Advocacy
  • Mentor, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada


  • French