Our Team

We are a small team of talented professionals with a wide range of skills and experience. We love what we do, and we do it with passion. We look forward to working with you.

Jordan D. Wray

Barrister & Solicitor

Jordan is a graduate of the University of Alberta Schools of Business and Law. After finishing business school in 1998, he had a successful career in corporate sales and commercial banking before deciding to make a substantial career change. He obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of Alberta in 2014 and was practicing at a mid-size firm before starting Taylor Wray LLP.

Jordan maintains a general practice, with a focus on Family Law, Wills and Estates, Real Estate and Business Solutions. Jordan’s family law experience includes divorce, separation, child custody, and matrimonial property. His goal is to work with clients to find their own resolution through negotiation and settlement outside of court. Jordan feels that couples are always better served if they control the outcome rather than a stranger deciding how they should live their lives. That said, he is a zealous advocate for his clients in court if settlement is not possible. With his commercial business and banking background, Jordan brings a unique perspective to his family law practice as he is familiar with financial statements and the operation of businesses.

Jordan is also able to assist business clients with incorporations, purchase and sale agreements, contract review and real estate transactions, collections and related litigation.

Jordan is a member of the Canadian Bar Association Family Law, Wills and Estates and Real Property sections.

Outside of the office, he spends time with his wife, three young children, and his dog.  He loves to play hockey and golf and be on the water fishing.

Email me: jordan@taylorwray.ca

Jim Taylor

Barrister & Solicitor

James K. Taylor is a 2012 graduate of the University Of Alberta Faculty Of Law. He focuses his practice primarily in the area of family law and mediation.

Jim is an experienced family lawyer and understands that the difference between resolution and conflict can often be as simple as having a discussion about options. Jim has focused his practice in the areas of mediation and collaborative family law. He recognizes that in helping people going through a relationship breakdown or difficulties, he is helping them find a solution during the most difficult situations they may ever be faced with.

In today’s world people often lose the ability to control the decisions around their lives. They are often subject to the whim or suggestion of others. When dealing with the issues surrounding the breakdown of a relationship Jim feels it is very important for the people to decide for themselves how it is that they are going to set up and live for the rest of their lives.

By using tools of negotiation, discussion and mediation Jim is able to help people find satisfactory and desirable options for when they want to keep the power over their own decisions.

If given the choice, Jim always prefers the meditative or more reasonable option to the litigious one; he prides himself on his ability to find the middle ground or most practical option for the parties.

Jim has the skills needed to give practical and understandable advice while protecting the interests of his clients. He is very straightforward and timely when dealing with clients and does his best to communicate effectively.

Jim is a contributing author for the Family Law Practice Manual and his memberships include the Law Society of Alberta, International Association of Collaborative Professionals, The Collaborative Divorce Alberta Association, The Alberta Family Mediation Society and the Canadian Bar Association.

Email me: jim@taylorwray.ca

Kim Kirk

Barrister & Solicitor

Kim offers her clients over 20 years of practice experience. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts
degree in 1988 from Augustana University College, and her Bachelor of Laws degree in 2000
from the University of Alberta. She is currently a member of the Law Society of Alberta.
Prior to law school, Kim worked as a social worker assisting clients in obtaining financial
benefits through social assistance, employment counseling, and obtaining child support.
Following Law School Kim practiced in the area of personal injury, insurance defense and
Worker’s Compensation.  Eventually she moved into a general practice as staff counsel with
Legal Aid.  Practice areas, then, included family law, landlord/tenant matters, civil enforcement,
civil litigation, criminal Law, and child welfare matters.
In February 2009 Kim opened her own practice in family law and child welfare defense. The
majority of her practice was as defense counsel for parents, guardians and extended family
members involved with Children Services. Eventually, she focused her practice in family law
alone, which includes:

o Divorce/Separation
o Break down of Common Law relationships
o Custody
o Access
o Child Support
o Spousal Support
o Division of Matrimonial Property/Common Law Property
o Prenuptial and Co-habitation Agreements

In her spare time, Kim hangs out with her zoo of dogs and cats, hangs out in Mexico whenever she can,
and loves watching True Crime mysteries.

Email me: kim@taylorwray.ca

Theresa Hamel

Barrister & Solicitor

Theresa graduated from the University of Alberta Faculty of Law in 2021 and was called to the bar in
June 2022. Theresa completed her articles at an Edmonton Family Law Firm and continues to practice
exclusively in the area of Family Law.
During law school Theresa was involved with Student Legal Services, the Civil Claims Duty Counsel
program, Pro-Bono Students Canada and the Edmonton Community Legal Centre.
Before attending law school, Theresa worked at Legal Aid Alberta. In her role at Legal Aid, Theresa was
exposed to many areas of law. She saw firsthand the value of strong legal representation for clients.
Theresa understands that navigating issues including separation, parenting and divorce can be
emotional and overwhelming. Theresa is patient and dedicated to helping clients understand their
options and work towards resolution. She is committed to help clients resolve their family law issues as
effectively and efficiently as possible whether that be inside or outside of the courtroom.
Theresa is a member of the Canadian Bar Association Family Law Section.

Email me: theresa@taylorwray.ca

Brittney Thiessen

Legal Assistant

to Jim Taylor & Theresa Hamel

Email me: brittney@taylorwray.ca

Karen Hazell

Legal Assistant

to Jordan Wray & Kim Kirk

Email me: karen@taylorwray.ca

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