Kristy L. Williams, PhD

Kristy L.
Williams, PhD
Associate
403-873-3745
Assistant: 
Cynthia Heinbuch
403-254-3861
Education: 
Admitted to the New York State Bar, 2013
University of Houston, LL.M., (Health Law), 2013
Admitted to the Alberta Bar, 2011
University of Calgary, J.D., 2010
Memorial University of Newfoundland, Ph.D., (Neuroscience), 2010
Simon Fraser University, B.Sc., (Honours), 2003
Overview: 

Kristy practices in personal injury law where she works with those who are injured in motor vehicle accidents. Kristy has an academic background in medical sciences which has proven to be a tremendous asset to the clients she represents, arming her with extensive knowledge of the medical issues that can result from auto accidents.

As a student-at-law, Kristy articled in Calgary at the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench where she had the privilege to work with the Justices of the Court and key staff. This provided Kristy with valuable insight into the Court’s process and the Justices, themselves.

While attending law school, Kristy was involved as a caseworker for Student Legal Assistance and volunteered as a court assistant with the Elizabeth Fry Society. She enjoyed participating in the moot program and competing in the Phillip C. Jessup International moot.

Trade Publications

  • “The Hidden Economy of HSC Transplantation is Inconsistent with Prohibiting the Compensation of HSC Donors”, Minnesota Journal of Law, Science & Technology, 2015
  • Marisa Finley & J James Rohack, “Just Say No to NOTA: Why the Prohibition of Compensation for Human Transplant Organs in NOTA Should be Repealed and a Regulated Market for Cadaver Organs Instituted”, American Journal of Law and Medicine, 2014
  • “Updates are Not Available: FDA Regulations Deter Manufactures From Quickly and Effectively Responding to Software Problems Rendering Medical Devices Vulnerable to Malware and Cybersecurity Threats”, Wake Forest University Journal of Business & Intellectual Property Law, 2014
  • “The Impact (or Lack of Impact) of Cuthbertson v. Rasouli on End-of-Life Medical Decision Making in Alberta”, Health Law Review, 2013
  • “The Variable Efficacy of Current Influenza Vaccines Results in Mandatory Flu Vaccination Policies for Health Care Workers Being Difficult to Justify”, University of Houston Health Law Perspectives, 2013
  • “Sherley v. Sebelius, Ambiguity and “Linguistic Jujitsu” in Federal Court Over the Funding of Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research”, University of Houston Health Law Perspectives, 2013
  • When No Means Yes: Voluntary Withdrawal of Consent to Medical Treatment”, University of Calgary Faculty of Law, ABlawg, 2009

Teaching Roles

  • Adjunct Professor in Health Law, University of Houston Health Law and Policy Institute, 2015
  • Instructor on Ethics and Professional Responsibility, University of Texas Medical Branch, second-year medical students, 2014

Professional Associations & Activities

  • Member, Law Society of Alberta
  • Member, New York Bar