C. Kelsey O’Brien

Partner

Education

  • Partner, McKercher LLP, 2021 
  • Juris Doctor (with Distinction), College of Law, University of Saskatchewan, 2013 

Preferred Service Areas

Professional Involvement

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association 
  • Past Chair, Canadian Bar Association Young Lawyers' North Section 

Community Involvement

  • Board Chair, Children’s Festival of Saskatchewan
  • Board Director & Chair of the Governance and Nominations Committee, Nutrien Wonderhub
  • Former Volunteer, CLASSIC 
  • Former Volunteer, Pro Bono Students Canada 
  • Former Volunteer, Pro Bono Law Saskatchewan’s Northern Initiative Free Legal Clinic 

Kelsey is a partner in the Saskatoon office and enjoys practicing in the area of civil litigation with a focus on health law, insurance law, and professional disciplinary matters. 

Kelsey was called to the Bar in 2014 and has since advocated for clients at all levels of Saskatchewan Courts and before several regulatory bodies. She has also assisted clients with matters before the Federal Court, the Federal Court of Appeal, and the Supreme Court. 

Kelsey received her Juris Doctor (with Distinction) from the University of Saskatchewan, College of Law, in 2013. While attending, Kelsey was awarded the John Beke Q.C. Prize in Children and the Law, the Law Foundation of Saskatchewan Harry Dahlem Scholarship, the Chief Justice of Saskatchewan’s Justice System and Access to Justice Prize, a Law Review Honour, and a University of Saskatchewan Scholarship. Kelsey was invited to join the partnership in 2021. 

Kelsey is active in her community and has been involved with Pro Bono Law Saskatchewan, Pro Bono Students Canada, CLASSIC, and the Canadian Bar Association. 

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