Email: dneilson@rodinlawfirm.com
Phone: (403) 216-7237
Fax: (403) 216-0970


B.A. (Hons.) 1989, University of Toronto
LL.B. 1992, University of Saskatchewan


British Columbia, 1993
Alberta, 2001


• Canadian Bar Association
• Calgary Bar Association
• Alberta Civil Trial Lawyers Association
• Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia


Dana attended the University of Toronto, receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree (Honours) before attending the University of Saskatchewan and receiving her Bachelor of Laws degree in 1992.

Dana was called to the British Columbia bar in 1993 and, after completing her articles, continued working as in-house counsel in Vancouver before entering private practice with the well-respected Vancouver law firm, Hammerberg Lawyers LLP. Dana successfully completed transfer examinations for Alberta and was called to the Alberta bar in 2001. She moved to Calgary in 2005 and continues to be an active member of the Alberta and British Columbia bar, litigating cases in both provinces.

Throughout her career, Dana has practiced primarily in personal injury litigation. She has conducted numerous trials and appeared at all levels of court, including the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench, Alberta Court of Appeal, British Columbia Supreme Court and British Columbia Court of Appeal.

Dana authored a paper on jurisdictional issues between Alberta and British Columbia, presented when she was Co-Chair of the Insurance and Personal Injury Panel for the Alberta Law Conference.

Dana is from Saskatchewan, but lived throughout the United States in her youth, as her father is a former National Hockey League player.  In 2017, the Hockey News chose Dana’s father (Jim) as the 30th Best New York Ranger of All Time. She enjoys yoga, golf, fitness and cheering for her favourite hockey team in her spare time, and volunteers with Level’s Indigenous Youth Outreach Program (Leadership).

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It’s hard to put into words how very thankful I am for Dana and her diligence, compassion, and knowledge. For close to 5 years Dana has continually been there for myself and my son, guiding us through this painful time in our lives and completely taking care of us every step of the way. She is absolutely the best and highly recommended. Thank you.
— K.F.

Dana Neilson from Rodin Law Firm has been invaluable at helping me through a difficult time. Dana has been there for me since the first day I met her. From our very first meeting she made me feet at ease, comfortable, and has been easy to communicate with.
— C.P.M.