Andreassen Borth








About Us

We are an established, local law firm. Our lawyers and support staff are committed, diligent, and conscientious. We strive to provide our clients with high quality legal services in a cost-effective and timely manner.

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About Our Lawyers

Margaret Weir Andreassen

Margaret enjoys working with her clients to resolve their issues in a timely and respectful fashion. Her goal is to provide practical, knowledgeable and compassionate guidance, and to help educate and empower her clients to make good decisions. Margaret is a rural practitioner with a focus on family law.

Margaret graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Laws Degree in 1981. She articled and worked with an Edmonton boutique litigation firm until 1985, when she returned to Camrose to work with Andreassen Borth.

Margaret is an active member of the Association of Collaborative Professionals (Edmonton). Margaret was one of the original members of this Association, and is proud of bringing this transformative area of practice to the Camrose area and you can learn more about this association at Margaret has also been a contract mediator with Alberta Justice since 2002.

Other past professional and volunteer activities include the following: Board Member, Alberta Securities Commission, 1988-1994; one of the founding members of the Battle River Community Foundation, with responsibility for legal work establishing the Foundation; former member and past President of Business and Professional Women's Club of Camrose, 1985-1990; Board member, Citizen Advocacy Society of Camrose, 1985-1986; Judicial District Representative, Alberta Civil Trial Lawyers Association, 1996-2004; active parent volunteer with school, hockey, baseball, soccer, skating, Sunday school (1991-2010) and past and current volunteer in various capacities, as needed, with and through St. Andrew's Anglican Church.

Jim Andreassen

Jim was born and raised in Camrose, and worked on a Kelsey area grain farm while completing his education. His three decades experience working with farm families has given him first hand knowledge of the issues facing agricultural and small business clients.

Jim attended Camrose Lutheran College and graduated from the University of Alberta with Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Law Degrees. He articled, and has practiced, at Andreassen Borth in Camrose since 1985.

Volunteer activities have included the following: Board Member, and past Chair, The Bethany Group; Board Member, including Executive Committee, Camrose United Church; Member, and past President, Camrose Kinsmen Club; Master, Forestburg Alliance Masonic Lodge; Member, Camrose Golf Club; Coach, Camrose Minor Hockey; Coach, Camrose Minor Ball; Advisor for several Churches, Healthcare Entities, Foundations, and not for profit Societies.

Michael Borth

Mike practices in Killam where he was born and raised. He articled with Andreassen Olson and was admitted to the Bar in 1992. He became a partner with Andreassen Olson Borth in 1997.

Mike assists his clients with: real estate; wills, estates and estate planning; corporate and commercial matters; and farm and small business matters.

Mike is married to Susan and they have four children currently attending school in Killam.

Mike is involved with Killam Minor Ball and the Killam Cyclones Swim Club. He has coached minor hockey, minor baseball and fastball, and junior high basketball and volleyball. Mike has also previously been involved with the Killam Recreation Board and the Killam Hospital Board. He enjoys living and working in a smaller community.

Kirk Laird

As a lifelong resident of the Camrose area, Kirk attended law school with the goal of returning to Camrose to establish his practice. Kirk plans to build on existing relationships within the community by providing timely and effective assistance.

As a practitioner, Kirk aims to establish a broad practice by providing assistance in several areas, including family law. Kirk puts his clients wishes first, but does so with a focus on co-operation with the other party. He is willing to go to Court if necessary, but will first attempt to settle matters in ways that are mutually beneficial to everyone involved. It is with these principles in mind that Kirk has nearly completed the further education required to become a collaborative family law practitioner.