About Us

Who We Are

Willis Law is a boutique law firm providing legal services in the area
of Condominium Law to clients across all of Alberta.

Willis Law was founded in 2013 by Hugh Willis to create an effective platform to provide clients with practical and high quality legal advice.

At Willis Law we provide a wide range of services within the Condominium Law area.

We encourage plain language discussion of legal issues and actively accept new challenges as they come along. Should you have questions or inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact our office.

Our Skills

Hugh Willis has appearances before the Alberta Court  of Appeal, the Court of Queen’s Bench and the Provincial Court of Alberta. He also is a frequent speaker at condominium-focused events, both publicly as well as privately at client locations.

Our People

About Hugh Willis

Hugh Willis prides himself on providing efficient and practical advice to his clients in addition to his ability to communicate complex legal issues in plain language.

Hugh was called to the Alberta bar in 2005. He is a graduate of the University of Alberta Faculty of Law, class of 2004. In 2000, Hugh completed his undergraduate degree  at the University of Calgary Department of Economics, where he graduated with Dean’s List standing.

Hugh is actively involved in the legal community and participates with the Canadian Bar Association and Edmonton Community Legal Center. He regularly presents or chairs seminars on legal topics for such organizations as the Canadian Bar Association, Legal Education Society of Alberta, Edmonton Community Legal Center, Catholic Social Services, and the Canadian Condominium Institute (North Alberta Chapter) among others. He frequently presents in house seminars to clients when requested or when there are major developments in a related area of law.

Hugh has also appeared before the Alberta Court of Appeal, the Court of Queen’s Bench, and the Provincial Court of Alberta.

Professional Memberships

  • Member, Law Society of Alberta
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association

Volunteer Activities

  • Past Co-Chair, Canadian Condominium Institute
  • Canadian Bar Association Alberta Law Conference Organizing Committee
  • Past Executive Member CBA Privacy Subsection for Northern Alberta
  • Secretary for the CBA Immigration Subsection for Northern Alberta
  • Immigration Volunteer, Edmonton Community Legal Center
  • Volunteer, Civil Claims Duty Counsel, Provincial Court of Alberta

Publications/Presentations

  • Variety of topics relating to Condominium Law
  • For a full list of Hugh’s presentations and publications, click here

About Melissa L. Stappler

Melissa was called to the Alberta Bar in 2004, after attaining her Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Alberta in 2003.  Prior to attending law school, Melissa graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree (with distinction, English major) from the University of Lethbridge in 2000.

Before she joined Willis Law, Melissa dedicated the majority of her practice to representing Indigenous clients pursuing claims for damages suffered while at church- and government-run Indian residential schools.  In her role as advocate, Melissa worked collaboratively and effectively with adjudicators and government representatives in a quasi-judicial process to achieve fair and reconciliatory resolutions for individuals who suffered childhood physical and sexual abuse.

Professional Memberships

  • Member, Law Society of Alberta
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Foundation of Administrative Justice

Volunteer Activities

  • Past Director and Vice-Chair, Sustainable Food Edmonton