Lawyer Biography


Tania graduated from the University of Alberta in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science (Psychology Specialization with distinction) from the University of Alberta, achieving Dean’s Honour Roll in all four years of her program. In 2016 she graduated from the University of Alberta Law School, where she again achieved a Dean’s List ranking. During both her undergraduate and law school studies Tania won a number of grants and scholarships for academic achievement.

While at law school Tania served variously as a Day Leader, Summer Caseworker and the Criminal Law Project Coordinator for Student Legal Services. Tania also served as a contributor and Co-Editor to the Alberta Law Review. Throughout her schooling she was an active volunteer in our community working with such organizations as the Youth Restorative Action Project, Peer Support Centre (University of Alberta, Student Union) and Covenant Health.

Tania completed her articling requirements with DDSG, joining us as an Associate lawyer in 2017. She conducts both both criminal trial and appeal work for matters such as:

Tania can be contacted by calling our Edmonton office or at tshapka@dsscrimlaw.com.