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Denis A. Ram is an award-winning lawyer and community advocate with deep roots in Calgary. He’s won numerous national and international awards, including winning first place in the International Iron Tech Lawyer Competition (based out of Washington, DC) and first place in every category in the National Davies Corporate Securities Moot Law Competition (based out of Toronto, ON).
While Denis maintains a general litigation practice (commercial and civil); he also practices employment, business, family, and criminal law. Prior to joining Shim Law, Denis articled at Calgary’s oldest “Big Law” firm, practising commercial and civil litigation, banking and finance, and insurance defence. Before entering law, Denis worked in business development, then journalism and communications.
In Denis’ free time, he runs a nonprofit legal tech startup he founded that automates legal complaints to increase access to justice. From this, and while previously working in-house as Legal Counsel and Business Development Manager for a technology company that was named the Top Small Business in Calgary (by the Calgary Chamber of Commerce) during his tenure, Denis also has a depth of knowledge regarding business and technology.
Denis is also an avid volunteer and has sat on or chaired boards and committees focused on antiracism, business advocacy, and other community-led issues, including for the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, the City of Chestermere, and others. He was also previously the President of the Energy Law Club of Alberta, a long-time volunteer with Hull Child and Family Services, and a political candidate in the last provincial election.
For Denis’ passionate work for legal justice and community advocacy, he has also been featured in many national and local news stories and podcasts, including Canadian Lawyer Magazine, CBC News, Global News, CTV News, the Canadian Bar Association’s National Magazine, Livewire Calgary, and Question de Preuve.
When not working, you’ll likely find Denis either boxing, playing hockey, or going on long walks with his fiancé and their rescue dog.