Shayi Xu

Shayi Xu | Calgary Civil Litigation Lawyer | McLEOD LAW


Karan Jones


Admitted to the Alberta Bar, 2009
University of New Brunswick, LL.B., 2008
Memorial University of Newfoundland, B.Comm., (Co-op), 2005


Shayi Xu is a member of our Family Law Group and has practiced exclusively in this area since 2009. She is experienced in litigation and is a qualified mediator and a strong advocate for clients. Shayi is committed to helping clients resolve high conflict situations as effectively and efficiently as possible. Divorce can be very emotional and Shayi strives to be a positive force and make a positive difference for clients.

Shayi is adept with all types of dispute forums, resolution methods and litigation work, including settlement meetings, Mediations, Arbitrations, Questionings, Chambers Applications, Judicial Dispute Resolutions, Domestic Specials, Restraining Hearings and Trials. In addition to assisting clients with coping, managing and resolving their divorce or common-law separation disputes, Shayi also helps to protect clients' interests by assisting them with Pre-nuptial, Cohabitation and/or Post-nuptial Agreements.

During her undergraduate degree and law school, Shayi worked in finance and accounting at an international Oil and Gas company in downtown Calgary. She later articled at a local Calgary law firm with a focus in corporate and civil litigation, and particularly, in insurance defense. Shayi found her passion and calling in Family Law and takes pride in the reward of seeing clients find security and peace of mind.

Shayi is continually expanding her network of exceptional professionals, including financial advisors, psychologists, counsellors, realtors, valuators, to ensure that she is able to provide every possible resource to clients to allow them to find the best options for them - financially and emotionally.

Fluent in Mandarin, Shayi was born in Shanghai, China, raised in St. John’s Newfoundland, and found her home in Calgary. She lives with her husband and is a proud parent to three furkids.

Other Languages

  • Working knowledge of Mandarin Chinese

Professional Associations & Activities

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