A Spotlight on Mr Charles Osuji, a Dual Qualified Attorney:Nigeria and Canada

A Spotlight on Mr Charles Osuji, a Dual Qualified Attorney:Nigeria and Canada

Charles Osuji is a multi-award-winning lawyer and the CEO of Calgary’s Osuji & Smith law firm.

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He was chosen as one of Calgary’s Top 40 Under 40 and one of the top 25 Most Influential Lawyers in Canada.

From law school in Nigeria to law firm CEO in Calgary, Charles’ meteoric rise to the top has been swift—only seven short years—earning him a LEXPERT Rising Star recognition for Canada’s Leading Lawyers Under 40. With over 45 local and national recognitions and awards in the last few years, he is now leading one of the fastest growing mid-sized law firms in Calgary. At an age when most lawyers are busy learning their craft, Charles is doing that plus ensuring he is providing mentoring and leadership for his staff of associate lawyers, legal assistants, and articling students.

Graduating at the top of his class with his Bachelor of Laws (LLB, magna cum laude) from Imo State University started it all. In 2010, he was called to the Nigerian Bar after graduating with honours with a Barrister-at-Law (BL). In 2014, he had the privilege of articling at Osuji & Smith (then Smith Law Office) and was admitted to the Alberta Bar. Only two years later, he became a Partner in the firm, and in 2017, he became the sole owner of Osuji & Smith.

Charles’ fast journey to success is proof of his dedication to helping clients achieve a resolution to their matters through quick, cost-effective, and thoughtful negotiation, mediation, and litigation. Responsive communication, practical legal advice, and thoroughness are priorities in his practice, which includes employment law, family law, real estate, litigation, business law, personal injury, wills and estates, and foreclosures.

“Charles is extremely clear with his advice. Every time he takes on a case, he gives a part of himself and his heart. He is honest and works very hard to add value to his clients’ lives. His client reviews speak for themselves”
Giving Back
Being a lawyer in Calgary after starting his law career in Nigeria has allowed Charles the privilege of combining his passion for law with his enthusiasm for mentorship and leadership within Calgary’s newcomer population.

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Outside of his practice, Charles spends his time mentoring other young professionals, running a free legal clinic that primarily serves Calgary’s newcomer population, and volunteering with his church. He also enjoys being with family and friends, playing piano, playing and watching soccer and other sports, and reading.

Under Charles’ leadership, Osuji & Smith has won:

2021 Top Choice of Business Law Services in Calgary 2021;
2022 Top Choice of Business Law Services in Calgary;
2021 Best Business in Canada by Canadian Business Review Board;
2022 Best Business in Canada by Canadian Business Review Board
2021 Best Employment Lawyers in Calgary;
2022 Best Employment Lawyers in Calgary;
2021 Best Real Estate Lawyers in Calgary;
2022 Best Real Estate Lawyers in Calgary;
2021 Best Family Lawyers in Calgary;
2022 Best Family Lawyers in Calgary;
2021 Best Divorce Lawyers in Calgary; and
2022 Best Divorce Lawyers in Calgary.


VOLUNTEER GROUPS
Mentor for Calgary Region Immigrant Employment Council (CRIEC)
CRIEC Board of Directors
Mentor through Calgary Catholic Immigration Society (CCIS)
Calgary Immigrant Women Association
Founding Ambassador with United Way, Calgary
Alberta Legal Aid
Alberta Law Society Lawyer Referral Service
Igbo Cultural Association of Calgary
Mustard Seed (through CRIEC)
Habitat for Humanity (through CRIEC)
Elizabeth Fry Society
Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre

MEDIA
Charles has been featured by multiple news outlets, including:

Lawyers’ Daily
Canadian Lawyer Magazine
The Sprawl
IAF Canada
Digital Journal
CityNews
Afro X TV
660 News
OMNI TV
Global News

Catch UP Media

Practice Areas

Employment Law
Family Law
Real Estate
Litigation
Business Law
Personal Injury
Wills and Estates
Foreclosures


Lawyer of the Month is published Monthly by Peter Ndubuisi Akpu Esq, a Nigerian lawyer, Script writer, blogger and law firm/Attorney Marketing Specialist

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