Valerie Prather's practice focuses on professional negligence and administrative law. She has appeared before various administrative tribunals, the Court of Queen's Bench and the Court of Appeal of Alberta.
Valerie's professional negligence practice concentrates on representing physicians before the courts when they are sued for medical negligence. In addition, she provides assistance to physicians in dealing with professional conduct issues before the College of Physicians and Surgeons and various hospital administrative tribunals. She is a frequent lecturer at the University of Calgary Medical School as well as at Grand Rounds and medical conferences on medico-legal matters.
In addition to her practice, Valerie is actively involved in the Moot Court program at the University of Calgary Law School and teaches advocacy to practising lawyers through the Advocates' Society.
In 2013, Valerie was named a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. She was also the recipient of the Women in Law Leadership Award for Leadership in Private Practice. In 2016, she was appointed as Queen's Counsel.