Litigation lawyer, mediator and arbitrator. Main professional interests are commercial and large loss litigation/ADR, administrative or public law litigation/ADR, and professional regulation. Extensive experience in corporate, commercial, energy industry, administrative law and professional negligence disputes. Experienced legal counsel in courts, administrative tribunals, arbitration and mediation. Lengthy adjudication experience as administrative tribunal panelist, and experienced acting as arbitrator or mediator.
Member of the Alberta Bar, and continuously in active practice, since 1986. Appointed Queen's Counsel (Alberta, Canada), 2006. Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (London) since 2013.
Past President of the Law Society of Alberta. Former Bencher of the Law Society of Alberta. Extensive experience chairing policy and operational committees in Law Society service, including Executive Committee, Conduct Committee, Credentials and Education Committee, Finance Committee, and numerous adjudicative panels. Board Member of the Alberta Law Reform Institute. Member of the Rules of Court Committee (Alberta).
Education: LL.B. (University of Toronto, 1984). LL.M. (Cambridge University, 1985). Also completed the following coursework:
- Mediation Skills Training Certificate, Northwestern University
- Fellowship Training and Award Writing, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
- Symposium for Chief Elected and Chief Executive Officers, American Society of Association Executives
- Governance training, Law Society of Alberta
- Adjudication and Decision Writing training, Law Society of Alberta
Frequent speaker in conferences regarding dispute resolution, litigation risk management, and evidence/procedure.
Listed in Benchmark and Best Lawyers.