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Extensive ADR, business, and legal experience.

Jim has mediated or arbitrated more than 700 disputes involving commercial, industrial, public & residential construction, professional negligence, franchise agreements, fatalities/disability/serious injury, employment, corporate dissolution, debt, shareholder agreements, trusts, tenancy, disability, insurance, industrial land sales, government contracts, fires, pipelines, municipal subdivision, petroleum/coal exploration & development rights and other matters.

He is a Chartered Mediator and Chartered Arbitrator, has been President of the Alberta Arbitration and Mediation Society, and is a Director of the ADR Institute of Canada. He is on the mediation rosters of the Provincial Court, the General Insurance OmbudService, the Alberta Land Surveyors Association, and the AER. He is on the arbitration rosters of the Canadian Transportation Agency, the Better Business Bureau, the Alberta New Home Warranty Program, the AIT Alberta Bid Protest Panel, an Oil Sands Dispute Review Committee, and Chair of three NEB Pipeline Arbitration Committees.

Mr McCartney has been counsel to, and a director of, EIG Ltd since 2005 and became Chair of the Board in 2009.

A lawyer for 40 years, Jim practiced civil litigation involving commercial and tort law at all court levels.

He maintains professional liability insurance and regularly attends and presents at continuing education courses.

Location

  • 3026 5 Street, SW
    Calgary, AB T2S 2C4
    Canada

Languages

  • English

Bar Admissions

  • Alberta, Law Society of Alberta

Affiliations

  • ADR Institute of Alberta - Past President
  • ADR Institute of Canada - Director at large
  • Law Society of Alberta - Member
  • Western Canada Commercial Arbitration Society - Director

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2023 - Alternative Dispute Resolution

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution, Calgary, Canada (2023)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2023 for work in:

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution

Special Focus

  • Arbitration
  • Construction
  • Mediation

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