I graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Arts degree (Major: Political Science) in 1985 and a Bachelor of Laws degree in 1988. I articled at Bennett Jones and was called to the bar in 1989. I continued to work at Bennett Jones until June 1998, at which time I left to join Duncan and Craig LLP.
Presently, I am a partner at Duncan Craig LLP and hold a position on the firm management committee. Over the past 31 years, I have practised in all areas of general and commercial litigation including contractual disputes, shareholders disputes, construction law, professional malpractice actions, product liability claims, commercial tenancy disputes, and wrongful dismissal. I have represented clients before dozens of different administrative and professional tribunals as well as in the Provincial Court, Court of Queen’s Bench and Court of Appeal of Alberta; Federal Court of Appeal and Trial Division; the Nunavut Court of Justice; the Supreme Court of Yukon; and the Supreme Court of Canada (Leave Applications only). I also possess extensive experience as counsel in numerous arbitrations, meditations and alternative dispute resolutions.
I have lectured at the University of Alberta, Faculty of Extension; Legal Education Society of Alberta; Bar Admission Course (guest lecturer); Canadian Bar Association Mid-Winter Meetings; Canadian Bar Association Subsections; Canadian Defence Lawyers; University of Windsor Law School and to private industry. I also have the honour of been recognized by my peers in the 2019 and 2020 Edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada for Corporate and Commercial Litigation.
I am a former member of the Royal Alexandra Hospital Board of Ethics, the St. Stephen’s College Ethics Review Board and the St. Thomas More Lawyers Guild. Presently, I sit on the board of the Edmonton People in Need Housing Society and the Frank J Flaman Charity Board.