About Me

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When disputes arise, even simple matters can quickly become complex and potentially even more difficult to resolve as time goes on.  I work hard to make sure your legal dispute is resolved quickly and with the best possible outcomes.

Not knowing your legal rights and obligations, and/or a lack of understanding of the framework involved in resolving disputes, can easily make matters overwhelming. A timely, reasoned, and informed approach to conflict resolution is needed.

I am a seasoned professional and a compassionate person who takes a common-sense approach to dispute resolution. Building trust with my clients is a key imperative – as is respectful communication. I represent individuals and parties in disputes that range from comparatively simple issues to the most complex of disagreements. I work closely with clients to ensure that their interests are best represented.

I will help you navigate your way through the complexities of law with practical guidance and sound advice. My breadth of litigation experience and knowledge has given me a deep understanding of your needs in what is often a stressful and difficult time. I am committed to achieving the most successful and cost-effective solutions for your legal issues.

Education:           University of Winnipeg, BSc, 1980

University of Manitoba, LLB, 1983

Admitted to Alberta Bar 1985

Affiliations:         Member of Law Society of Alberta, Canadian Bar Association, Calgary Bar Association, Alberta Civil Trial Lawyers Association, Alberta Chito Kai Association, Alberta Chito Ryu Karate Association

Areas of Practice:

Passions, Performances, and Dime Store Philosophies


The proud father of two children, I take absolute delight in the pleasure and the pain of parenting.


My very brief career with Cirque du Soleil, and even briefer career as a model, was wildly applauded within my family.  While I was not entirely convinced of their sincerity I continue to choose to accept the face value of their words.

Dime Store Philosophies:

“”The ultimate aim of karate lies not in victory or defeat but in the perfection of the character of its participants.” As teacher and student of the martial arts, I try to live by these words.

“Have the wisdom to know what is right and the courage to do what is right” – a constant challenge in life.

“Engage in random acts of kindness” – if love does not make the world go around then maybe kindness does.

“Try to find the truth in whatever anyone tells you” – not all truths are self evident. Work hard to understand others.

“If you cannot change reality then change your perception of reality” – the secret of maturity.

“The secret of life is measured by the intensity in which you enjoy the relationships around you” – life is short, live to love.

Have a legal matter you need help with?

Contact me to discuss your legal issue and how we can find the best possible outcome for you.