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Education

University of Calgary, B.A. (Honours, First Class)
University of Calgary, M.A.
University of Alberta, J.D. (with Distinction)

Bar Admissions

Alberta, 2017

Michael is a litigator whose clients appreciate his thoughtful, candid, and thorough advice.

Michael acts for a range of clients including professional regulatory organizations, municipalities and public bodies, employers and employees, and media outlets. He approaches his work with a keen eye for detail and a practical sensibility.

Michael provides advice in the area of Municipal Tax Assessment for municipalities throughout Alberta. He has appeared as primary and secondary counsel at hearings before Assessment Review Boards and the Land and Property Rights Tribunal in matters related to tax assessment. Michael is a member of the Association of Canadian Assessors’ Counsel.

Michael works with organizations that regulate and govern various professions. His work includes prosecuting discipline matters and acting as independent legal counsel to disciplinary tribunals.

Michael practices Employment Law, working with both employers and employees. He helps clients resolve disputes including wrongful termination suits and other claims related to employment. This includes Human Rights matters that arise within employment relationships. In addition, he assists employer clients in preparing policies and documents related to human resources.

Michael also carries on a general litigation practice and has represented private and public sector clients in a range of civil matters, including in the areas of media law and defamation, breach and contract, negligence, and commercial disputes.

Prior to joining RMRF Michael clerked at the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench and worked as a writing fellow during law school at the University of Alberta. He has appeared before all levels of court in Alberta and various administrative tribunals and boards in Alberta.

Education

University of Calgary, B.A. (Honours, First Class)
University of Calgary, M.A.
University of Alberta, J.D. (with Distinction)

Bar Admission

Alberta, 2017

Awards


Judges’ Bronze Medal in Law, 2016


Valedictorian, Class of 2016


Dean’s List (2013 – 2016)


Hon. C.D. O’Brien Scholarship, 2016 (for leadership, advocacy, and academic achievement)