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Stephen is a co-chair of the employment practice group. He provides trusted advice to clients on a wide range of labour and employment issues. His practice covers all aspects of the employment relations from hiring to firing. He prides himself on providing practical answers to complicated questions.

Stephen has advised clients on a range of human resource matters including employment contracts, workplace policies, grievances and arbitrations, employee discipline, and terminations. He has provided strategic advice to vendors and purchasers of businesses in Alberta in order to manage transactional employee issues. He has acted as counsel in litigation concerning wrongful dismissal, human rights, employment standards, and labour arbitrations. He has represented individuals, small business, large national corporations and everything in between.

He also has a broad range of experience in other areas of practice including health law, creditor’s rights, and commercial litigation. He has appeared in all levels of court in Alberta and the Federal Court of Canada. He also frequently appears at the Alberta Labour Relations Board.

Stephen enjoys writing about legal developments. He also likes public speaking and snaps up every opportunity to talk at client seminars, lunch n learns, podcasts, webinars, etc.

Stephen graduated from the University of Calgary with a BA (Honours) in Psychology in 2004. He graduated from the University of Calgary with an LLB in 2006 and was called to the Bar in Alberta in 2007.

During his studies at the U of C, he worked summers and part-time for Citizenship and Immigration Canada at the border crossings of Coutts, Alberta and the Calgary International Airport. He also worked for the Federal Department of Justice assisting prosecutors with large drug prosecutions.


  • University of Calgary (BA Psychology, 2004)
  • University of Calgary (LLB, 2006)