Michael’s practice focuses on construction law, professional and product liability claims, and commercial disputes, including negligence and breach of contract claims.
Michael represents owners, general contractors and subcontractors in various construction law matters including builders’ liens, deficiency claims, and contractual interpretation issues. He has also represented debtors, receivers and creditors in a wide range of insolvency matters. Michael has represented clients in the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta, the Provincial Court of Alberta, and in mediations and arbitrations.
Michael regularly volunteers his time for Pro Bono Alberta through the Queen’s Bench Amicus and the Civil Claims Duty Counsel projects. Michael also acts as a Mentor to law students at the University of Calgary.
As a law student, Michael participated in competitive moots and received the award for Best Oral Advocate at the Harold G. Fox Intellectual Property Moot. During his studies, Michael worked as a research assistant for the late Gerald Gall, Q.C. and for the Energy Legal Services department at Alberta Justice.