ADR Chambers: Panel Members

Harold W. Veale, Q.C.

Mr. Veale is a member of ADR Chambers, Western Region. ADR Chambers is an Alternative Dispute Resolution Group which offers ADR services in the form of Mediations, Arbitrations, Neutral Evaluations, Mini-Trials, Med-Arbs, and Private Arbitration Appeals from Arbitration Awards and Trial Judgments.


1961 - University of Alberta Bachelor of Arts
1962 - University of Alberta - Bachelor of Laws, awarded Morris and Naomi Shoctor Memorial Prize in 3rd year law.

Activities at University
  • Law Representative
  • Students Council
  • Member Gold Key Society
  • Winner Hugill Cup
  • University of Alberta Debating Championship
  • Member McGoun Cup Debating Team (Inter-varsity)


Barrister and Solicitor
1963 - Called to Alberta Bar
1967 - Called to Northwest Territories Bar
1971 - Called to Yukon Territory Bar
1976 - Appointed Queen's Counsel
1999 - Called to Nunavut Territory Bar

Member Law Societies of Alberta, Northwest Territories, Yukon Territory, Nunavut Territory, Edmonton Bar Association, Canadian Bar Association, Member of American Trial Lawyer's Association and Alberta Civil Trial Lawyers Association.

  • Recognized by Best Lawyers, Lexpert and Martindale-Hubbell.
  • Extensive experience in all areas of civil litigation (Plaintiff and Defendant); and Prosecutions of Federal Offences; Particular experience in Medical Negligence, Personal Injury and actions for and against Provincial and Federal Governments;
  • Appeared at all levels of trial and appeal in Alberta, Northwest Territories, Yukon Territory; and on several occasions in Supreme Court of Canada and Federal Court of Canada;
  • Counsel on several occasions for Her Majesty the Queen in Provincial and Federal matters, including representation of Provincial and Federal Cabinet Ministers;
  • Counsel for Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation, and Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada in multi million dollar litigation against former officers and directors of Canadian Commercial Bank and Northland Bank;
  • Administrative Law - Counsel for interested parties on judicial inquiries;
  • Counsel for Law Society of Alberta in disciplinary matters;
  • Appearances before Labour Relations Board and other tribunals; Adjudicator under Canada Labour Code
  • Written decisions in Labour Adjudications in March 1980, June 1985 and April 1992.
  • Counsel - Ogilvie and Company, Barristers and Solicitors
  • Legal Education Activities - Lecturer or panel member on several occasions on behalf of Legal Education Society, Canadian Bar Association Programs, Law Students Bar Admission Course, and University of Alberta
  • Instructor - week long Legal Education Society Seminar on Trial Advocacy 1982 to 1990.


  • Member and Acting Chairman Alberta Review Board
  • Former Chairman Provincial Mental Health Review Panels
  • Founding member of Edmonton Medical-Legal Society
  • Past member John Howard Society
  • Past Vice-President Horseman's Benevolent and Protective Association (Alberta Branch)
  • Past Director Royal Glenora Club


Mr. Veale has a certificate in the process of mediation and advanced mediation training from the University of Windsor Law School, which he obtained through the auspices of the Stitt Feld Handy Group, in Toronto, a division of ADR Chambers.

Booking Information

Home City:

Edmonton, Alberta

Harold W. Veale is willing to travel


Private Appeal
Fairness Monitoring


   Partnership Disputes
   Collection / Debtors

   Labour Relations
   Human Rights (inc Discrim.)
   Wrongful/Constructive Dismissals
   Workplace Disputes

   Personal Injury
   Professional Liability
   Medical Malpractice
   Product Liability
   Life & Disability
   Property & Casualty

   Estate & Wills
   Aviation & Air
   Hospitals/Health Industry
   Libel & Slander
   Construction, Engineering and Infrastructure

To book Harold W. Veale
1 800 856 5154