ADR Chambers: Panel Members

Virginia M. May, LL.B., Q.Arb., Q.C.

Virginia May is a mediator and arbitrator with ADR Chambers.

Virginia’s areas of expertise include professional negligence, medical malpractice, insurance, real estate, employment, commercial, education, family, First Nations, hospitals/health, estates & wills, landlord/tenant, libel and slander, oil and gas, and workplace disputes.

Virginia is a Small Claims Court mediator with the Government of Alberta and a Chair of Service Alberta Appeal panels for hearings arising under the Fair Trading Act related to business licensing disputes. She was an elected Bencher with the Law Society of Alberta for eight years where she was a panel member and Chair of discipline hearing panels. Prior to starting her career as a neutral, she practiced in Calgary as a civil litigator for 27 years; 14 years at Burnet Duckworth and Palmer, and 13 years with May Jensen Shawa and Solomon where she was a founding partner. The firm is now known as JSS Barristers.

Virginia completed a B.A. Hons. in History at the University of London, England and her LL.B. at the University of Calgary Law School. She was admitted to the Alberta Bar in 1981. In 1996 she completed mediation training with the Harvard Mediation Program and in 2014 completed arbitration training through the ADR Institute of Canada.

Virginia resides in Calgary, Alberta and in Kelowna, British Columbia for part of the year and is willing to travel.
Booking Information

Home City:

Calgary, Alberta

Virginia M. May is willing to travel


Neutral Evaluation
Private Appeal
Fairness Monitoring


   Partnership Disputes
   Collection / Debtors
   Competition Law

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

   Personal Injury
   Professional Liability
   Medical Malpractice
   Product Liability

   Estate & Wills
   Hospitals/Health Industry
   Landlord / Tenant
   Libel & Slander
   Oil & Gas
   First Nations

Real Estate
   Condominium Issues
   Land Use/Planning
   General Real Estate Transactions

To book Virginia M. May
1 800 856 5154