Hal is a mediator and arbitrator with extensive experience in civil and commercial matters. His areas of expertise include all areas of insurance and employment as well as personal injury, medical negligence, labour relations, wrongful dismissals, partnership disputes, transportation, construction, environmental and sports-related disputes.
Hal is highly recognized for his experience in law and has appeared on many occasions before the Court of Appeal, the Supreme Court of Canada and the Federal Court of Canada. He has adjudicated and written decisions under the Canada Labour Code, lectured for the Legal Education Society, Canadian Bar Association Program, Law Students Bar Admission Course and University of Alberta, and has taught week-long seminars on trial advocacy.
Hal earned his LL.B. from the University of Alberta and was called to the bar in 1963. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1976. Hal is a member of the Law Society of Alberta and has been a member of the Law Societies of Northwest Territories, Yukon Territory, and Nunavut Territory. Hal received mediation training and advanced mediation training through the Stitt Feld Handy Group and University of Windsor Law School.
Hal resides in Edmonton, Alberta and is available to travel.