Born and raised in Edmonton, Dan Stachnik has been practicing law for over 38 years and has been with Miller Thomson throughout his legal career. He practices civil litigation in commercial, construction, occupational health and safety, and employer-employee matters, including human rights. His work in general civil and commercial litigation includes shareholder disputes and wrongful dismissal actions. Dan is retained to assist in all aspects of the investigation and defence of occupational health and safety matters and has been involved in over 100 OHS cases. He has appeared at all levels of court and the Human Rights Commission.
Dan is legal counsel to the Alberta Wall and Ceiling Bureau and acts for a number of companies in the construction, manufacturing, and oil and gas industries. He completed an arbitration course through the Arbitration and Mediation Program at the University of Alberta.
Professional achievements & leadership
- Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Occupational Health & Safety, 2018
- The Best Lawyers in Canada – Corporate and Commercial Litigation, 2014-2019
- Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers in Canada – Corporate and Commercial Litigation, 2018
- Appointed Queen’s Counsel, 2000
- Presenter at CACE conferences and at the Canadian Bar Association
- Member, Law Society of Alberta
- Member, Canadian Bar Association, Civil, Construction, and Employment Law Sections
- Member of the Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers (CACE)
Bar admissions & education
- Alberta Bar, 1978
- LL.B., University of Alberta, 1977
- B.A. (Political Science, with distinction), University of Alberta, 1973
Miller Thomson lawyers recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2019
In the just released 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada, 144 Miller Thomson lawyers from across the country have been recognized for their expertise in 47 areas of law. This includes 6 lawyers who were awarded “Lawyer of the Year” in...
Miller Thomson recognized in 2018 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory
In the recently released 2018 edition of the Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory, 90 Miller Thomson lawyers across 35 areas of law have been recognized for their industry-leading advisory expertise. These rankings are the culmination of an extensive annual peer review process...
Miller Thomson lawyers recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2017
126 Miller Thomson lawyers from across the country and in numerous areas of law have been recognized for their expertise in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada. This result is up from 122 lawyers ranked last year....
A record 122 Miller Thomson lawyers recognized in 2016 Best Lawyers in Canada
Miller Thomson lawyers from across the country were today recognized in The Best Lawyers® in Canada 2016. A total of 122 lawyers across various areas of law were recognized for their industry expertise—up from 107 last year. Miller Thomson is...
Miller Thomson recognized in 2014 Best Lawyers in Canada
We are pleased to announce that 80 Miller Thomson lawyers have been recognized in the 2014 edition of Best Lawyers in Canada (this is 15 more lawyers than last year). Seventeen lawyers are new to the list. Additionally, the following lawyers from...
Dan Stachnik speaks at the 8th Annual CACE Conference (Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers) on Occupational Health & Safety.
Daniel Stachnik speaks on “Precedent Setting Case: Review of the Luka Saga” for the Canadian Bar Association.
Larry Bertuzzi and Dan Stachnik speak at the Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers at its Annual Conference in Chicago on September 12
Edmonton Occupational Health and Safety Seminar: What All Employers Need To Know
Tom Duke, Jill Wilkie and Dan Stachnik host a complimentary breakfast seminar on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. This seminar will focus on recent changes to the Occupational Health & Safety Act and the Workers Compensation Act. Date: Tuesday, May 15,...
Edmonton Construction Seminar – Update
This seminar focuses on: Claims Avoidance Contract Drafting and Risk Management Workplace Health and Safety, and Workplace Conduct Date: Wednesday, March 23, 2016 Time: 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Breakfast and Registration, 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Presentation Location: Holiday...
Calgary Construction Seminar
This seminar focuses on: Claims Avoidance Contract Drafting and Risk Management Workplace Health and Safety, and Workplace Conduct Date:Wednesday, March 16, 2016 Time: 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Breakfast and Registration, 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Presentation Location: Calgary Petroleum...
2012 Construction Update
Miller Thomson’s Edmonton Construction Group hosts a breakfast seminar, “2012 Construction Update.”
Risk Mitigation for the Modern Workplace: From Cloud Commuting to Challenges on the Ground
Construction Update 2010
Miller Thomson’s Edmonton Office hosts a Construction Update 2010 breakfast seminar.
Recent Developments in Labour & Employment Law
Miller Thomson’s Edmonton Office hosts an Executive breakfast seminar discussing “Recent Developments in Labour & Employment Law.”
The Edmonton Office is hosting an Executive Breakfast Seminar on “Recent Developments in Labour and Employment Law” on November 12
Tom Duke, Dan Stachnik and Jill Wilkie are hosting an Occupational Health and Safety seminar on the topic, “What All Employers Need to Know” in Edmonton, AB on May 15th, 2018. A similar seminar will be presented by Laura Mensch,...
Airtight Drug and Alcohol Policies Can Protect Employers in Safety-Sensitive Work Environments from Possible Discrimination Claims
A recent decision from the Supreme Court of Canada (“SCC”) has ended a lengthy saga and is good news for employers wishing to enforce drug- and alcohol-related policies in safety-sensitive work environments. In Stewart v. Elk Valley Coal Corp., a...
BiCoastal Seafoods sold to Seven Seas Fish Co.
Counsel to BiCoastal Seafoods