Michael Kirk is an experienced litigator who has worked with multi-national, national and local clients in a wide variety of areas. Michael provides practical and effective legal advice and strategies to assist clients in matters involving product liability defence, construction, insurance defence and contractual matters.

Michael provides pragmatic advice and counsel in a number of areas, including:

  • Product Liability Defence – motor vehicle product liability defence, including class action claims
  • Insurance Defence – handling matters relating to insurance defence
  • Administrative Law – judicial review matters arising from administrative decisions of regulatory bodies
  • Construction Litigation – matters before the court, as well as arbitrations
  • Estate Litigation – involvement in contentious estate matters, requiring court intervention
  • Shareholder Disputes – oppression and related disputes on contentious matters
  • Planning and Development Matters – appeals of development decisions to SDABs, as well as prosecution of expropriation matters

Michael is a sessional lecturer at the University of Alberta Faculty of Law in Trial Advocacy. He is also a member of the Real Estate Council of Alberta hearing tribunal as a Public Member, and the Chair of the St. Albert Subdivision and Development Appeal Board.

Michael was previously senior counsel – litigation for one of Canada’s largest telecommunications company. In that role, he provided efficient and effective legal service to internal clients and to member of the Executive Leadership team, including during a work stoppage.

Michael was also western region counsel for Canada’s largest railway, working as part of the Western Region management team. He also was working with system operations providing legal advice and assistance on claims, security, OH & S, operations and regulatory matters.  Michael was also counsel for a fatality inquiry.

Michael is actively engaged in his community. He is presently the Vice President of the Board of Edmonton Meals on Wheels, and participates in many charitable and volunteer activities serving on boards and volunteering in fundraising and volunteer activities. He was also appointed as a public member to the RECA (Real Estate Council of Alberta) hearing tribunal and has served as a member and is the current Chair of the St. Albert Subdivision and Development Appeal Board.