Alice M.L. Wong

Partner | Edmonton


Portrait of Alice M.L.  Wong


Alice Wong practices civil litigation, focusing primarily on construction and insurance litigation. She has appeared before all levels of court in Alberta and the Court of Queen’s Bench in Manitoba, and is experienced in various forms of alternative dispute resolution, including arbitration, judicial dispute resolution, and negotiated settlements.  Alice is fluent in Cantonese.

Alice provides practical advice and counsel in a number of areas:

Civil litigation: complex contractual disputes, torts and negligence claims, occupiers’ liability, personal injury and fatalities, interim orders, and other relief.

Construction: acting for all sides regarding major public infrastructure projects and understanding project administration, contractual interpretation, and disputes involving delay, productivity, cost overruns, and workmanship claims.

Insurance defense: acting for insurers, insurance-related private businesses, and self-insured corporations in their defense of life and disability claims, construction claims, personal injury, property, and product liability.

Alice maintains an active role in the legal community and is the co-chair of the Civil Litigation North section of the Canadian Bar Association.

In addition to judging the University of Alberta Faculty of Law First Year Moots for the past few years, Alice has volunteered as Duty Counsel and Amicus for Pro Bono Canada, a charitable initiative that offers pro bono legal services to litigants.

Professional achievements & leadership

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada – Corporate and Commercial Litigation, 2023-2024
  • Alberta Law Review, 2006-2008
  • Maritime Law Book Prize, First Prize in Professional Responsibility, 2007
  • Golden Key International Honour Society (University of Alberta's top 15% of students)
  • Dean’s List: First Class Honours, 2005
  • Jason Lang Academic Excellence Scholarship, 2005 and 2007
  • Dr. F.P. Galbraith Scholarship, 2001
  • Millar Western Leadership Scholarship, 2001
  • University of Alberta Academic Excellence Scholarship, 2001

Notable matters

  • Counsel on a team acting for the P3 contractor in a $450 million public roadway construction arbitration dispute.
  • Counsel on a team acting for the owner in a $60 million airport construction arbitration dispute.
  • Co-counsel acting for the contractor in a $200 million mining plant construction dispute.
  • Co-counsel acting for the defense in a $15 million personal injury railway claim.

Thought leadership

  • Author, “Owner Discretion in the Tendering Process,” Breaking Ground: MT Construction Law Western Canada, February 12, 2019
  • Author, “The Ins and Outs of Statutory Appeals of Arbitration Decisions,” Breaking Ground: MT Construction Law Western Canada, November 8, 2018.
  • Author, “Recreational Cannabis in the Workplace – Lessons from Workplace Impairment Cases,” Breaking Ground: MT Construction Law Western Canada, June 21, 2018.
  • Co-author, “The Importance of the Standard of Review in Judicial Appeals of Arbitration Awards,” Breaking Ground: MT Construction Law Western Canada, May 31, 2018.
  • Author, “Yukon Court Awards Damages Against the Government for Unfair Bid Evaluation,” Breaking Ground: MT Construction Law Western Canada, January 15, 2018.

Community involvement

  • Volunteer Lawyer, Pro Bono Canada, Queen's Bench Amicus Project
  • Volunteer Lawyer, Pro Bono Canada, Civil Claims Duty Counsel Project
  • Law Student Mentor, Canadian Bar Association
  • Moot Court Judge, University of Alberta Faculty of Law, 2013 and 2016
  • Wills and Estates Speaker, Edmonton Chinese Christian Church, 2013
  • Editor, University of Alberta Canons Law Students Newsletter, 2006-2008
  • Member, Philanthropy Club, 2006 – 2008
  • Volunteer Lawyer, Student Legal Services, 2005 – 2007

Professional memberships

  • Co-Chair, Canadian Bar Association – Civil Litigation North Section
  • Member, Alberta Civil Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member, Law Society of Alberta
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Cantonese

Bar admissions & education

  • Alberta, 2009
  • J.D., University of Alberta, 2008
  • B.Com (honors with distinction), University of Alberta, 2005