Robert L. Duke, KC

Associate Counsel | Edmonton


Portrait of Robert L. Duke


Robert Duke is a veteran personal injury lawyer with decades of experience in civil litigation matters. He has been recognized by in the legal community for his expertise in the law and exemplary client service. Over the course of his career, Bob has built trusted relationships within the health care industry and brings that credibility to his role in strategic negotiations with insurance companies.

Bob has extensive experience at the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta and the Court of Appeal of Alberta and with Judicial Dispute Resolutions and Mediations.

Bob frequently lectures for the Legal Education Society of Alberta and involved with the Civil Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association.

Bob is an active member of his community, and has held a number of prominent positions.

Professional achievements & leadership

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada - Personal Injury Litigation, 2006 - 2024
  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Personal Injury Law, 2013 - 2020, 2022 - 2024; Medical Negligence, 2015, 2017
  • Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers in Canada – Personal Injury Litigation, 2011, 2020
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, 2012
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rated Lawyer, 2013
  • Recipient, University of Alberta Alumni Recognition Award, 2007
  • King’s Counsel (appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1990)

Notable matters

  • West Edmonton Mall roller coaster inquiry
  • Code inquiry into the failure of the Principal Group

Community involvement

  • Former Special Counsel, Health Law Institute
  • Former Director, YMCA Edmonton
  • Former President, Edmonton Husky Track and Field Association
  • Former Director, Sherwood Park Minor Baseball
  • Former Counsel, Baseball Alberta
  • Former Member, Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Edmonton
  • Former Chairman, Glenrose Hospital Foundation

Professional memberships

  • Law Society of Alberta
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Alberta Civil Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Association of Trial Lawyers


    • LL.B., University of Alberta, 1970
    • B.A. (history), University of Alberta, 1969