Colin was born and raised in Lethbridge, Alberta, has earned a BA (Hons) from the University of Lethbridge, and went on to obtain a J.D. from the University of Western Ontario. Colin joined the firm in 2015 and was called to the bar in 2016. Colin’s practice is primarily focused on civil litigation, including estate and family litigation.
Colin’s practice is primarily comprised of civil litigation, with a focus on contractual, commercial and corporate disputes, along with estate and family litigation. Colin also carries on a practice in the areas of residential real estate and debtor/creditor law.
From his experience with the firm, Colin appreciates that his clients often come to him at one of the most stressful times in their lives and that a central part of his job is acting as a guide through the resolution process. To do this, Colin strives to demystify complex and arcane legal problems to allow each client to fully appreciate their situation and the potential paths to resolution. For most disputes, the fastest and most cost-effective path to resolution is negotiation and it for this reason that Colin favours taking a collaborative approach whenever possible. However, Colin does have significant litigation experience should negotiations not prove fruitful. He has appeared at all three levels of Court in Alberta and has ran two week long trials to date.
Colin serves on the Board of the Lethbridge Housing Authority, which provides affordable housing in the community, and the Board of the Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden. In his personal time, Colin enjoys golf, science fiction novels, and playing needlessly convoluted board games.