Fred, a Calgary native, is counsel in the Calgary office of McLennan Ross. His practice focuses on major civil litigation including corporate (shareholders) disputes, construction law, oil and gas disputes, estate litigation and major personal injury.
Fred has over 20 years experience in aboriginal law, including development and land claims matters and has acted as both counsel for First Nations throughout Western Canada and for the Department of Justice (Canada) and Department of Indian Affairs. In the past his practice has included criminal prosecution and defence, including major conspiracies and wiretap prosecution.
Fred was appointed as a Queen's Counsel by the Government of Alberta in 2006 and elected as a Bencher of the Law Society of Alberta in 2008.
Fred is an instructor for a Bar Admission Course. He is past president of the Edworthy Park Heritage Society, where, in 2003, he won the Calgary Award for Environmental Excellence.
- LL.B., University of Alberta
- B.S.c (Honours), University of Calgary
Awards and Recognition
- Bencher of the Law Society of Alberta
- Appointed Queen's Counsel, 2006
Associations and Affiliations
- Elected Bencher of the Law Society of Alberta, 2008
- Access to Justice Committee
- Conduct Committee
- Practice Review Committee
- Professional Responsibility Committee
- Member, Calgary Bar Association
- Past member, City of Calgary Aboriginal Urban Affairs Committee
- Past member, The Law Society of Alberta Practice Review Committee
- Past member, The Law Society of Alberta Code of Professional Conduct Committee
Community and Volunteer Activities
- Director, The Ranche at Fish Creek Historical Restoration Society
- Past Director and Chair, Legal Aid Society of Alberta
- Past President, Edworthy Park Heritage Society