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Roderick A. McLennan, Q.C., Partner

  Office:   Edmonton
  Direct Line:   780.482.9201
  Practice Area(s):   Commercial Litigation, Construction, Professional Liability, Media
  Law School:   University of Alberta
  Bar Admission(s): Alberta (1959), Northwest Territories (1961)

A senior partner in McLennan Ross, Rod is respected as one of the province’s most experienced counsel.

The diversity of the legal problems and issues with which Rod has been involved is far-reaching. His extensive experience in criminal and civil litigation, in both private and public law cases, at all levels of the Canadian court system, is well-known and respected throughout the province and beyond. He is frequently called upon to advise governments on constitutional and litigious matters.

Rod lectured for a number of years at the University of Alberta, Faculty of Law in advocacy. He also has major commercial exposure in land development in both Canada and the United States. Rod’s commercial exposure, coupled with over 40 years of practice in the courts, enable him to extend to his clients the valuable benefit of his mature judgment.

In 1974 Rod was appointed Queen’s Counsel and in 1985 was made a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.


  • LL.B., University of Alberta  
  • B.A., University of Alberta

Awards and Recognition

  • Leading practitioner - Corporate Commercial Litigation, Director/Office Liability, Securities Litigation and Professional Liability Law, Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory
  • Edmonton Alternative Dispute Resolution Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers 2013
  • Edmonton Legal Malpractice Law Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers 2012
  • 100 Most Creative Lawyers in Canada - most creative corporate litigator in Alberta, Lexpert
  • Recognized as one of the Country's top 25 litigators, Lexpert
  • Leader in the field of Dispute Resolution, Chambers Global 2013
  • Leading business lawyer - Commercial Litigation, Who's Who Legal
  • Chairman, Second Quadrennial Judicial Compensation and Benefits Commission of Canada
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Recognized in Lexpert/American Lawyer's Guide to Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada and in the UK's International Who's Who of Business Lawyers
  • Recognized in the areas of Alternative Dispute Resolution, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Construction Law, Corporate and Commercial Litigation, Director and Officer Liability, Insurance Law, International Arbitration, Legal Malpractice Law, Natural Resources Law, Personal Injury Litigation, Product Liability Law and Securities Law, Best Lawyers Canada
  • AV Preeminent peer review rating, Martindale-Hubbell (Martindale-Hubbell's highest rating)


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