• Resource development, regulation, energy

    Ron Kruhlak, Q.C.

    Practice focuses on energy, environmental and construction projects and the disputes
    that can surround them

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OFFICE: Edmonton

DIRECT LINE: 780.482.9226


      Energy, Environmental & Regulatory


LAW SCHOOL: University of Alberta

BAR ADMISSIONS: Alberta (1984), Northwest Territories (2004)

Assistant: Bernice Walton

Assistant Phone: 780.482.9296

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Ron’s legal practice focuses on resource development applications and commercial disputes. His experience is focused on energy, environmental and construction-related projects and conflicts. He regularly appears before a variety of tribunals and courts in Alberta and elsewhere in Canada.

Ron acts for industry and governments on a wide variety of litigation and administrative hearings on environmental and regulatory issues. He also defends environmental prosecutions and provides strategic advice to corporations involved in stakeholder issues and enforcement proceedings. He has acted in many contaminated site disputes and redevelopment issues involving contaminated sites.

Ron advises contractors and owners on a variety of construction disputes . He has also acted in a number of commercial arbitrations and mediations involving energy, regulatory and construction disputes.

Awards and Recognition:

  • Leading Practitioner - Environmental Law, Lexpert Leading Canadian Lawyers
  • The Legal 500 Canada, 2021: recognized as a leading individual lawyer in the area of Environmental Law
  • Edmonton Lawyer of the Year - Aboriginal Law, Best Lawyers® in Canada, 2020
  • Leading Practitioner, Lexpert Leading Canadian Lawyers in Environmental Law, 2020
  • Construction Law, Energy Regulatory Law, Environmental Law, Aboriginal Law, and Transportation Law, Best Lawyers® in Canada, 2006 - 2022
  • 2017 Distinguished Attorney, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Environmental Law, 2016 and 2020 Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada
  • Environment Law, Oil & Gas Law and Transportation Law, Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory
  • Environmental Law, Chambers Canada 2021 - 2022
  • Edmonton Construction Law Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers® in Canada
  • Environmental Law, Chambers Global
  • Environmental Law, Who’s Who Legal Canada
  • Queen’s Counsel, 2012
  • Alberta Emerald Foundation Award for Youth

Professional Associations, Affiliations and Community Activities:

  • Past President, Alberta Chamber of Resources
  • Member, Western Canada Commercial Arbitration Society
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Canadian Centre for Environmental Arbitration and Mediation
  • Member, The Edmonton Legal Forum
  • Past Director, Regional Board of the Nature Conservancy of Canada
  • Past Director and Chair, Alberta Emerald Foundation
  • Past Director and President, Environmental Law Centre
  • Past Director, Edmonton Bar Association
  • Past President, Crestwood Community League
  • Represented the City of Calgary in one of the largest contaminated site disputes in Alberta.
  • Acted on behalf of oil sands operators with respect to environmental prosecutions.
  • Counsel on behalf of proponents for mining, electricity, and oil and gas applications.
  • Associate General Counsel to the Commissioner of the Public Inquiry into policing of the Blood Indian Tribe.
  • Acted as counsel in construction arbitrations with respect to changes in soil conditions, changes in scope of work, changes in design, and public/private partnership disputes.
  • Acted on behalf of plant owner in negligence action against geotechnical engineering firm in a cooling pond failure.
  • Acted on behalf of power generation corporations with respect to business interruption claims and power purchase agreement disputes.
  • Member of an arbitration tribunal for a construction dispute between EPC contractor and power plant owner.


  • "Top 5 Issues in Key Areas of Law Impacting Construction: Environmental Law", Osgoode Construction Law Program


  • "Cocktails and Conversations: Contaminated Sites", McLennan Ross Seminar


  • "Contaminated Sites: The Real Law", McLennan Ross Webinar


  • "Environmental Issues in Project Development", Construction Super Conference, Canadian Institute


  • “Environmental Enforcement: Trends, Response Plans and Prevention”, Canadian Bar Association - Construction Section
  • “The Joint Review Process for the Enbridge Northern Gateway Project”, Canadian Bar Association - Aboriginal Law Section

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