A respected civil litigation lawyer, Robb Beeman’s first goal is to help people and find solutions to their problems. Known for integrity, common sense, and skill in dispute resolution, he likes nothing more than to help his clients find their way. He sees a client’s end goal and determines the best way to get them there.
Robb represents companies, public-sector organizations, and individuals in employment, commercial, and regulatory disputes. He thoughtfully guides his clients through judicial dispute resolution, private mediation, and arbitration.
His extensive litigation practice ranges from complex commercial litigation, including defending class-action lawsuits and significant oil and gas disputes, to representing members of the RCMP. He also represents police facing Police Act, RCMP disciplinary and criminal proceedings.
After practising for almost four decades, Robb definitely knows his way around a courtroom. He puts his clients at ease with his significant track record of courtroom success and experience.
He conducted the two longest jury trials in Alberta history and has appeared before all Alberta courts, as well as the Federal Court of Canada and the Supreme Court of Canada. He has been counsel to the Federal Department of Justice and various administrative tribunals, royal commissions, and public inquiries.
Robb is a true people person, a great listener, and an excellent communicator. He feels the best part of his job is the variety, where every file is unique and every day is a different experience. Robb truly cares about his clients and doesn’t lose sight that there is a person at the end of every case.
Active in litigation and advocacy education, Robb has lectured for the Legal Education Society of Alberta, the Canadian Bar Association, the Federal Department of Justice, and various police agencies. In addition, he keeps his clients informed and up to date on issues by conducting seminars and training programs to help them avoid and resolve litigation.
He leads the Community Initiative Committee at McLennan Ross which is involved in numerous community activities, including working with the Mustard Seed Drop-In Centre, a non-profit organization that has been caring for individuals experiencing homelessness and poverty since 1984.
Robb was also on the board of the Special Olympics for many years and has been involved in the ski community for most of his life. He was the president of the Banff Alpine Racers, on the Board and served as Chair of Alberta Alpine, and is actively involved in the community as a race director for the Banff Winterstart Run, which has raised more than $500,000 for amateur athletics in the Bow Valley.