McLennan Ross Practice Groups and Individuals Recognized by Chambers Canada 2022

Please join us in congratulating the McLennan Ross Practice Groups and individual lawyers who have been recognized by Chambers Canada 2022.

After conducting extensive research, including client interviews, awards are presented to firms to celebrate their achievements and developments, taking into account impressive strategic growth and distinguished client service.

Individual lawyers are ranked in their practice area(s) based on their legal knowledge and experience, their ability, their effectiveness, and their client service.

Congratulations to the following practice groups:

Employment and Labour – Alberta, Band 1; Nationwide, Band 2

General Business Law – Northern Canada and Arctic, Band 2

Environment – Nationwide, Band 4

Congratulations to following lawyers for their individual recognition (from

Dave Ross, Q.C. – Senior Statesperson (Employment & Labour - Alberta)

Dave is a hugely influential figure in the field of labour relations in Alberta and continues to provide high-level strategic advice to employers on matters involving unions, such as collective bargaining and certifications. He has a proven track record acting for both provincial and federal clients.

Damon Bailey, Q.C.  – Band 2 (Employment & Labour - Alberta)

Damon is well respected for his labour relations practice, often advising on collective bargaining matters, union certifications and unfair practice complaints. Based in Calgary, he also acts for non-unionised employers on contract drafting and wrongful dismissals. His experience covers all levels of the Alberta courts as well as the labour relations boards. Clients affirm that he is “Hes incredibly knowledgeable and extremely practical.

Tim Mitchell – Band 2 (Employment & Labour - Alberta)

Tim is a leading Calgary-based lawyer who maintains a very notable practice in labour relations. He is best known for his abilities in interest arbitrations, collective bargaining agreements and human rights disputes. One client said: “Tim really is one of the most practical lawyers youll ever speak with. He is outstanding.Hes a very strong employment and labour lawyer.

Tom Ross, Q.C. – Band 2 (Employment & Labour - Alberta)

Tom is a distinguished lawyer who is known for his strength in advising employers on labour relations strategy. Based in Calgary, he is frequently active on union certification matters as well as advising on issues of employment legislation.

Chris Lane, Q.C. – Band 3 (Employment & Labour - Alberta)

Chris has wide-ranging expertise in the field of labour relations and extensive experience handling union certification applications. He is also noted as a leading management-side lawyer for wrongful dismissal and collective bargaining matters.

Don Dear, Q.C. – Band 4 (Litigation: General Commercial - Alberta)

Chair of the litigation practice, Don is particularly recognised by sources for his employment and insurance disputes expertise. Based in Calgary, he also has experience representing clients in construction and professional liability lawsuits.

Jim Lebo, Q.C., FCIArb  – Band 4 (Litigation: General Commercial - Alberta)

Jim attracts praise for his handling of construction disputes from his base in Calgary. He also offers strength in oil and gas, securities, and product liability litigation.

Ron Kruhlak, Q.C.– Band 2 (Environment - Nationwide)

Ron has broad-ranging environmental law expertise encompassing remediation and Water Act proceedings. He has additional experience helping clients to obtain regulatory approval for various mining and energy projects.

Gavin Fitch, Q.C. – Band 3 (Environment - Nationwide)

Gavin maintains a strong practice in Alberta, regularly assisting with permitting issues and environmental assessments. He also represents clients in litigious proceedings, including appeals. Clients are impressed with his ability to distil complex issues and advocate them on our behalf to regulatory bodies.

Doug Evanchuk – Band 3 (Transportation: Rail & Road – Nationwide)

Doug provides commercial and regulatory assistance to numerous clients in the rail and road industries.
Clients say, “He has good insight and I think hes a great lawyer.

Ed Gullberg – Band 3 (General Business Law – Northern Canada and Arctic)

Ed operates a long-standing commercial and construction practice throughout Nunavut and the Northwest Territories. Based in the firm's Yellowknife office, he has notable experience representing clients from the energy and transportation sectors.