Ed is an experienced trial lawyer and is well-regarded for his professional contributions as a lecturer, a Bencher and former President of the Law Society of Alberta, and a Board member for a number of prominent organizations. He applies his extensive knowledge and skills to civil litigation in the areas of aboriginal, commercial employment law and sports law. Ed has been involved with several Alberta sports associations. He has acted as legal counsel for the Canadian Football League Players’ Association for a number of years and in 1990 he was inducted into the University of Alberta Sports Wall of Fame in recognition of his contribution to both university athletics and to the community.

Ed’s experience also extends to the proficient practice of administrative law. He has appeared at all levels of courts in Alberta, The Federal Court, The Federal Court of Appeal, and the Supreme Court of Canada. In 1999 Ed was inducted as a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.

Professional Activities

  • Past Member, Community Research Ethics Board of Alberta (CREBA)
  • Past President, Law Society of Alberta
  • Former Bencher, Law Society of Alberta (1986 to 1993)—continues as an Honorary Bencher
  • Past Chair, Finance, Discipline, Ethics Loss Prevention, Judicial & Insurance Committees, Law Society of Alberta
  • Past Chair of the Review Panel under the provisions of The Mental Health Act (Alberta)
  • Past Chair of the Appeal Panel under the provisions of The Dependent Adults Act (Alberta)
  • Honorary Life Member of the Law Society of Saskatchewan

Ed chaired the Committee that prepared the Code of Professional Conduct for lawyers in Alberta.


  • Past Director of Valour Place Society
  • Past Director, Arthritis Society of Alberta and Northwest Territories
  • Past Director, Alberta Heart Foundation
  • Past Director, James Bell Foundation
  • Past Director, Edmonton Eskimo Alumni Association
  • Past Director, Golden Bear Football Alumni Association

In 2006, Ed was presented with the U of A Alumni Honour Award recognizing his significant contribution to the community and he was inducted into the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame in 2012 in recognition as a Football Builder.