Ken Bailey is counsel in the firm’s Edmonton office and has practised civil and commercial litigation throughout Western Canada for more than 40 years. One of Alberta’s most respected litigators, his practice includes commercial, construction, product liability, professional liability, environmental, and insurance defense work as well as pursuing subrogation rights on behalf of insurers. His practice also includes business services litigation. A sought after arbitrator, Ken’s experience in this area covers a wide variety of commercial disputes. Most recently, he was arbitrator on a multi-million dollar construction dispute between a municipality and an international building contractor which involved claims of delay, impact costs, and acceleration. Ken also participated as a member of an arbitration panel hearing for a multi-million dollar construction and insurance related dispute, arising from the construction of an Alberta oil sands extraction and processing facility. Having obtained his LL.B. (1966) from the University of Alberta, he was called to the Alberta (1967), Northwest Territories (1979) and Nunavut (2002) Bars, and appointed a Q.C. in 1987.

In 1995, Ken was inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. This honour recognized his national reputation as a civil litigator.

In 2017, Ken received the “Lawyer of the Year” recognition in the 2017 Edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada! He received the highest ratings this year from his peers, making him the only lawyer to receive this recognition in his practice area and metropolitan region. Ken is also listed in the 2017 Lexpert® Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-border Litigation Lawyers in Canada.

The Lawyer Monthly Legal Awards 2017 has recognised Ken Bailey as Product Liability Defence  Lawyer of the Year in Canada.

Professional Activities

  • Member, Canadian Defence Lawyers
  • Member, Defence Research Institute
  • Director and Secretary, Western Canada Commercial Arbitration Society
  • Advocacy Advisor, Supreme Court Advocacy Institute


  • Governor, Edmonton Eskimo Football Club
  • Past Director and President, Edmonton Eskimo Football Club
  • Former Director, Edmonton Economic Development Authority
  • Former Director and Chairman, Edmonton Convention Authority