Richard joined Parlee McLaws as an associate in 2020 after completing his Articles with the firm.

Richard is a member of the Intellectual Property and Wills & Estates practice groups at Parlee McLaws and is currently training to become a Trademark Agent. Richard’s Intellectual Property practice centers around trademarks and copyrights where he has experience with trademark prosecution, trademark opposition proceedings, Section 45 trademark expungement proceedings, IP licensing, assignment and non-disclosure agreements, as well as copyright registrations, enforcement and online brand protection.

Richard’s Wills & Estates practice focuses on the preparation and drafting of Estate Planning documents, probating Wills and assisting his clients with the distribution of estate funds.

Prior to starting his legal career, Richard received Bachelor of Commerce (Distinction) from the University of Alberta where he studied Natural Resources, Energy and the Environment and Business Economics & Law. He is also a proud alumnus of the UofA Golden Bears Track and Field team where he primarily competed as a sprinter.

Professional Activities

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association


  • ATCO Aboriginal Law Bursary (2018)
  • L.E. Lee Ahlstrom, QC Bursary for Aboriginal Students in Law (2017)
  • Thomas Maccagno Memorial Award (2016)
  • Rupertsland Scholarship (2015)
  • Sherritt Coal Scholarship in Business (2015)
  • The Alberta School of Business Scholarship in Natural Resources, Energy and Environment (2015)
  • Academic All-Canadian (2013, 2014, 2015)
  • Jason Land Scholarship (2016, 2015, 2014, 2013)
  • Lac La Biche County Agricultural Scholarship (2015, 2016)
  • Indspire Aboriginal Scholarship and Bursary (2012, 2012, 2014)
  • Jimmie Condon Athletic Scholarship (2012, 2013)
  • Legends of Gold Athletic Scholarship (2012)
  • Earl and Countess Wessex-Edmonton 2001 World Championship in Athletics Scholarship (2012)
  • Alexander Rutherford Scholarship (2012)
  • Northern Lights School Division No. 69 Aboriginal Achievement Scholarship (2012)