With a focus on settlement and the best interests of the family, Alex helps his clients minimize conflict and avoid costly prolonged court battles. He is known for his bright and practical approach and for helping clients reach solutions that ultimately allow them to move forward with their lives.
Alex has extensive training and experience in interest-based negotiation, mediation and arbitration. He offers creative solutions for clients in a way that best fits their needs whether that be through lawyer-assisted negotiation, mediation or arbitration , with litigation as the method of last resort.
Alex also specializes in reproductive law and is well-known for helping families with third party assisted reproductive techniques including donor egg, donor sperm, traditional and gestational surrogacy, as well as adoption.
Alex’s legal career began in 2004 in Newfoundland and Labrador where he practiced with the Legal Aid Commission in Labrador. Alex gained experience in the areas of criminal defense and family law, appearing regularly in both the Provincial and Supreme Courts.
Upon arriving in Alberta in 2006, Alex worked with Alberta Justice Civil Litigation – Family Law representing the Director of Child and Youth Services. He gained litigation experience in Alberta at both the Provincial Court and Court of Queen’s Bench.
Alex’s educational background includes a Law Degree from Dalhousie University Law School, and a BA from Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Alex volunteered as a board member with the Children’s Legal and Education Resource Centre from 2004 until 2013. He currently volunteer’s with Generations of Hope Fertility Assistance Fund and is a member of the executive of Canadian Bar Association, Family Section.