"Building and redefining families with compassionate and practical advocacy."

- Alex MacNab

Alex MacNab

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.

Contact Alex

  Contact Family Assistant Cora Simion

  Contact Fertility Assistant Laura Krauss


  • Dalhousie University Law School, LL.B., 2003
  • Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador, B.A., 1999

Bar Call

  • Newfoundland: 2004
  • Alberta: 2006
Moe Hannah LLP

Client safety is important to Moe Hannah and so is client service. The health of our staff and clients is our top priority.  If clients and counsel prefer to work remotely during this difficult time, options exist for us to provide this service. Moe Hannah is able to do “virtual” non face-to-face meeting through internet conferencing.  We can do virtual consultations, mediation, or mediation/arbitration.
We can make it easy!
We will email a link for the conference to each person. The only requirement is internet access and a device suitable for the conference, ideally a camera and microphone.  Some people just use their cell phones. 
If you have any questions, please call or email us to talk about how we can make this work. 
We can still meet at Moe Hannah LLP for those people that would prefer to personally attend.  Everyone entering our office will be screened in accordance with the latest Alberta Health Guidelines. 
Our lawyers and assistants are set up to work remotely and we will continue mediation, mediation/arbitration and client meetings using Teams Video Conferencing, as well as our regular telephone conferencing.
Consider Alternative Dispute Resolution
The Courts have announced that they are limiting access to urgent family law mattes. In light of this, parties may want to consider the mediation/arbitration process.  Please get in touch with your lawyer and/or assistant if you have any questions regarding your matter.
We look forward to working with you and helping you move forward during this difficult time.