Ogilvie’s litigation group has extensive experience advancing and defending court claims as well as in alternate methods of resolving disputes such as negotiation, mediation and arbitration. The litigation group handles everything from basic disputes to the most complex matters and proceedings. Our lawyers have regularly appeared before all levels of trial and appellate courts in Alberta as well as the Federal and Supreme Courts of Canada, and have acted for both plaintiffs and defendants on a wide variety of matters.

Practice Area of Focus

Our litigation group focus is on achieving solutions that address our client’s needs. Our lawyers apply their experience and expertise in negotiation, mediation and arbitration to avoid the risk and cost inherent in litigation. When litigation is necessary clients can expect Ogilvie’s litigation lawyers to be knowledgeable, well prepared and effective counsel who are committed to assisting our clients to achieve the best possible result in the most efficient and cost-effective method.

Aboriginal Law

We represent First Nation bands and individuals in a variety of legal processes and matters.

Aeronautics (Aviation and Airports)

We represent and advise aeronautic related entities and businesses including airport authorities on issues and disputes relating to aeronautics.


We conduct all aspects of appellate work in respect of appeals before the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta, the Alberta Court of Appeal, the Federal Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada.


We act as counsel or arbitrators/mediators with respect to a broad range of disputes.

Bankruptcy & Insolvency

We act for creditors (secured or otherwise), banks, insolvent businesses or individuals, trustees and receivers in bankruptcy and related proceedings (CCAA).

Boards and Tribunals

We represent and advise businesses and individuals on a broad range of matters and disputes before various administrative boards and tribunals.

Business and Individual Debt Restructuring

We act for businesses, creditors (secured or otherwise), banks, trustees and business or individual debtors in advising them on the process of debt restructuring.

Condominium and Cooperative Law Issues

We represent and advise developers, boards, property managers and owners with respect to condominium and cooperative law issues and disputes.

Contract Disputes

We represent and advise businesses and individuals in all types of contract disputes including contracts related to the sale of businesses, the acquisition of good or services, property or equipment leases and real estate agreements.

Construction Disputes and Builders’ Lien Claims

We represent and advise developers, general contractors, construction managers, contractors, suppliers and trades on disputes involving contractual, bond and Builders’ Lien claims.

Corporate and Commercial Issues and Disputes

We represent and advise businesses, directors and shareholders in all types of corporate and commercial legal disputes including shareholder and director disputes, breach of fiduciary duty claims, oppression claims and disputes arising from non-compete agreements.

Debt Collection and Security Enforcement

We represent and advise creditors and debtors with respect to debt collection claims and the enforcement of security.

range of issues and disputes.


We represent individuals, businesses or other entities in advancing or defending defamation claims.

Director and Officer Liability

We represent and advise businesses and directors on the duties and responsibilities of directors of businesses and other non-profit and public organizations and advance or defend claims in respect of the same.

Employment Issues and Disputes

We represent employers and employees in all types of employment issues and disputes including wrongful dismissal, Employment Standards and Human Rights claims.

Environmental Issues

We represent individuals, businesses and other entities in respect of issues or disputes dealing with environmental regulation.

Estate Litigation

We represent estates, executors, administrators and beneficiaries in claims or disputes involving estates.

Injury Claims

We represent individuals to advance claims to recover damages for people who have suffered serious injuries as a result of negligence including motor vehicle collisions and medical malpractice.

Insurance Matters

We act for individuals, businesses and insurers to address all types of insurance claims and disputes through negotiation, mediation, arbitration or the court process.

Intellectual Property (Trademarks, Copyrights, Patents)

We act for businesses and individuals to enforce or defend their intellectual property rights including copyright, trademark and patent related claims and disputes.

Real Estate Issues and Disputes

We act for owners, builders, landlords, lessors, vendors and purchasers in both commercial and residential real estate matters respecting all types of disputes or issues involving real estate.

Professional Liability

We act for businesses, individuals and professionals to prosecute or defend any professional negligence claims. We also represent professionals in respect of any issues with their employers or their governing authorities.

Regulatory Defence Matters

We represent individuals or businesses who are the subject of Regulatory sanctions or prosecutions.

Schools and Teachers

We represent school boards and teachers in respect of broad range of issues and disputes.

We earn our clients' confidence by
providing the personalized service they
deserve, and have come to expect.