Michael Oxman LL.B., Associate

Michael's practice focuses in the areas of construction law and commercial litigation. He has represented clients in a variety of matters including: building deficiencies, building envelope disputes, construction mismanagement and cost overruns, commercial leasing, conspiracy and secret commissions, corporate oppression, and insurance disputes. Michael has appeared in Provincial Court, the Court of Queen's Bench, the Court of Appeal, and has represented clients in negotiations and mediations.

In addition to representing clients, Michael regularly publishes articles for the Canadian College of Construction Lawyers Legal Update and CanLii Connects. His articles have discussed legal decisions involving wrap-up coverage, whole agreement clauses, civil procedure under the Alberta Rules of Court, the jurisdiction of arbitrators, and professional liability of engineers.

After receiving a bachelor's degree in psychology, with distinction, Michael graduated from the University of Victoria co-operative education program. He then articled with the Alberta Court of Queen's Bench, to the Honourable Madam Justice K.M. Eidsvik, and completed his articles with Rose LLP.

Professional Affiliations

Member of the Law Society of Alberta

Member of the CBA National Construction and Infrastructure Law Section – Young Lawyers Subcommittee

Member of the Calgary Bar Association

Member of the Canadian Bar Association

Member of the Advocates Society

    Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Part of legal team working on behalf of an owner in a major oil sands construction arbitration. Primary responsibilities included preparing of witness statements and drafting arbitration submissions.
  • Acted for clients in disputes involving major building envelope deficiencies.
  • Represented property managers on a variety of commercial leasing disputes.
  • Acted for or assisted in representation of insurers on a variety of property loss, professional liability and personal injury claims.
  • Part of legal team for an owner in major industrial construction arbitration. Primary responsibilities related to legal research into the jurisdiction of arbitrators, document production, and limitation of actions.
  • Assisted in representation of oilfield services provider in claim involving allegations of conspiracy, overcharging and secret commissions, resulting in negotiated resolution.
  • Counsel to owners in claims involving cost-overruns and mismanagement of construction projects.
  • Co-counsel representing of regional distributor of residential and commercial construction products in a corporate oppression and wrongful termination dispute, resulting in successful resolution at mediation.
  • Acted for oilfield services companies in builders' lien disputes.

Construction Law Letter (Volume 35 – Number 5 – May/June 2019): A Brief Summary of Construction Warranties in Canada (co-author with Phil Scheibel)

Canadian College of Construction Lawyers Legal Update: Wrap-Up Coverage: Policy Pitfalls (L.U.C. #128) & Whole agreement clauses: Clear contractual terms for the assignment of risks (L.U.C. #140)

Co-author of The Retainer and Instruction of an Accident Reconstruction Expert (ACTLA Seminar – March 2014)

CanLii Connects: commentary on various recent cases including court procedure, the jurisdiction of arbitrators and liability of engineers

Community Involvement

  • Calgary Drug Treatment Court (CDTC) – Board of Directors
  • Mount Pleasant Community Association – member

Contact Information

403 776 0517

Year of Call

2013 (Alberta)


University of Victoria, LL.B., 2012

University of Alberta, B.A. Psychology (With Distinction), 2006