Michael Oxman LL.B., Associate

Michael's practice focuses in the areas of commercial litigation and construction law. He has represented clients in a variety of matters including: building deficiencies, commercial leasing, conspiracy and secret commissions, corporate oppression, and insurance disputes. Michael has appeared in Provincial Court, the Court of Queen's Bench, 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 recent 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 Calgary Bar Association

Member of the Canadian Bar Association

Member of the Advocates Society

    Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Acted for clients in disputes involving major building envelope deficiencies.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Acted for oilfield services companies in builders' lien disputes.

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

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