Michael Donaldson

Lawson Lundell - Alberta


Brookfield Place
225-6th Avenue S.W. , Suite 1100
Calgary, AB, T2P 1N2

+1 403 218 7535

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Mike has practiced energy, commercial, and securities litigation and commercial arbitration in Calgary for over 20 years. He has extensive experience with claims in Alberta’s electricity, petrochemical, oil & gas, and pulp & paper industries. Mike has appeared as counsel before all Alberta Courts, the Federal Court and Federal Court of Appeal, the Supreme Court of Canada, and the Alberta and B.C. Securities Commissions, as well as in dozens of private commercial arbitrations. He has been counsel in over 100 reported cases, including several landmark cases that have helped to define the boundaries between the courts and arbitration panels in commercial disputes. 

In addition to maintaining a busy practice, Mike has taught effective writing, legal drafting and written advocacy courses to lawyers and business people in law firms, industry, government and regulatory bodies. He has also published several articles in Canadian and US law journals. Mike holds an LLM from Columbia Law School where he was a James Kent Scholar in 2017. 

Mike is also recognised by Best Lawyers in Canada, Lexpert, Chambers Canada for his litigation, and arbitration, and appellate advocacy work. 


Updated March 2022