Jeffrey
B.
Champion
, QC

Jeff is a partner at Bishop & McKenzie. His practice is centered on insurance and professional negligence claims. He has extensive experience appearing before all levels of courts in Canada, including the Supreme Court of Canada.

  • Federal Court of Canada
  • Tax Court of Canada
  • Alberta Court of Appeal
  • Court of Appeal of the Northwest Territories
  • Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta
  • Supreme Court of the Northwest Territories
  • Provincial Court of Alberta

Consistently listed by Lexpert as a leading practitioner, Jeff has authored numerous publications about the law, most notably on evidentiary issues and the doctrine of informed consent in the medical/legal context.

  • Informed Consent or Compromised Consent? Walking the Fine Line, 1 R.M.C.M.C. No. 12, February 2000
  • When Enough May Not Be Enough: Informed Consent and Patient Communication, 2 A.M.C.H.C. No. 8, March 2001
  • The Use of Discovery Read Ins at Trial, ACTLA Rediscovering Discoveries, Calgary and Edmonton, March 2005
  • The Use of Discovery Read Ins at Trial, The Barrister, December, 2006
  • Examinations in Chief and the Preparation of Witnesses in Civil Cases: A Review of How To Do Them Well and Ethical Issues That Can Arise, Alberta Civil Trial Lawyers Association, Trial Preparation Seminars Edmonton and Calgary, March 2012
  • How Much are the Keepers Swinging the Gate? Recent Appellate Decisions on the Role and Use of Expert Witnesses in Canada, Alberta Civil Trial Lawyers Association, October, 2015
  • Work In Progress:
    Drawing Adverse Inferences: The Dog That Didn’t Bark

With his experience in complex and multi-jurisdictional lawsuits, Jeff has been an invited speaker at numerous medical and legal conferences, and for professional, business and service organizations that include the Canadian Bar Association, the Legal Education Society of Alberta, and the University of Alberta School of Business. He is a past lecturer for the Canadian Centre for Professional Legal Education, Alberta’s Bar Admission Course, and the Faculty of Law at the University of Alberta.

In the community, Jeff’s administrative and counseling activities include various positions with his church. He runs, plays basketball and hockey, and is a husband and father of five — plus grandfather to an ever-expanding junior generation.

Jeff has received the AV rating, the highest Peer Review Rating available from Martindale-Hubble.

Bar Admission: 
1985, Alberta Bar
2005, North West Territories Bar
Education: 
BA, 1980, Brigham Young University
LLB,1984, University of Alberta
Appointments: 
2008, Appointed QC
Professional Affiliations: 
Member of the Law Society of Alberta
Member of the American Association for Justice (formerly the American Trial Lawyers Association)