Francis is a partner with Bishop & McKenzie LLP. His law practice is primarily devoted to civil litigation in the areas of commercial and residential foreclosures, secured realization and estate litigation. However, he also calls on his skills a solicitor in the areas of commercial business transactions, including commercial real estate.

In addition, Francis acts for clients seeking estate planning, and assistance with dependant adult matters. He is a Trust and Estate Practitioner (TEP), as designated by the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners Canada.

Francis acts as a solicitor and board member for a number of religious and non-profit organizations. He is an arbitrator for the Commissions for Adjudication of Lutheran Church-Canada, has been a mediator/reconciler for the Alberta/British Columbia District of Lutheran Church-Canada, as well as for Ambassadors of Reconciliation and Peacemaker Ministries.

He lectures internationally (Canada, the United States and Australia) on a variety of topics including conflict coaching, conflict resolution and communication skills for mediators. Francis has also presented the Foreclosure Fundamentals course through the Legal Education Society of Alberta (LESA) in 2017.

Francis has a red belt in taekwondo, plays blues guitar, and likes to camp, hike and bike with his wife and two daughters.

Bar Admission: 
1997, Alberta Bar
BA, 1987, University of Calgary
B.Ed. (With Distinction), 1990, University of Calgary
LLB, 1996, University of Calgary Associate Diplomas in Speech, University of Toronto and Mount Royal University
Professional Affiliations: 
Member of the Law Society of Alberta
Member of the Canadian Bar Association
Member of the Canadian Bar Association’s Foreclosure, and Wills and Estates sections
Member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners Canada
Member of the Canadian Tax Foundation