, QC

Phil is counsel and litigator at Bishop & McKenzie. His practice covers civil trial and appeal work, with an emphasis on construction litigation; major personal injury and wrongful death litigation; and insurance matters including professional errors and omissions, and coverage opinions. Phil also does administrative board work and advises on municipal law.

His clients include lawyers, doctors, accountants, corporate executives and other people of every description who are in need of legal services.

Since 1985, Phil has held the position of diocesan solicitor for the Anglican Diocese of Edmonton. He served as bencher of the Law Society of Alberta in the 1990s, and is a past member of several Law Society of Alberta committees.

Phil often shares his experience via presentations to other lawyers on matters of legal ethics, practice management and municipal law.

A former professional pipe organist, he still tickles the ivories for relaxation. He also water-skis, and snow skis downhill and cross-country. A devotee of travel, Phil has explored many reaches of the globe, from north of the Arctic Circle, to the Cape of Good Hope. He often indulges his love for cycling during his trips, setting himself such challenges as circumnavigating the big island of Hawaii. Phil is married and the father of two adult children.

Bar Admission: 
1970, Alberta Bar
1980, Northwest Territories Bar
BA, 1966, University of Alberta
LLB, 1969, University of Alberta
1988, Appointed QC
Professional Affiliations: 
Member of the Law Society of Alberta
Member of the Law Society of the Northwest Territories
Member of the Alberta Expropriation Association
Member of the Alberta Municipal Legal Advisors Association
Member of the Honorable Order of the Blue Goose