Adam Singer never planned to be a family lawyer when he began practicing law in 1987. He was a criminal defense lawyer and civil litigator for most of the first two decades of his law career. Since 2005, Adam has focused his practice on divorce and family law because family disputes are among the most difficult challenges people can face and he is devoted to helping his clients achieve the best and most cost-effective outcomes.
Adam works closely with his clients. Usually it is preferable to resolve issues through negotiations, but there are times when court proceedings are necessary. Adam is equally comfortable in the courtroom and in alternative dispute resolution processes such as mediation and arbitration. A seasoned litigator and negotiator, he has appeared before all levels of court in Alberta.
Adam is a highly skilled communicator. He has honed these skills through his law career, his past experiences as a writer for CBC radio and a newspaper and magazine reporter, and a Master’s degree in English.
YEAR OF CALL:
Alberta - 1987
Bachelor of Arts – University of Alberta, 1980
Master of Arts (English) – University of Toronto, 1982
Bachelor of Laws – University of Alberta, 1986
DELF B2 (Diplôme d’Études en Langue Française) – National Ministry of Education (France), 2017
COMMUNITY & PROFESSIONAL INVOLVEMENT:
Adam values the importance of community institutions in people’s lives and has contributed significant time and expertise to various organizations. Within the legal profession, he has served as a volunteer instructor with the Canadian Centre for Professional Legal Education (the Alberta bar admission course), and has been a Legal Clinic Volunteer with YWCA Sheriff King. Adam has served as a Volunteer Lawyer with Calgary Legal Guidance and Student Legal Assistance at the University of Calgary, Editorial Board Member of the Alberta Law Society Newsletter, Vice-Chair of the Canadian Bar Association Calgary Health Law Subsection, and Member of the Canadian Bar Association (Alberta) Task Force on Fault/No Fault Insurance.
As a community volunteer, Adam has served as President of Calgary Jewish Federation, Vice-President of the Calgary Jewish Academy School, and President of Temple B’nai Tikvah Synagogue. He is a regular blood donor, and has made over 90 blood donations to date.