Richard is an experienced civil litigator having appeared before all levels of court in Alberta. His civil litigation practice is primarily focused on the following areas of law:

  • Defaults, Collections, Debtor/Creditor Disputes, Creditors’ Rights and Bankruptcy and Insolvency
  • Employment Litigation
  • Administrative Law with a focus on Environmental Claims and Appeals, Section 534 Claims and Property Tax Appeals
  • Professional Negligence
  • Civil Litigation including Shareholder and Inter Corporate Disputes, Defamation, Builders’ Liens, Construction Litigation and Fraud

Richard works to solve his clients’ civil disputes quickly and efficiently with a diligent eye to detail. He seeks to advance his client’s interests in a cost effective manner while working hard to resolve issues amicably, where possible.

Richard joined Wilson Laycraft in 2015 as an Associate. He completed his Juris Doctor with the University of Calgary in 2013 and has a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations (2009) and Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Philosophy (2009), both from the University of Calgary.



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Juris Doctor – University of Calgary (2013)

B.A. (Hons) – University of Calgary (2009)

B.A. – University of Calgary (2009)


Richard is involved in a number of volunteer capacities both inside and outside the legal profession. Within the legal community, Richard was a former section chair for the Canadian Bar Association, and is Case Law Review (formerly Legislative Review) for the Civil Litigation Section. Richard is also an active volunteer with ASSIST. Outside the legal community, Richard is a member of First Assembly Church and is a Board Member with Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative.

Richard and his wife enjoy back country hiking and cross country skiing. Richard is also an avid basketball player and runner.