Richard is an experienced civil litigator having appeared before all levels of Court in Alberta. He is also practiced with both arbitrations and mediations and has conducted municipal property tax appeals before Composite and Local Assessment Review Boards. In addition, Richard has appeared before various administrative boards and tribunals. Richard’s practice focuses on the following areas of law:

  • Civil Litigation
  • Builders’ Liens and Construction Litigation
  • Defaults and Collections
  • Debtor/Creditor Disputes and Creditors’ Rights
  • Employment Litigation
  • Administrative Law (Private and Public)
  • Commercial Property Tax
  • Defamation
  • Professional Negligence
  • Fraud
  • Intellectual Property
  • Directors’ and Officers’ Liability
  • Estates Litigation
  • Wills

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.