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. But since 2005, Adam has focused his practice on divorce and family law because he knows that family disputes are among the most difficult challenges people can face, and he gets great satisfaction in helping his clients obtain the best achievable outcomes.
Adam places great value on working closely with his clients and seeking the best and most cost-effective results. Negotiated resolutions are often preferable, but there are times when litigation is unavoidable. Adam is equally comfortable in the courtroom or in alternative dispute resolution processes such as collaborative law, mediation and arbitration.
Adam’s career as a lawyer spans more than 30 years. A seasoned litigator and negotiator, he has appeared before all levels of court in Alberta, and 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 law practice on Divorce and Family Law.
Adam has honed his skills as a communicator throughout his law career, his previous experiences as a writer for CBC radio and as 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 is a volunteer instructor with CPLED (Canadian Centre for Professional Legal Education), which is 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.
Outside of the legal profession, Adam’s community volunteer work has included leadership roles 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 in 2016 Adam was recognized by Canadian Blood Services for 75 blood donations.