Christopher J. Dawson joined McCuaig Desrochers LLP as an associate in 2014 after completing his articles in Victoria, British Columbia. Chris became a Partner at the firm in January of 2020. Chris has a wide-ranging litigation practice, with his primary areas of interest being family law, civil litigation, employment law, administrative law, estate litigation, professional negligence, and construction law. Chris is a member of the Bar in Alberta and was called to the Bar in British Columbia.
Chris completed a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Alberta, a Masters Degree in History at the University of Victoria, and received his Juris Doctor from the University of Saskatchewan. Chris’ Master’s thesis focused on modern Egyptian history and, while working on his thesis, he lived in Cairo for several months.
Chris is currently a member of the Canadian Bar Association’s Family Law, Civil Litigation, and Construction Law sections in Alberta and is the former Chair of the Canadian Bar Association’s Real Property Law (Northern Alberta) Section. Chris is currently a member of the Canadian Bar Association’s (Northern Alberta) family law and civil litigation sections’ executive committees. Chris also volunteers as an evening clinic lawyer with the Edmonton Community Legal Centre (ECLC).