Robert Curtis has more than four decades of general litigation experience, including commercial litigation, contractual disputes, complex matrimonial issues, testamentary capacity and estate disputes, foreclosure, bankruptcy, insolvency, and professional malpractice. While a wise old Barrister once gave him the sage advice that has become his motto, “A settling lawyer is a successful lawyer”, Rob has a reputation as a tenacious advocate. He has conducted many trials on behalf of individuals and institutions, and argued appeals through to the Supreme Court of Canada.
Rob was admitted to the Alberta Bar in 1974, having obtained his B.A. at McGill University and his LL.B. at the University of Alberta. He was awarded many scholarships and prizes during his academic career, was Case Notes Editor of the Alberta Law Review, and elected as the Law Representative to General Faculty Council. He has been a sessional instructor teaching evidence at the University of Alberta Faculty of Law, and has served the Canadian Bar Association in many capacities, including membership on the National Executive and Planning Committees.
Since 1980, Rob has also been a member of the Northwest Territories Bar. In 2000, he was appointed Queen’s Counsel in Alberta. When not practicing law he can frequently be found in his workshop or watching eagles and seals on Vancouver Island.