Academy Member Inducted 2023

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Michael Hokanson, K.C., Arbitrator & Mediator, Calgary, Alberta.

Michael Hokanson, K.C.

HMC Lawyers LLP
#1000 903 8th Ave SW
Calgary, AB T2P 0P7
Tel: (403) 261-3331
Website: www.hmclawyers.com
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Recognized to Alberta Chapter for:
Civil/Commercial Mediation & Arbitration

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  • Practice Commenced: 10
  • Total Mediations (as of Feb 2023): 250
  • Total Arbitrations (as of Feb 2023): 25
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Biographical

Mike is a formally trained mediator and arbitrator with an extensive educational background in Alternative Dispute Resolution.  He has his Chartered Designations in both mediation and arbitration representing the highest credentials available in Canada.

ADR is an unregulated field.  Anyone can label him or herself as a “mediator” or “arbitrator but few have taken formal training in ADR.  Mike’s training in conjunction with his diverse experience as an experienced litigator allows him the creativity to apply a number of different approaches to dispute resolution based on what the parties want, and what the situation calls for. 

Mike has extensive experience with a broad array of disputes with particular interest in the following subject areas:

  • Corporate and Commercial disputes
  • Construction
  • Personal Injury
  • Family Law and Estate Litigation
  • Employment Law
  • Professional Liability and Malpractice

Mike was a former member of the Assurance Fund Adjudications (Finance) Committee and the Conduct Committee at the Law Society of Alberta.  Mike is a former executive member of the Board of Directors of the ADR Institute of Alberta.  He currently is on the Board of Directors at Calgary Legal Guidance where he sits on the Executive and Governance Committees.  He was appointed King’s Counsel (formerly Queen’s Counsel) in 2022.

 


Case Experience

  • Aboriginal
  • Accounting
  • Agricultural
  • Architecture
  • Arts & Fashion Sector
  • Automotive
  • Aviation
  • Banking & Finance
  • Business Dissolution
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial/Business
  • Competition Act
  • Condominiums/Strata
  • Construction
  • Consumer Rights
  • Contract Disputes
  • Copyrights
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Disability Claims
  • Discrimination
  • Divorce (High Asset)
  • E-Commerce
  • Education
  • Elder Abuse
  • Employment
  • Energy Sector (Oil/Gas/Nuclear)
  • Engineering
  • Entertainment
  • Environmental
  • Estates & Trusts
  • Family Businesses
  • Forestry
  • Franchise
  • Government/Municipalities
  • Health Care
  • Human Rights Act
  • Industrial
  • Information Technology
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International
  • Internet
  • Labour/Unions
  • Land Use/Planning
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Libel & Slander
  • Media & Communications
  • Medical Devices
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Military
  • Mining
  • Natural Disasters
  • Nursing Homes
  • Partnerships
  • Personal Injury
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Police
  • Postal
  • Premises Liability
  • Probate
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Fees
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Railroad & Trucking
  • Real Estate
  • Securities
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Sports
  • Telecommunications
  • Torts
  • Trademarks/Patents
  • Transportation
  • Unfair Competition
  • Utilities
  • Workplace Rights
  • Wrongful Death
  • Wrongful Dismissal

Education

  • LL. B 1997, University of Saskatchewan
  • Alberta Bar Admission, 1999
  • Certificate in Attuned Communication in Dispute Resolution--Alberta Arbitration & Mediation Society (AAMS), 2011
  • Certificate in Integrative Negotiation--ADRIA, 2012
  • Certificate in Arbitration--ADR Institute of Alberta (ADRIA), 2013
  • Certificate in Facilitative Mediation--ADRIA, 2013
  • Q. Med designation--ADR Institute of Canada (ADRIC), 2014
  • Q. Arb Designation--ADRIA, 2015 
  • C. Med Designation--ADRIA, 2016
  • C. Arb Designation--ADRIA , 2017
  • Certificate in Adjudication 2022
  • Queen’s Counsel appointment 2022 (now King’s Counsel)
  • Induction into the Canadian Academy of Distinguished Neutrals 2023

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Law Society of Alberta
  • ADRIA
  • ADRIC
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Alberta Family Mediation Society

Rates Information

For 2023 I'm charging $495.00 per hour for ADR services plus GST and disbursements.  If travel is required I will charge half my rate for travel time.


Language Skills

English

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