Bruce Churchill- Smith, Q.C.


Carrying out wide ranging litigation practices with emphasis on personal injury, professional negligence, products liability, commercial litigation, and class actions, Bruce Churchill-Smith KC was a senior partner at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG). His appearance at all levels of Court in Alberta, the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal of British Columbia, the Supreme Court of the Yukon and the Federal Court of Canada illustrates his vast experience and dedicated service to Canadians.

With over 2, 400 mediations, acting as mediator in many of those cases, mediation has become the main focus of his practice, leading to his developed approach providing parties with the opportunity to determine their own creative and acceptable resolutions to a dispute.

His Special designations:

  • Recognised by the Best Lawyers in Canada 2019 edition (and since 2014) in Insurance Law and
  • Personal Injury Litigation.
  • Recognised in the 2019 edition of Benchmark Canada – The Definitive Guide in Canada’s
  • Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys (Commercial, Insurance, Product Liability – Litigation).
  • Recognised in the 2019 edition (and since 2011) of Who’s Who Legal: Canada.
  • Insurance and Re-Insurance.

Continuing Legal Education

  • The Advanced Mediation Civil Litigation program delivered by the Continuing Legal Education
  • Society of British Columbia.
  • Seminars through the Legal Education Society of Alberta related to mediations and JDRs also
  • known as Judicial Dispute Resolution.
  • His extensive career continues to mentor in areas of instruction, such as:
  • Sessional Instructor – Interviewing, Negotiation, and Counselling course, Faculty of Law at the
  • University of Calgary.
  • Mediation from an Insurance Adjuster’s Perspective, Alberta Association of Insurance Adjusters.
  • Negotiating Seminar Workshop for Insurance Institute of Southern Alberta.
  • Preparing for and the Role of Counsel in a Mediation, Canadian Bar Association.