Donald J. Wilson: Lawyer with Davis LLP

Donald J. Wilson

Donald J. Wilson is a partner in the Davis LLP Edmonton office.
Partner
Calgary,  AB  Canada
Phone403.296.4470

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Practice Areas

  • Construction Law
  • Employment & Labour Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Human Rights
  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Products Liability Law
  • Regulatory & Administrative Law
  • Commercial Litigation
 
University University of Alberta, B.A., 1980
 
Law SchoolUniversity of Alberta, LL.B., 1987
 
Admitted1988, Alberta
 
Memberships 

Associations
Member, Law Society of Alberta
Member, Canadian Bar Association
Member, Edmonton Bar Association
Member, Alberta Civil Trial Lawyers Association
Coached various levels of youth soccer for 11 years
Coached various levels of youth hockey for 5 years
Coached various levels of youth basketball for 6 years
Previously served as secretary/treasurer, Edmonton Handball League
Previously served as floor hockey coordinator, Alberta Special Olympics

 
LanguagesEnglish
 
Biography

Donald Wilson has extensive experience in civil and administrative litigation at the hearing level, trial and appellate levels, with a particular interest in labour, employment, environmental, administrative, intellectual property, insurance and products liability litigation.

Donald has done extensive work in the employment area including a number of Canada Labour Code and Alberta and Canadian human rights hearings. He has provided opinions and proactive employment advice to employers. He has acted as counsel of record in a number of trials (and appeals) on employment issues including breaches of known safety rules, the application and enforceability of alcohol and drug policies in an industrial context, both at trial before the Alberta Court of Queen's Bench and in a series of labour arbitration cases. He has also litigated the nature and extent of an employer's obligation to accommodate disabled workers.

Donald has also been fortunate to consult with solicitors and other in-house lawyers to develop a variety of proactive methods to assist clients in avoiding litigation. In this process, he has prepared a variety of complex risk analyses for corporate clients.

His practice has also been devoted to a wide range of complex, commercial litigation matters for clients such as North America's largest integrated oil company, a major oil sands mining conglomerate, one of the largest multinational entertainment conglomerates in the world, two large heavy equipment distributors and a number of interprovincial trucking companies.

In recent years, Donald has done extensive work in the field of Administrative Law including a variety of appearances before various statutory boards and tribunals in the province of Alberta and elsewhere. He has provided legal advice on environmental and land use matters to a variety of individual and corporations.

He has also appeared as counsel for the Minister of the Environment in Alberta in a number of applications in the nature of Judicial Review before the Court of Queen's Bench and the Alberta Court of Appeal. In this regard, he has participated in a series of cases which have successfully established a very high standard of review for ministerial decisions under the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act.

His practice also includes a wide range of civil litigation matters including a variety of complex environmental litigation matters for large self-insured multinational corporations, product liability defence work and arson and fire investigation litigation in the province of Alberta and in the Northwest Territories.

Donald has particular interest in and considerable experience with pre-trial and emergent injunctive relief matters acting for both applicants and respondents.

Notable Matters
RTL-Westcan Completes Refinancing and Acquires...
April 7, 2010
Advised various management investors in connection with the formation of the new limited partnership,

Publications
2014 Employment and Labour Law Conference Presentations - Edmonton...
October 8, 2014
On October 1, 2014, Davis LLP hosted its annual Employment & Labour...
Doing Business in Alberta 2013
November 29, 2013
Doing Business in Alberta, updated as of November 2013, is an informative...
2013 Employment and Labour Law Conference Presentations - Edmonton...
October 29, 2013
On October 23, 2013, Davis LLP hosted its annual Employment & Labour...
Doing Business in Alberta 2012
November 6, 2012
Leading practitioners from Davis LLP have produced an informative overview...
How Far is Too Far? Terminating and Accommodating Disabled...
November 1, 2008
Written by Wendy-Anne Berkenbosch. Presented by Donald J. Wilson...
2014 Employment and Labour Law Conference Presentations - Edmonton
Davis LLP Annual Employment & Labour Conference
October 8, 2014
On October 1, 2014, Davis LLP hosted its annual Employment & Labour Law Conference in Edmonton. Nine Davis lawyers delivered informative presentations on key issues in Canadian employment and labour law to an appreciative audience of executives,...
Doing Business in Alberta 2013
November 29, 2013
Doing Business in Alberta, updated as of November 2013, is an informative resource for businesses and investors wishing to gain insight into Canada's economic structure and Alberta's business regulatory framework.From market entry, financing,...
2013 Employment and Labour Law Conference Presentations - Edmonton
Davis LLP Annual Employment & Labour Conference
October 29, 2013
On October 23, 2013, Davis LLP hosted its annual Employment & Labour Law Conference at the Westin Hotel in Edmonton. Nine Davis lawyers were on hand to discuss emerging topics and key developments in Canadian employment and labour law with an attentive...
Doing Business in Alberta 2012
November 6, 2012
Leading practitioners from Davis LLP have produced an informative overview of legal factors involved in operating a successful and compliant business in the province of Alberta.From different types of business organizations, market entry into Canada,...
How Far is Too Far? Terminating and Accommodating Disabled Employees
November 1, 2008
Written by Wendy-Anne Berkenbosch. Presented by Donald J. Wilson to the Canadian Bar Association Pension and Labour Subsections, November 2008.

Events
Edmonton Employment & Labour Law Conference 2013
October 23, 2013
Employment & labour law practitioners from Davis LLP covered a variety of important topics affecting today's
2012 Western Canada Employment & Labour Law Conferences
October 24, 2012
At the Davis LLP 2012 Western Employment & Labour Law Conferences, our team of employment & labour law practitioners
Implications and Applications of the Fair Trading Act
September 28, 2012
Donald Wilson presented a paper titled Implications and Applications of the Fair Trading Act.
Canadian Employment & Labour Conference 2011 - Calgary
October 21, 2011
Providing presentations of interest to Human Resources professionals, the 2011 program promises to cover the timely
Canadian Employment & Labour Conference 2011 - Edmonton
October 20, 2011
Providing presentations of interest to Human Resources professionals, the 2011 program promises to cover the timely
Canadian Bar Association Pension and Labour Subsections
November 1, 2008
How Far is Too Far? Terminating and Accommodating Disabled Employees, presented by Donald J. Wilson to the
Edmonton Employment & Labour Law Conference 2013
Davis LLP Annual Employment & Labour Law Conference Series
Presenter
October 23, 2013
Employment & labour law practitioners from Davis LLP covered a variety of important topics affecting today's workplace at this popular annual conference.Key topics addressed included:You Are What You Tweet: Perks and Perils
2012 Western Canada Employment & Labour Law Conferences
Davis LLP Employment & Labour Law Conference Series
Presenter
October 24, 2012
At the Davis LLP 2012 Western Employment & Labour Law Conferences, our team of employment & labour law practitioners will be covering a variety of topics affecting today's workplace such as privacy, off-duty conduct and the much anticipated
Implications and Applications of the Fair Trading Act
Alberta Provincial Judges Conference
Presenter
September 28, 2012
Donald Wilson presented a paper titled Implications and Applications of the Fair Trading Act.
Canadian Employment & Labour Conference 2011 - Calgary
Davis LLP Employment & Labour Conference
October 21, 2011
Providing presentations of interest to Human Resources professionals, the 2011 program promises to cover the timely and relevant topics listed below.Presentation topics include:Recent Developments in Canadian Employment LawThe
Canadian Employment & Labour Conference 2011 - Edmonton
Davis LLP Employment & Labour Group Conference
October 20, 2011
Providing presentations of interest to Human Resources professionals, the 2011 program promises to cover the timely and relevant topics listed below. Recent Developments in Canadian Employment LawTermination Clauses In Employment

 
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