Sean Ward

Sean Ward: Attorney with Reynolds Mirth Richards & Farmer LLP
  • Partner at Reynolds Mirth Richards & Farmer LLP (50 Attorneys)
  • 3200 Manulife Place, 10180 - 101 Street, Edmonton, AB, Canada T5J 3W8
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Sean’s practice is focused on municipal law, administrative law, media law, and privacy.

He is the Co-Chair of RMRF’s Municipal Law Team, and provides advice to municipalities and public bodies throughout Alberta. His municipal law work is varied and includes drafting, interpreting and challenging bylaws, planning and development, and the many issues municipalities face as complex entities with considerable statutory powers and responsibilities.

Sean has appeared before Subdivision and Development Appeal Boards, the Municipal Government Board, and at all levels of Court in Alberta on matters related to municipal law. He is also a frequent speaker and presenter on various municipal law topics.

Sean’s media law practice includes providing advice to print, broadcast and online media outlets of all sizes with respect to publication and access and matters related to defamation. He has appeared at all levels of Court in Alberta, as well as the Supreme Court of Canada, where he was a member of RMRF’s team relating to an injunction brought against a major national broadcaster respecting articles posted to its website containing information subject to a publication ban. Sean also teaches Communications Law at MacEwan University.

Sean’s practice also encompasses privacy law, including matters related to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act which come before the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Alberta. He is also a member of the firm’s Construction Law Team and provides advice to both owners and contractors on various contracting issues and construction disputes.

Educational Leadership

•Communications Law - MacEwan University
•Lecturer, Grant MacEwan University: “Legal Issues for Writers”

Community Involvement

•Past Chair, Candora Society of Edmonton

Areas of Practice (9)

  • Administrative
  • Construction
  • Employment
  • Labour
  • Litigation - Constitutional & Charter of Rights
  • Litigation - Insurance
  • Litigation - Construction
  • Media & Defamation Law
  • Municipal

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
780.497.3334  Phone
780.429.3044  Fax
University Attended:
University of Alberta, B.A., 2003
Law School Attended:
University of Alberta, LL.B., 2006
Year of First Admission:
2007, Alberta

Associations & Memberships

•Law Society of Alberta
•Canadian Bar Association
•Canadian Media Lawyers' Association

Community Involvement

•Chair, Candora Society of Edmonton

Educational Leadership

•Lecturer, Grant MacEwan University: Legal Issues for Writers.

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