• Leading Labour & Employment practitioner in
    Alberta and the Prairies

    Tim Mitchell

    Trusted legal advisor to private and public sector employers

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OFFICE: Calgary

DIRECT LINE: 403.303.1791


      Labour & Employment

LAW SCHOOL: Cardiff University

BAR ADMISSIONS: Alberta (1996)

Assistant: Jenn Chernoff

Assistant Phone: 403.303.9115

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Tim Mitchell is a well-recognized senior legal counsel in Western Canada for employers in both the public and private sector. He has spent his entire legal career focused on advocating for federally and provincially regulated employers on matters related to workplace law which had him acting as lead counsel on a number of notable labour, employment and workplace human rights cases in Alberta, and before federal boards and courts, including matters that have been elevated to the Supreme Court of Canada.

He regularly advises employers on drug and alcohol cases, sexual harassment and bullying complaints, human rights complaints, stress claims and accommodation issues as well as the full spectrum of collective agreement interpretation cases and employment law issues. Tim is annually engaged to represent unionized employers in difficult and complex rounds of collective bargaining in both the public and private sector. Across Western Canada, Tim can be found regularly appearing before labour relations boards, grievance arbitration boards and human rights commissions and tribunals.

Tim is often called upon by post-secondary institutions in Alberta, where he represents them in their dealings with faculty associations, staff associations, students and the government.  

As a notable expert on labour and employment issues, Tim can be found speaking regularly at leading Western Canadian conferences. He has co-authored a book on employment law and has been peer rated by various publications as a leading employment and labour lawyer in Alberta.


  • LL.M. (Labour Relations and Employment Law), Osgoode Hall Law School
  • LL.B., Cardiff University

Awards and Recognition:

  • Acritas Stars™ 2018 – Designated as a “Star” lawyer by a panel of over 4,300 clients
  • Chambers Canada, Alberta: Employment and Labour, Chambers and Partners, 2017, 2018 and 2019
  • Chambers Canada, National: Employment and Labour, Chambers and Partners, 2019
  • Who’s Who Legal, Worldwide Edition  Labour & Employment Law - Canada 2018
  • Who’s Who Legal, Canada-Labour & Employment Law 2017 and 2018
  • Best Lawyers in Canada, 2009-2019: Employment and Labour Law
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, 2018: repeatedly recommended in Employment Law - Employer
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, 2018: repeatedly recommended in Labour Relations - Management
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, 2016-2018: recommended in Worker’s Compensation- Employer
  • Canadian Human Resources Reporter (since 2009): recognized as a leading labour and employment lawyer
  • Martindale-Hubbell — BV® Distinguished™ Peer Review Rating (Labour Relations; Employment Law; Human Rights)

Professional Associations, Affiliations and Community Activities:

  • Canadian Bar Association, Labour and Employment Law Section
    • Past Chair, South Alberta Branch
  • Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers
  • Heritage Park Society (May 2014-2016)
  • Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter (May 2013-2016 and 2018-Present)
  • “Impact of revisions to the Labour Relations Code to Post-Secondary Institutions in Alberta,” CIRA/Alberta Labour Relations Board, September 2017
  • “Employment Records Related to Overtime,” Lorman Education Services, Calgary, June 2013
  • “Conducting an Effective Workplace Investigation,” Labour Arbitration Policy Conference, Calgary, May 2013
  • “Alberta Labour Law Update,” CACE Conference, Calgary, September 2011
  • “Labour Law for Employment Lawyers,” Canadian Bar Association, Calgary, November 2010
  • “Termination in the Unionized Workplace,” Insight Information, Calgary, September 2009
  • “Significant Legal Developments,” Western Canadian Forum on Employment Law, Calgary, January 2009
  • “Ten Cases Every Labour Practitioner Needs to Know,” Labour Arbitration Policy Conference, Calgary, June 2007
  • “Mental Health in the Workplace,” Labour Arbitration Policy Conference, University of Calgary, Calgary, June 2004
  • “Sexual Harassment in the Workplace,” Lorman Education Services, Calgary, September 2001

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