Focusing primarily on estate administration, David provides clients with advice and support to navigate the probate and estate administration process in a timely and cost-effective manner.

David studied law at the University of Western Ontario. He has been practicing law since 1996 and serving clients at The Estate House since 2004.

Since 2019, David has been a member of the Surrogate Rules Advisory Committee which spearheaded and guided amendments to the Surrogate Rules in 2022.

As a member of the Surrogate Rules Advisory Committee, David contributed to the development of the Surrogate Digital Service, the electronic grant application filing platform for lawyers.  Use of this platform significantly reduces the time it takes to receive grants from the Court.

David plays an active role furthering the professional development and education of lawyers, particularly those practicing in Wills and Estates.  An active member of the Legal Education Society of Alberta (LESA), David presents and chairs LESA sessions and contributed to the Alberta Wills and Estates Practice Manual, published by LESA in June 2022.  David is also a sessional instructor at the University of Alberta, Faculty of Law.  

David was appointed as King’s Counsel in June, 2024.

  • Past Chair of the Canadian Bar Association Wills, Estates & Trusts Section (North)
  • Past President of the Estate Planning Council of Edmonton
  • Member – Canadian Tax Foundation
  • Member – Surrogate Rules Advisory Committee
  • Sessional Instructor – University of Alberta, Faculty of Law


Phone: (780) 451-7557 Ext. 222