Court of King's Bench of Alberta

From Criminal Law Notebook
(~X) = approximate number of published decisions according to CanLII as of Oct 2018, unless otherwise indicated.

Distribution of Judges

Court of Appeal and Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta

20 The yearly salaries of the judges of the Court of Appeal of Alberta and of the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta are as follows: [omitted (a) and (b)]

(c) the Chief Justice and the two Associate Chief Justices of the Court of Queen’s Bench, $371,400 each; and
(d) the 70 other Justices of the Court of Queen’s Bench, $338,800 each.

R.S., 1985, c. J-1, s. 20; R.S., 1985, c. 41 (1st Supp.), s. 7, c. 50 (1st Supp.), s. 4, c. 39 (3rd Supp.), s. 1; 1989, c. 8, s. 5; 2001, c. 7, s. 12; 2006, c. 11, s. 1; 2012, c. 31, s. 210; 2014, c. 20, s. 165; 2017, c. 20, s. 208, c. 33, s. 231; 2022, c. 10, s. 349.

(DOJ)

Current Justices

See also: Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta (Previous Justices)

(Full complement of 76)

Name Division Appointed Nominated By Prior Position(s) Other Details
Associate Chief Justice John D. Rooke [1] Calgary 1991 Mulroney / Campbell (PC) Partner, Barnet Duckworth Palmer LLP (Calgary)
Called to bar (1970)
Published criminal decisions (~25)
Paul R. Belzil [2] Edmonton December 15, 1995 Chrétien / Rock (Lib) Chatwin, Belzil
Called to bar (1978)
Published criminal decisions (~32)
Vital O. Ouellette Edmonton 2002 Chrétien General Practitioner, St. Paul AB Published criminal decisions (~0)
Ran as Liberal MP [3]
Karen M. Horner [4] Calgary December 12, 2002 Chrétien / Cauchon (Lib) Bennett Jones LLP
Called to bar (1981)
Published criminal decisions (~4)
John J. Gill [5] Edmonton January 19, 2005 Martin / Cotler (Lib) Partner, McCuaig Durocher LLP
Called to bar (1981)
Published criminal decisions (~24)
D.K. Miller Lethbridge 2006 Harper / Toews (CPC) Sole Practitioner in Medicine Hat Published criminal decisions (~13)
Kristine M. Eidsvik Calgary 2007 Harper / Nicholson (CPC) Bennett Jones LLP Published criminal decisions (~24)
Kent G. Nielsen Edmonton 2007 Harper / Nicholson (CPC) Published criminal decisions (~8)
Donald J. Manderscheid [6] Edmonton December 14, 2007 Harper / Nicholson (CPC) Counsel, City of Edmonton Published criminal decisions (~32)
K.D. Yamauchi [7] Calgary December 14, 2007 Harper / Nicholson (CPC) Professor, University of Calgary Published criminal decisions (~60)
J.R. Jeffrey Calgary 2009 Harper / Nicholson (CPC) Partner, Jeffrey Twyman LLP Published criminal decisions (~20)
M.R. Bast [8] Red Deer September 2009 Harper / Nicholson (CPC) Provincial Court (2006 to 2009)
Schnell Hardy Jones (1991 to 2006)
Published criminal decisions (~5)
W.A. Tilleman [9] Calgary December 11, 2009 Harper / Nicholson (CPC) William A. Tilleman Professional Corporation Published criminal decisions (~41)
(as of the end of January 2024)
Joanne H. Goss [10] Edmonton February 10, 2010 Harper / Nicholson (CPC) Provincial Court (1999 to 2010)
Miller Thompson (1985 to 1999)
Called to bar (1984)
Published criminal decisions (~18)
Robert J. Hall [11] Calgary May 14, 2010 Harper / Nicholson (CPC) Partner, Scott Hall LLP
Scott Hall LLP
Milner Fenerty
Called to bar (1978)
Published criminal decisions (~15)
G.H. Poelman [12] Calgary August 6, 2010 Harper / Nicholson (CPC) Macleod Dixon LLP (1983 to 2010) Published criminal decisions (~12)
R.A. Jerke [13] [14] Lethbridge March 4, 2011 Harper / Nicholson (CPC) Davidson & Williams LLP Published criminal decisions (~10)
Peter B. Michalyshyn [15] Edmonton March 4, 2011 Harper / Nicholson (CPC) Chatwin LLP
Crown Counsel (civil) (1992 to 1994)
Pringle & Associates (1989 to 1992)
Called to bar (1989)
Published criminal decisions (~21)
M. David Gates [16] Calgary March 4, 2011 Harper / Nicholson (CPC) Crown Counsel, Justice Canada (1995 to 2011)
Dal grad (1979)
Published criminal decisions (~41)
Craig M. Jones [17] Calgary September 30, 2011 Harper / Nicholson (CPC) Partner, Felesky Flynn LLP (2001 to 2011)
Sole practitioner (1994 to 2001)
Called to bar (1979)
Published criminal decisions (~2)
Bruce A. Millar [18] Calgary October 21, 2011 Harper / Nicholson (CPC) Judge, Provincial Court of Alberta (2004 to 2011)
Private practice (1978 to 2004)
Called to bar (1978)
Published criminal decisions (~7)
Kim D. Nixon [19] Calgary February 8, 2013 Harper / Nicholson (CPC) Solo Practitioner (2012 to 2013)
Bennett Jones LLP (1984 to 2010)
Called to bar (1984)
Published criminal decisions (~2)
C.S. Anderson [20] Calgary February 8, 2013 Harper / Nicholson (CPC) Ross Smith Asset Management Inc
Alberta Securities Commission
Philips & Company
Called to bar (1991)
Published criminal decisions (~5)
Eldon J. Simpson [21] Edmonton June 7, 2013 Harper / Nicholson (CPC) Judge of the Provincial Court of Alberta since 2003 Published criminal decisions (~9)
Glenda A. Campbell [22] Calgary November 8, 2013 Harper / MacKay (CPC) Lawyer, Alberta Securities Commission Published criminal decisions (~0)
C. Dario [23] Calgary November 8, 2013 Harper / MacKay (CPC) Smart Technologies ULC, Calgary Published criminal decisions (~5)
D.A. Yungwirth [24] Edmonton March 7, 2014 Harper / MacKay (CPC) Yungwirth Tumbach (1999 to 2014) Published criminal decisions (~5)
John S. Little [25] Edmonton May 12, 2014 Harper / MacKay (CPC) Witten LLP
Called to bar (1987)
Published criminal decisions (~4)
L.R.A. Ackerl [26] Edmonton June 13, 2014 Harper / MacKay (CPC) Public Prosecution Service of Canada
Miller, Thomson, Sedgewick, Lewis & Healy
Called to bar (1987)
Published criminal decisions (~3)
D. Blair Nixon [27] Calgary June 13, 2014 Harper / MacKay (CPC) Felesky Flynn (1988 to 2014)
Called to bar (1988)
Published criminal decisions (~1)
Wayne N. Renke [28] Edmonton December 12, 2014 Harper / MacKay (CPC) University of Alberta, Faculty of Law Published criminal decisions (~23)
John William Hopkins [29] Red Deer June 26, 2015 Harper / MacKay (CPC) Chatters Canada Ltd (2014 to 2015)
Woollard Hopkins & Company (1991 to 2013)
Gordon Smith and McCrimmon (1986 to 1988)
Published criminal decisions (~2)
Richard A. Neufeld [30] Calgary June 26, 2015 Harper / MacKay (CPC) Dentons Canada LLP (1979 to 2015) Published criminal decisions (~0)
John T. Henderson [31] Edmonton June 17, 2016 J. Trudeau / Wilson-Raybould (Lib) Provincial Court (2009 to 2016)
Fraser Milner Casgrain/Dentons (1980 to 2009)
Called to bar (1980)
Published criminal decisions (~3)
A.B. Inglis [32] Edmonton June 17, 2016 J. Trudeau / Wilson-Raybould (Lib) Project Counel AB Justice (2014 to 2016)
Crown Attorney (2000 to 2014)
Called to bar (2000)
Published criminal decisions (~1)
Douglas R. Mah [33] Edmonton June 17, 2016 J. Trudeau / Wilson-Raybould (Lib) General Counsel, Workers' Compensation Board of Alberta Published criminal decisions (~2)
G.D. Marriott [34] Calgary June 16, 2016 J. Trudeau / Wilson-Raybould (Lib) Kachur Ostwald Menzies LLP (family)
Called to bar (1985)
Published criminal decisions (~0)
James T. Eamon [35] Calgary October 20, 2016 J. Trudeau / Wilson-Raybould (Lib) Partner, Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP (Calgary)
Called to bar (1986)
Published criminal decisions (~0)
George Fraser [36] Edmonton October 20, 2016 J. Trudeau / Wilson-Raybould (Lib) Crown Counsel, Alberta Justice Published criminal decisions (~3)
(as of the end of 2020)
B. Bokenfohr [37] Edmonton October 20, 2016 J. Trudeau / Wilson-Raybould (Lib) Edmonton Police Department Published criminal decisions (~0)
(as of the end of 2020)
M. Slawinsky [38] Red Deer March 24, 2017 J. Trudeau / Wilson-Raybould (Lib) Judge, Provincial Court of Alberta Published criminal decisions (~0)
(as of the end of 2020)

Judicial Questionnaire
Michele H. Hollins [39] Calgary March 24, 2017 J. Trudeau / Wilson-Raybould (Lib) Partner, Dunphy Best Blocksom LLP
McCarthy Tetrault (1994 to 2001)
Sask grad (1992)
Published criminal decisions (~9)
(as of the end of 2020)

Judicial Questionnaire
Marilyn Slawinsky [40] Red Deer March 24, 2017 J. Trudeau / Wilson-Raybould (Lib) Provincial Court Judicial Questionnaire
Johnna C. Kubik [41] Lethbridge May 12, 2017 J. Trudeau / Wilson-Raybould (Lib) Sole Practitioner, Kubik & Company Published criminal decisions (~0)
J. Ashcroft [42] Calgary June 23, 2017 J. Trudeau / Wilson-Raybould (Lib) Legal Counsel, Alberta Human Rights Commission Published criminal decisions (~2)
S. Mandziuk [43] Edmonton Sept. 29, 2017 J. Trudeau / Wilson-Raybould (Lib) General Counsel, Finning Inc
Called to bar (1992)
Published criminal decisions (~3)
G. Dunlop [44] Edmonton Dec. 19, 2017 J. Trudeau / Wilson-Raybould (Lib) Partner, Ogilvie LLP
Called to bar (~1989)
Published criminal decisions (~1)
M. J. Lema [45] Edmonton Dec. 19, 2017 J. Trudeau / Wilson-Raybould (Lib) Crown Counsel, Canada DOJ
Called to bar (1987)
Published criminal decisions (~0)
Marta E. Burns [46] Edmonton February 22, 2018 J. Trudeau / Wilson-Raybould (Lib) Crown Counsel, Alberta Justice
Called to bar (~1989)
Published criminal decisions (~0)
David Labrenz [47] Calgary May 1, 2018 J. Trudeau / Wilson-Raybould (Lib) Crown Counsel (1991 to 2018)
Called to bar (1987)
Published criminal decisions (~0)
Judicial Questionnaire
Gaylene Bobb (Kendell) [48] Edmonton April 12, 2018 J. Trudeau / Wilson-Raybould (Lib) Chapman Riebeek LLP (family)
Called to bar (1999)
Published criminal decisions (~0)
L. Bernette Ho[1] Calgary April 4, 2018 J. Trudeau / Wilson-Raybould (Lib) Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP Published criminal decisions (~0)
Judicial Questionnaire
James T Nielson [49] Edmonton May 4, 2018 J. Trudeau / Wilson-Raybould (Lib) Partner, Parlee McLaws LLP Published criminal decisions(~0)
Nancy Dilts [50] Calgary May 4, 2018 J. Trudeau / Wilson-Raybould (Lib) Vice President of Legal and Corporate Services, Ferus Inc Published criminal decisions (~0)
Judicial Questionnaire
April Grosse [51] Calgary May 4, 2018 J. Trudeau / Wilson-Raybould (Lib) Partner, Bennett Jones LLP Published criminal decisions (~0)
Judicial Questionnaire
Jane Fagnan [52] Edmonton May 4, 2018 J. Trudeau / Wilson-Raybould (Lib) Legal Counsel, Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta Published criminal decisions (~0)
Anne Louise Kirker [53] Calgary May 4, 2018 J. Trudeau / Wilson-Raybould (Lib) Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP Published criminal decisions (~0)
Judicial Questionnaire
Michael Kraus [54] Edmonton August 31, 2018 J. Trudeau / Wilson-Raybould (Lib) Emery Jamieson LLP (family)
Carr & Company
Called to bar (1990)
Published criminal decisions (~0)
Alice Woolley [55] November 21, 2018 J. Trudeau / Wilson-Raybould (Lib) University of Calgary (prof) (2004 to 2018) Published criminal decisions (~0)
Susan L. Bercov [56] November 21, 2018 J. Trudeau / Wilson-Raybould (Lib) Published criminal decisions (~0)
Tamara Friesen [57] Edmonton January 31, 2019 J. Trudeau / Lametti (Lib) Nugent Law Office
Director of Legal Research and Writing, UofA Law
Law Society of Alberta
Crown Attorney
Called to bar (2002)
Published criminal decisions (~0)
Vaughan Hartigan [58] Lethbridge March 8, 2019 J. Trudeau / Lametti (Lib) Chief Crown(2017)
Ass Chief Crown(2013)
Crown attorney (1995 to 2019)
Called to bar (1994)
Published criminal decisions (~0)
Anna Loparco [59] March 8, 2019 J. Trudeau / Lametti (Lib) Dentons LLP
Called to bar (~2003)
Published criminal decisions (~0)
Susan E. Richardson [60] [61] Edmonton April 17, 2019 J. Trudeau / Lametti (Lib) Provincial Court (2011 to 2019)
Crown Attorney
Called to bar (~1991)
Published criminal decisions (~12)
Appointed to ABQB (2019)
Jane Sidnell [62] Calgary April 6, 2020 J. Trudeau / Lametti (Lib) Published criminal decisions
Barbara Johnston [63] Calgary April 6, 2020 J. Trudeau / Lametti (Lib) Published criminal decisions
Denise Kiss [64] J. Trudeau / Lametti (Lib) Called to bar (~1992) Published criminal decisions
Thomas Rothwell [65] J. Trudeau / Lametti (Lib) Called to bar (~1998) Published criminal decisions
Sherry Kachur [66] J. Trudeau / Lametti (Lib) Called to bar (~1992) Published criminal decisions
Cheryl Arcand-Kootenay [67] Edmonton May 26, 2021 J. Trudeau / Lametti (Lib) Provincial Court (2018 to 2021)
Akamkisipatinaw Ohpikihawasowin Child and Family Services
U Alberta grad (1992)
Published criminal decisions
Lisa Silver [68] April 2023 J. Trudeau / Lametti (Lib) Prof Articles
April D. Grosse [69]
Allison Kuntz [70]
Kent J. Teskey [71]

Supernumerary

Name Division Appointed Nominated By Prior Position(s) Other Details
R.A. Graesser Edmonton 2006 (Judge)
August 3, 2020 (sup)
Harper Lawyer, Reynolds Mirth Richards & Farmer LLP Published criminal decisions (~57)
Sandra L. Hunt McDonald Calgary 2009 (Judge)
September 9, 2019 (Sup.)
Harper / Nicholson (CPC) Provincial Court (1997 to 2009) Published criminal decisions (~12)
John T. McCarthy [72] [73] Calgary December 11, 2009 (Judge)
January 6, 2020 (Sup.)
Harper / Nicholson (CPC) Provincial Court (2003 to 2009)
Miles Davidson LLP
Published criminal decisions (~7)
Stephen D. Hillier [74] Edmonton April 10, 2003 (Judge)
April 19, 2018 (sup)
Chrétien / Cauchon (Lib) Field Atkinson Perraton LLP (labour)
Called to bar (1974)
Published criminal decisions (~24)
June M. Ross Edmonton 2003 (Judge) Nov 3, 2018 (Sup) Chrétien Professor, University of Alberta Faculty of Law Published criminal decisions (~45)
S.M. Bensler* Calgary ~1998 Published criminal decisions (~2)
Donald Lee Edmonton ~1997 (Judge)
Sept 2018 (sup)[75]
called to bar (~1975) Published criminal decisions (~387)
C.A. Kent* Calgary ~1985 Published criminal decisions (~11)
J.K. Langston* Lethbridge Published criminal decisions (~6)
C.S. Phillips* Calgary Published criminal decisions (~5)
W.P. Sullivan* Calgary Published criminal decisions (~32)
C.L. Kenny* Calgary Published criminal decisions (~14)
Cameron Scott Brooker* [76] Calgary June 20, 1996 Chrétien / Rock (Lib) Code, Hunter Wittmann
Fenerty, McGillivray, Robertson, Prowse, Brennan, Fraser, Bell & Code
Called to bar (1971)
Published criminal decisions (~11)
S.M. Sanderman* [77] Edmonton June 20, 1996 Chrétien / Rock (Lib) Brimacombe, Sanderman, Stroppel and Finlayson
Crown attorney (1977 to 1981)
Called to bar (1977)
Published criminal decisions (~34)
B.E.C. Romaine* [78] Calgary August 28, 1997 Chrétien / McLellan (Lib) McCarthy Tétrault (1982 to 1997)
Brunet, Duckworth & Palmer
Called to bar (1975)
Published criminal decisions (~30)
Doreen A. Sulyma* [79] Edmonton December 23, 1997 - January 1, 2018 [80] Chrétien / McLellan (Lib) Cox, Trofimuk, Campbell
Called to bar (1976)
Published criminal decisions (~22)
Rosemary E. Nation* [81] Calgary December 23, 1997 - ? Chrétien / McLellan (Lib) Burnet, Duckworth and Palmer
Called to bar (1978)
Published criminal decisions (~14)
Brian R Burrows* [82] Edmonton January 30, 1998 (Judge) Chrétien / McLellan (Lib) McLennan, Ross (1977 to 1998)
Called to bar (1977)
Published criminal decisions (~196)
G.A. Verville* [83] Edmonton December 2, 1998 Chrétien / McLellan (Lib) Milner, Fenerty (1968 to 1998)
Called to bar (1968)
Published criminal decisions (~18)
Terrance D. Clackson* [84] Edmonton December 20, 1999 Chrétien / McLellan (Lib) sole practitioner (criminal)
Lewis, Clackson, Mochan & Chrenek
Kay, Shipley & Company
Called to bar (1979)
Published criminal decisions (~45)
CJC Report
B.E. Mahoney* [85] Calgary November 15, 2001 Chrétien / McLellan (Lib) Bryan E. Mahoney, Q.C. Law Office
Called to bar (1979)
Published criminal decisions (~13)
Unsuccessful Liberal MP [86]
Donna C. Read* [87] Edmonton April 18, 2002 Chrétien / Cauchon (Lib) Emery Jamieson LLP
Called to bar (~1984)
Published criminal decisions (~21)
Justice D. Thomas* Edmonton ? - June 23, 2015 (sup.) Published criminal decisions (~52)
Justice Alan D. MacLeod* Calgary Published criminal decisions (~15)
Justice B.A. Browne* Edmonton Published criminal decisions (~9)
Earl C. Wilson [88] Calgary November 30, 2007 Harper / Nicholson (CPC) Wolch, Wilson, Hursh & de Wit
Evans, Martin, Wilson
Crown attorney (~1980 to 1995)
Called to bar (1979)
Manitoba (1976)
Published criminal decisions (~13)
Juliana E. Topolniski [89] Edmonton ?
April 8, 2018 (sup.)
Called to bar (1984) Published criminal decisions (~19)
Adam W. Germain [90] Edmonton 2003 - May 10, 2018 (Sup.) Chretien Member of Alberta Legislature (1993 to 1997) (Lib.)
Campbell & Germain (1975 to 2003)
Published criminal decisions (~34)
Eric F. Macklin [91] Calgary April 18, 2002
April 6, 2018 (sup.)
Chrétien / Cauchon (Lib) Duncan & Craig LLP
Called to bar (1980)
Published criminal decisions (~111)

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