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Alex Kotkas Calgary Lawyer

Alex Kotkas

Partner Fasken
Achieving the ideal strategy requires an understanding of the big picture, an appreciation of human nature and, above all, good judgment.
Jurisdiction Alberta, 1994
Language(s) English
Office(s) Calgary

Alex Kotkas is a leading, senior litigator at Fasken with extensive trial and appellate experience. Appearing as litigation and arbitration counsel and as an advocate before a variety of statutory boards and tribunals, he provides practical advice and outstanding advocacy in high stakes litigation. He is the founder and former Leader of the firm’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution group in Calgary.

Alex is recognized for his success in handling high profile and media sensitive cases.  Alex is ranked in Best Lawyers for Corporate and Commercial Litigation (peer reviewed).  He is also named by Benchmark Canada as a Litigation Star in Arbitration and Commercial Litigation in Alberta, and by Chambers Global for Dispute Resolution: Alberta (Canada).  Acritas independently rated Alex as a Star Lawyer following their global survey of senior in-house counsel.

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution, The Best Lawyers in Canada 2019 to 2020
  • Corporate and Commercial Litigation, The Best Lawyers in Canada 2019 to 2020
  • Named in Acritas Stars, Acritas Stars
The Best Lawyers in Canada Alternative Dispute Resolution
The Best Lawyers in Canada Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Acritas Stars Named in Acritas Stars
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  • LLB, Dean's List University of Alberta
  • BA University of Lethbridge

Community involvement

  • Volunteer, Calgary Drop-in and Rehabilitation Society
  • Volunteer, Mustard Seed 
  • Various community and charitable activities

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Clerkship, The Alberta Court of Appeal and Court of Queen's Bench
  • Past Chair, Insurance Law Section, Canadian Bar Association
  • Mentor, Canadian Bar Association Mentor Program
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Calgary Bar Association
The Occupational Health and Safety Prime Contractor location location Calgary, AB, Canada
Protecting Against Corruption in the Supply Chain White Collar Crime, Investigations & Compliance Seminar location location Calgary, AB, Canada


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