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Alex  Kotkas

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. Acritas independently rated Alex as a Star Lawyer for 2017 following their global survey of senior in-house counsel. 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).

  • Corporate and Commercial Litigation, The Best Lawyers in Canada 2019
  • Arbitration, General Commercial, Benchmark Litigation 2018
2019 The Best Lawyers in Canada Corporate and Commercial Litigation
2018 Benchmark Litigation Arbitration, General Commercial


  • 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


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