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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 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 arbitration and 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 Construction Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution and 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). Thomson Reuters (formerly known as Acritas) independently rated Alex as a Stand-out Lawyer following their global survey of senior in-house counsel.


  • Recognized in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory in Litigation - Corporate Commercial, Lexpert
  • Recognized in Corporate and Commercial Litigation, The Best Lawyers in Canada
  • Recognized as a Thomson Reuters Stand-out Lawyer (formerly known as Acritas Star™ lawyer), Thomson Reuters

Client Work

Career & Education


  • LLB, Dean's List University of Alberta
  • BA University of Lethbridge

Community involvement

  • Volunteer Calgary Drop-In & Rehab Centre Society
  • Volunteer Mustard Seed

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member Estate Planning Council of Canada
  • Member Law Society of Alberta
  • Member Calgary Bar Association
  • Member Canadian Bar Association
  • Past Chair Canadian Bar Association - Insurance Law Section
  • Mentor Canadian Bar Association Mentor Program
  • Clerkship Alberta Court of Appeal, Court of Queen's Bench


Fasken Institute



Speaking Engagements

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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