Barrie Marshall is a retired lawyer and was, until June 2019, a partner with the Calgary office of Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP. Barrie spent his entire career practising commercial litigation, primarily in the areas of construction and securities law. He is highly regarded for his creative and effective litigation skills and dispute resolution strategies. His expertise in builders’ lien law, in particular, made him a frequent advisor to a broad spectrum of construction industry stakeholders including fellow construction law practitioners. Barrie has been repeatedly recognized for his expertise in construction law in the legal publications, L’Expert and Best Lawyers in Canada.
Barrie has provided extensive service to his profession. He is a past chair of the National Civil Litigation Section of the Canadian Bar Association (CBA) and has held several posts with the Alberta branch of that body. He has also served on the National Council, the governing body of the CBA. Barrie has also acted as counsel to the Law Society of Alberta, the governing body of lawyers in Alberta.
Barrie is currently a director on the Board of the ADR Institute of Alberta (ADRIA) and is a past president of that organization. He also serves as the ADRIA representative on the Board of the ADR Institute of Canada (ADRIC) and is a member of the Governance Committee of ADRIC. ADRIC and its affiliates, including ADRIA, are the primary membership organizations for alternative and appropriate dispute resolution professionals in Canada. Barrie also serves on the Board of the Alberta Arbitration and Mediation Society, the charitable arm of the ADR community. He is very excited to be participating in the many exciting initiatives of these ADR organizations at a time when ADR is becoming an increasingly essential element of Canada’s system of justice.
Barrie enjoys biking, hiking, skiing, reading, and spending time with his grandchildren.
Barrie is the President of J. Barrie Marshall Consulting Inc