Legal & Research Department

Michelle H. Hollins, Q.C.

Ms. Hollins practices in civil litigation, with particular expertise in employment law, shareholder and contract disputes, restrictive covenants, product liability, debtor-creditor issues and other civil litigation matters. Michele has appeared at all levels of court in Alberta, is a past President of the Canadian Bar Association, Alberta Branch, and is currently the CBA National Second Vice-President, scheduled to assume the role of President in 2014-15. Ms. Hollins received her Queen’s Counsel designation in 2008, as well as the National Canadian Bar Association’s Louis St. Laurent Award in 2010, and is a regular speaker and respected writer on a variety of litigation and advocacy related topics.

Jason L. Wilkins

Mr. Wilkins’ practice includes family law, with expertise in all facets of property disputes, spousal support and child custody related issues, as well as a civil litigation practice. He has experience in mediations, both judicial and private, and advocacy experience at all levels of Court in Alberta, including significant trial and appellate work. Mr. Wilkins is a long-serving volunteer with Calgary Legal Guidance, receiving the Allan D. Hunter Volunteer of the Year Award in 2008.

John McGurran

Director of Research

John McGurran has thirty years of experience in applied research and project management, typically in health care settings. He is acknowledged as an authority on access to effective health care and as such has consulted for governments and nongovernmental agencies within Canada and abroad.

John received his academic training at McMaster University: 1976 BA (summa cum laude) in Political Science (Social & Political Ideas); 1980 MSc in Medical Sciences (Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics). While at McMaster he served as a member of the University’s Senate and Board of Governors.