Virginia Mary May
Sectors of Practice
Virginia May is an arbitrator with ADR Chambers.
Prior to starting her career as a neutral, Virginia practiced in Calgary and Alberta as a senior litigator for 27 years, first at Burnet Duckworth and Palmer, and then at MJSS barristers, a firm she founded with others in 1995. She was awarded a QC and received other awards from her professional colleagues.
As an elected Bencher of the Law Society for 8 years she was Chair and a member of many discipline panels involving lawyers.
Her areas of ADR interest arising from her practice experience include professional negligence, medical malpractice, insurance, real estate, employment and workplace disputes, commercial, education, First Nations, hospitals/health, estates & wills, landlord/tenant, libel and slander, oil and gas, and sexual abuse and harassment issues.
Virginia currently, in addition to ADR Chambers is a Small Claims Court mediator with the Government of Alberta and a Chair of Service Alberta Appeal panels for hearings arising under the Fair Trading Act related to business licensing disputes.
Virginia completed a B.A. Hons. in History at the University of London, England and her LL.B. at the University of Calgary Law School. In 1996 she completed mediation training with the Harvard Mediation Program and with LESA in 2014. In 2014 she completed arbitration training through the ADR Institute of Canada.
Virginia resides in Calgary, Alberta and is willing to travel.