Glenn Solomon QC

Glenn Solomon QC

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Principal Practice Areas

  • Commission, board and disciplinary hearings, applications and appeals, including Securities Commission, Investment Dealers', Mutual Fund Dealers', Law Society, APEGGA and professional disciplinary hearings
  • Judicial review, regulatory and administrative applications, hearings and appeals
  • Arbitration, judicial dispute resolution and mediation
  • Appeals
  • Bankruptcy, insolvency, banking, financing, collections, enforcement, asset recovery, debtor and creditor law and guarantee, bond and letter of credit disputes
  • Corporate, commercial and securities litigation including business, share, asset and real estate litigation, lease, purchase and sale litigation, competition litigation, contract, joint ventures and partnership disputes, derivative and oppression actions, shareholder disputes, fiduciary duties, director and officer litigation
  • Insurance litigation
  • Engineering and construction litigation
  • Injunctions
  • Oil and gas litigation
  • Non-competition, non-solicitation, trade secrets, breach of confidence, confidential or proprietary information, freedom of information, invasion of privacy and access to information
  • Catastrophic personal injuries, paraplegic, quadriplegic and neurological injuries
  • Commercial landlord and tenant litigation, condominium litigation, lease renewal arbitrations, easements and restrictive covenants
  • Trust, wills and estates litigation

Glenn Solomon was born and raised in Quebec. He moved to Calgary in 1980, where he completed high school. Between 1984 and 1988 Glenn studied Political Science at the University of Calgary, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree. In 1990 he graduated with a degree from the University of Alberta, Faculty of Law. He was on the Dean's list for academic excellence for all three years of study and was awarded the John and Agnes Adams Prize for a paper on natural resource law. Glenn served as Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Alberta Law Review in 1989-1990. During that time, among other things, Glenn assisted with the publication of a textbook on Alberta's Personal Property Security Act, helped start an annual publication on Constitutional Studies, and helped create a Calgary office for the Alberta Law Review at the University of Calgary. While in law school, Glenn worked as a researcher for the Research Unit for Socio-Legal Studies at the University of Calgary. Between the completion of law school and the completion of articling in law, Glenn worked as an Editorial Assistant for the Centre for Constitutional Studies at the University of Alberta Law School, working on textbooks involving language rights and freedom of speech.

Glenn commenced his legal career as an articling student at the Court of Appeal of Alberta and the Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta in 1990. He then joined Bennett Jones in Calgary, first as an articling student, and then as an associate in the litigation department. While practising with Bennett Jones, Glenn gained experience in all areas of litigation, and in particular in the areas of corporate and commercial litigation, personal injury, medical negligence, securities, competition, real estate and construction litigation. In 1998 Glenn joined JSS Barristers. He became a partner in 1999. Glenn is the firm's past Managing Partner and the firm's past Chairman.

Glenn has authored numerous articles and publications dealing with the practise of litigation, competition matters, personal property security, personal injury claims, collections, bankruptcy and insolvency, privacy, court procedure, and other subjects. In addition, he has presented at, and moderated, a number of seminars for the legal profession in these and other areas of law, and has been a guest lecturer at the Faculty of Law at the University of Calgary.

Glenn has been active in politics. He has served as the Alberta Campaign Chair in the 2000 Federal Election for the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada. He has served as a Director of the Calgary Centre Progressive Conservative Riding Association, as a member of the Executive of the Calgary East Progressive Conservative Riding Association, as a Director, and as the Southern Alberta Co-Chair, of the Progressive Conservative Canada Fund, as a Board Member of the Calgary Elbow PC Association, and as the pre-writ Chair for Calgary for the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada. Glenn served as the President of the Calgary Centre Conservative Association (2004-2007 and 2011-2012), as the President of the Calgary Currie Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta (2002-2006), and as an Alberta Representative on the National Constitution Committee of the Conservative Party of Canada. Glenn has appeared on radio as a political pundit on many occasions.

Glenn now practices in the areas of administrative law and civil litigation, focusing on corporate, commercial and contract litigation (including corporate and securities disputes, oil and gas litigation, contract disputes, commercial landlord and tenant disputes, land disputes, employment litigation and debt collection), wills and estates litigation, Securities Act and Alberta Securities Commission proceedings, Judicial Review hearings, real estate litigation, serious personal injury, professional negligence litigation and professional discipline proceedings, competition matters, administrative and regulatory proceedings, and constitutional litigation.

Glenn has extensive experience as an advocate and advisor. He has successfully appeared before all levels of Court in Alberta, the Supreme Court of Canada, and at a variety of Administrative Boards and Commissions. His Court experience includes appearances in virtually all areas of administrative, civil and criminal litigation. Glenn has represented countless individuals and companies and has acted for and against governments in a vast array of disputes. Glenn has also participated as counsel in many forms of alternative dispute resolution, including mediations, arbitrations, Judicial Dispute Resolutions and mini-trials. In addition to practising law, Glenn serves as an Arbitrator on a Pipeline Arbitration Committee by Federal Ministerial Appointment under the National Energy Board Act, is a Board Member on the City of Calgary's License and Community Standards Appeal Board, and is a Trustee of the Calgary Zoological Society.

In 2005 Glenn was honoured as a recipient of the Alberta Centennial Medal in recognition of his significant contributions to his fellow citizens, his community and Alberta. In 2008 Glenn received a Lexpert Directory Repeatedly Recommended rating. In 2010 Glenn was awarded a Queen's Counsel designation. Glenn has a Lawyers.com AV Preeminent peer review rating in both Legal Ability and Ethical Standards and a Lexis Nexis Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent peer review rating in both Legal Ability and Ethical Standards - the highest ratings given. In 2011 and 2012 Glenn received a Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory peer review rating as a Repeatedly Recommended Practitioner in Personal Injury Litigation. In 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Glenn received a Canadian Legal Lexpert peer review rating as a Repeatedly Recommended Practitioner in Securities Litigation. Glenn is ranked by Benchmark Canada as an "Energy Litigation Star" (2012) , an "Energy and Natural Resources Litigation Star" (2013, 2014), an "Arbitration Litigation Star" (2013, 2014), an "Insurance Litigation Star" (2012), a "Securities Litigation Star" (2012, 2013, 2014), a "Class Action Litigation Star" (2012), an "Insolvency Litigation Star" (2013, 2014), a "Commercial Litigation Star" (2012), and a "Litigation Star in Alberta" (2012, 2013, 2014). In 2012 Glenn was honoured as a recipient of a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of his significant contribution to his Province and community. Glenn has been recognized as a "Top Rated Lawyer in Canada" by Corporate Counsel Magazine (December 2012), The American Lawyer Magazine (December 2012), and American Lawyer Media (May 2013). Glenn is recognized as a "Leader in his Field" by Chambers Global (2014).

Glenn is a member of numerous community and legal organizations, including the Law Society of Alberta, the Calgary Bar Association, The Canadian Bar Association, The Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice, The Advocates' Society, The Alberta Civil Trial Lawyers Association, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, and the American Association for Justice. He has served as the Practitioner Advisor to the Alberta Law Review since 2005.

Glenn is married, and has two children. He plays drums and sings for the firm's rock band, the "Advo-Cats", which plays music to benefit charities (see the "Community" page on this website). In his spare time Glenn enjoys reading, playing any sports that involve keeping score, coaching minor hockey, playing the drums, and riding Sea-Doos in unimaginably irresponsible ways which often result in Glenn and his ride being towed back to the marina.

Please contact Glenn Solomon at gsolomon [at] jssbarristers [dot] ca if you are interested in receiving a copy of any of the following:
  • Author, Book Review, "The 48 Laws of Power", by Robert Greene, (2013) 50 Alta L. Rev. 932
  • Author, "Takin' Care of Business: Questioning Selected Officers and Past and Present Employees, Officers and Service Providers", Barrister Magazine, Issue No. 108, p. 6, Alberta Civil Trial Lawyers' Association, June 2013
  • Author and Presenter, "Standard of Review in Judicial Review and Standing of Administrative Tribunals" for 4th Fair Hearing Course, Federated Press, Calgary, Alberta, April 11 and 12, 2013
  • Course Co-Leader / Moderator, for 4th Fair Hearing Course, Federated Press, Calgary, Alberta, April 11 and 12, 2013
  • Co-Author and Presenter, "Applying Law to Factual Findings and Formulating Reasons for Decision" for 7th Decision Writing Course, Federated Press, Calgary, Alberta, April 9 and 10, 2013
  • Author, "Break on Through to the Other Side: Civility and Difficult Counsel", LIANSWERS Magazine, Issue No. 18, Lawyers' Insurance Association of Nova Scotia, March 2013
  • Author, "Standing of Administrative Tribunals in Judicial Reviews", Intra Vires, Canadian Bar Association, National Administrative Law Section, January 2013
  • Author, "Break on Through to the Other Side: Civility and Difficult Counsel", Barrister Magazine, Issue No. 106, p. 31, Alberta Civil Trial Lawyers' Association, December 2012
  • Author and Presenter, "Build me up Buttercup: The Foundational Rules and Interpretation of the Rules" for The Rules of Court Interpreted, Legal Education Society of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, November 29, 2012
  • Presenter, "Getting the Party Started: Recent Treatment of Part 3 (Court Actions) of the Rules of Court" for The Rules of Court Interpreted, Legal Education Society of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, November 29, 2012
  • Co-Author and Presenter, "Hide and Seek: Latent and Patent Defects" for Canadian Bar Association Alberta Branch, South Section, Real Estate Law Sub-Section, Calgary, Alberta, November 14, 2012
  • Author and Presenter, "Build me up Buttercup: The Foundational Rules and Interpretation of the Rules" for The Rules of Court Interpreted, Legal Education Society of Alberta, Calgary, Alberta, November 7, 2012
  • Author and Presenter, "Recent Cases Under Privacy Legislation: Alberta, British Columbia and Canada", for PIPA Conference 2012 - Privacy on the Go, Calgary, Alberta, October 31- November 2, 2012
  • Author and Presenter, "Standing of Administrative Tribunals in Judicial Reviews", for Canadian Bar Association Alberta Branch, South Section, Administrative Law Sub-Section, Calgary, Alberta, October 25, 2012
  • Author and Presenter, "Dealing with the Difficult and Obstructive Opposing Counsel", for Questioning: The Common and not so Common Issues, Alberta Civil Trial Lawyers Association, Edmonton, Alberta, October 24, 2012
  • Author and Presenter, "Questioning: The Common and not so Common Issues", for Questioning: The Common and not so Common Issues, Alberta Civil Trial Lawyers Association, Edmonton, Alberta, October 24, 2012
  • Author and Presenter, "Dealing with the Difficult and Obstructive Opposing Counsel", for Questioning: The Common and not so Common Issues, Alberta Civil Trial Lawyers Association, Calgary, Alberta, October 22, 2012
  • Author and Presenter, "Questioning: The Common and not so Common Issues", for Questioning: The Common and not so Common Issues, Alberta Civil Trial Lawyers Association, Calgary, Alberta, October 22, 2012
  • Author and Presenter, "Judicial Consideration of the Rules of Court - Roll Up for the Magical Mystery Tour", for Canadian Bar Association Alberta Branch, South Section, Research Law Sub-Section, Calgary, Alberta, March 21, 2012
  • Author and Presenter, "Regulatory Boards and Judicial Review: Deference and the Need to Win Before the Adjudicator", for Insight Energy Contracts Conference, Insight Information, Calgary, Alberta, March 6, 2012.
  • Author and Presenter, "Back off: The Deference Trilogy", for Canadian Bar association, South Section, Administrative Law Sub-Section and Privacy Law Sub-Section Joint Meeting, Calgary, Alberta, February 27, 2012.
  • Author and Presenter, "Stick to your Knitting: The SCC and the ATA News Decision", for Canadian Bar Association Alberta Branch, North Section, Administrative Law Sub-Section and Privacy Law Sub-Section Joint Meeting, Edmonton, Alberta, February 21, 2012.
  • Author and Presenter, "The Foundational Rules and Interpretation of the Rules - Can We Get Along?", for the Rules of Court Interpreted, Legal Education Society of Alberta, Calgary, Alberta, November 8, 2011.
  • Author and Presenter, "The Foundational Rules and Interpretation of the Rules - Can We Get Along?", for the Rules of Court Interpreted, Legal Education Society of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, November 2, 2011.
  • Author, "The Rules of Court - A Retrospective Psychoanalysis", for Law Matters, Canadian Bar Association, Alberta Branch, Vol. 36, No. 3, Fall, 2011.
  • Author and Presenter, "The Year in Review: An Overview of Recent Orders and Court Decisions in B.C., Alberta and Canada", for PIPA Conference 2011 - Privacy: It's Your Business, Vancouver, B.C., October 12-14, 2011.
  • Seminar Moderator, Bankruptcy: A Creditor's Perspective in Alberta, Lorman Education Services, April 21, 2009.
  • Presenter and Author, "Fraudulent Conveyances and Preferences", for Bankruptcy: A Creditor's Perspective in Alberta, Lorman Education Services, April 21, 2009.
  • Presenter and Author, "The Anatomy of a Debt Collections Action", for Bankruptcy: A Creditor's Perspective in Alberta, Lorman Education Services, April 21, 2009.
  • Presenter and Co-Author, "Blame Games: Apportionment of Liability and Comparative Blameworthiness", Legal Education Society of Alberta, Lake Louise Refresher Course, May 3-7, 2008.
  • Seminar Moderator, Bankruptcy: A Creditor's Perspective in Alberta, Lorman Education Services, February 20, 2008.
  • Presenter and Author, "Fraudulent Conveyances and Preferences", for Bankruptcy: A Creditor's Perspective in Alberta, Lorman Education Services, February 20, 2008.
  • Seminar Moderator, Collection Law: The Good, the Bad and the Profitable in Alberta, Lorman Education Services, November 21, 2007.
  • Presenter and Author, "Getting From Debt to Judgment", for Collection Law: The Good, the Bad and the Profitable in Alberta, Lorman Education Services, November 21, 2007.
  • Presenter, "Objections at Trial" and "Impeachment at Trial", and Training Session Instructor, for Evidence for Litigators, Legal Education Society of Alberta and The Advocates' Society, November 19, 2007.
  • Presenter and Co-Author, "Proving Causation - How to Cross the Rubicon: A Review of Factual and Legal Causation", for Litigating Catastrophic Disability and Damages, Insight Information, Vancouver, B.C., October 22-23, 2007.
  • Co-Author, "Fraudulent Conveyances and Preferences", for Bankruptcy: A Creditor's Perspective, Lorman Education Services, July, 2007.
  • Speaker, "Opening and Closing Statements at Trial", Alberta Law Conference, Canadian Bar Association, March 16, 2007.
  • Co-Author, "Cross-Examination - Trials and Tribulations", Alberta Law Conference, Canadian Bar Association, March, 2007.
  • Presenter and Author, "Loss of Housekeeping Damages in Personal Injury Cases", Canadian Institute, September 30, 2004.
  • Presenter, "Traffic Accidents, Insurance and Remedies", Calgary Immigrant Aid Society and Calgary Family Services Society, May 13, 2000.
  • Speaker, "Pre-Trial Remedies", Canadian Bar Association Civil Litigation Section, January 25, 2000.
  • Author, "Using Testimonials and Test Results" (1998) Competition Law, Vol. IV, No. 2 at 210 (Federated Press).
  • Speaker, "Advising the Business Client on the Pros and Cons of Litigation", Canadian Bar Association Business Section, February 19, 1998.
  • Author, "The Debate over a Corporation's Right to a Jury Trial" (1997) Competition Law, Vol. IV, No. 1 at 201 (Federated Press).
  • Co-Author and Speaker, "Serious Soft Tissue Injuries, Causation and Alleged Malingering: Legal Analysis" (May, 1997), Difficult Personal Injury Claims (Lexpert/Silrun Information Services Limited).
  • Author, "Getting Paid for Medical Reports", Personal Injury (Newsletter), Bennett Jones Verchere, December, 1996.
  • Author, "Solus Agreements at Common Law" (1996) Competition Law, Vol. III, No. 1 at 117 (Federated Press).
  • Author, "Civil Proceedings Under the Competition Act" (1996) Competition Law, Vol. II, No. 4 at 102 (Federated Press).
  • Author, "Refusal to Deal" (1995) Competition Law, Vol. I, No. 3 at 31 (Federated Press).
  • Co-Author, "The Perils of Forgetting Your Name", Calgary Commerce Magazine, Vol. 25, No. 8, Nov. Dec. 1993 (Calgary Chamber of Commerce).
  • Editorial Assistant, Freedom of Expression and the Charter (Calgary: Thomson, 1991), D. Schneiderman, ed.
  • Indexer and Editorial Assistant, Language and the State (Montreal: Les Editions Yvon Blais, 1991) D. Schneiderman, ed.
  • Co-Editor-in-Chief, (1990) XXVIII Alberta Law Review.
  • Co-Editor, A Guide to the Alberta Personal Property Security Act (Edmonton: Alberta Law Review, 1990).
  • Co-Author, "The Judicial Nullification of Statutes Under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, 1982-1988", (1990) XXVIII Alta L. Rev. 396.
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