Oliver Ho

Oliver Ho

Contact Information

Principal Practice Areas

  • Corporate and Commercial Litigation
  • Franchise Litigation
  • Estate and Surrogate Court Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Builders’ and Specialized Liens
  • Real Estate and Construction Litigation
  • Professional Negligence
  • Insolvency and Restructuring
  • Pension Litigation
  • Administrative Tribunal Hearings
  • Injunction Applications (including Anton Piller Orders and acting as Independent Supervising Solicitor)
  • Class Action Litigation

Born and raised in Calgary, Oliver is a graduate of the University of Calgary. He was conferred his B.A. and LL. B concurrently in 2002, and his MBA in 2016.

After articling and working as an associate with a large national firm, Oliver joined Jensen Shawa Solomon Duguid Hawkes LLP, with whom he has worked for over a decade. During his years in practice, Oliver has had the opportunity to defend physicians and now advances professional negligence claims. In addition, significant portions of Oliver's practice include corporate and commercial litigation (including construction and real estate litigation, and insolvency and restructuring work), administrative law including securities hearings, and class action lawsuits. Oliver has worked extensively with and for clients of all sizes from individuals, private companies and public companies with international operations. While he has appeared before all levels of Court in Alberta, and the Supreme Court of British Columbia, Oliver's pragmatic approach to resolving clients' disputes has assisted his clients in achieving both effective and efficient solutions.

Oliver served four years (2002-2005) as an elected member of the Senate of the University of Calgary, and was a member of the selection committee for the first Dean of the University of Calgary Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. He has also been a regular interviewer facilitating the admissions process for the medical school at the University of Calgary. Oliver is also a member of the Board of Directors for both the Youth Singers of Calgary and the Legal Archives Society of Alberta.

Oliver has been a volunteer judge for various University of Calgary Faculty of Law moot teams, is a volunteer judge and evaluator for the CPLED articling program, a coach for various high school debate teams, and a judge for the Canadian Bar Association Law Day Trial Competition.

Oliver is also a sessional instructor at the Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary.

Having competed for the University of Calgary as a member of the Varsity Track & Field Team, Oliver has continued to fulfill his interest in athletics by competing in triathlons and marathons. Oliver is also an accomplished musician having been recognized in national and international competitions. Oliver's ensembles have released a number of albums and have performed concert tours on five continents. Presently, Oliver sings and plays keyboard for the firm's band, the Advo-Cats, who have recorded no albums and have performed on only one continent.

Charity & Extra-Curricular Activities

  • University of Calgary Faculty of Law Admissions Committee Member
  • University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine Admissions Interviewer
  • Pro Bono Law Alberta volunteer lawyer
  • CPLED Evaluator
  • Practice Judge for University of Calgary Faculty of Law Moot Teams
  • Canadian Bar Association Law Day Trial Competition Judge
  • Member of the Legal Archives Society of Alberta Board of Directors
  • Advisor to the Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers, Advocacy & Policy Committee
Please contact Oliver Ho at hoo [at] jssbarristers [dot] ca if you are interested in receiving a copy of any of the following:
  • Author and Presenter, "Anton Piller Orders; an Extraordinary Remedy, and Role of the Independent Supervising Solicitor", for the Canadian Bar Association – Alberta, Civil Litigation Subsection, November 27, 2018.
  • Author and Presenter, "Hide and Seek - Latent and Patent Defects", for the Canadian Bar Association – Alberta, Residential Real Estate Law Subsection, Calgary, Alberta, December 12, 2018.
  • Author and Presenter, "Law Firm Mergers Among Canadian Law Firms; The Effect on Lawyer Retention", a Thesis for the University of Calgary, September 7, 2016.
  • Author and Presenter, "Latent and Patent Defects", for the Canadian Bar Association - Alberta, Residential Real Estate Law Subsection, Calgary, Alberta, September 9, 2015.
  • Author and Presenter, "CCAA Primer - Staying Involved When Your Client Needs It Most", for client presentation, March 11, 2015.
  • Author and Presenter, "Preparing for Trial under the New Rules of Court", for the Canadian Bar Association - Alberta, Personal Injury (South) Subsection, Calgary, Alberta, December 6, 2011.
  • Author and Presenter, "Comparison of Sections of Old Rules of Court and New Rules of Court", for the Canadian Bar Association - Alberta, Civil Litigation (North) Subsection, Edmonton, Alberta, November 15, 2011.
  • Author, "Expropriation Handbook, Regarding: Expropriation Act, R.S.A. 2000, c. E-13"
  • Author and Presenter, "Proving Causation in Medical Negligence Cases", for the Alberta Civil Trial Lawyers Association, December 2007.
  • Co-Author with John Ramsay, QC, "Bill 44 - Personal Information Protection Act, Alberta's Private Sector Privacy Legislation: The Impact on Your Business".
  • Co-Author with Clark Roberts, "The Office of the Privacy Commissioner: Procedure and Decisions".
  • Author on behalf of the Canadian Bar Association, Alberta Privacy Legislation Working Group "Submissions Regarding the Development of Providing Sector Privacy Legislation".
  • Author, "Alberta, Personal Information Protection Act, a Summary and Comparisons to PIPEDA".
  • Contributor, "British Columbia, Personal Information Protection Act, a Summary and Comparison to PIPEDA".
  • Author, "Personal Information Protection Act, a Comparison Between Alberta's and British Columbia's Privacy Legislation".






作為一名校田徑隊隊員,何律師曾代表卡加里大學進行比賽。目前,通過在鐵人三項和馬拉松領域的競賽,何律師仍在持續實現他對體育的熱愛。此外,何律師還是一位頗有成就的音樂家,在各種全國和國際競賽中都曾獲得過獎項。何律師的樂團已發布過一張專輯,並曾在五大洲的音樂會上巡演。目前,何律師是本所樂隊 Anton Piller and the Shredders的主唱兼鍵盤手,該樂隊目前尚未發行任何專輯,且只在一個大洲表演過。



  • 卡加里大學醫學院錄取面試官
  • 阿爾伯塔法律援助律師
  • CPLED評審員
  • 卡加里大學法院模擬法庭法官
  • 加拿大法律協會法律日庭審競賽評委
  • 阿爾伯塔法律檔案協會董事會成員
  • 加拿大亞洲律師聯盟協會成員
  • 卡加里青年歌手董事會成員


  • 公司和商業訴訟 專營訴訟
  • 遺囑和遺產
  • 個人傷害
  • 留置權糾紛
  • 房地產訴訟
  • 職業準則和職業過失
  • 破產和重組
  • 養老金訴訟
  • 行政法


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  • 英語