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Greg Francis, K.C., Arbitrator, Calgary, Alberta.

Greg Francis, K.C.

Greg Francis Dispute Resolution Services
1525 21 St NW
Calgary, AB T2N 2M3
Tel: (403) 829-1444
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Recognized to Alberta Chapter for:
Labour Arbitration Specialist

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Current Practice
Online / In-Person


Greg Francis was called to the Northwest Territories and Alberta bars in 1991. During his career as a lawyer, Greg worked as a Crown Prosecutor, a defence lawyer, and a Justice of the Peace in the Provincial Court of Alberta. His labour and employment law experience includes work for both a trade union and a large public sector employer, as well as serving as Equity Ombudsperson for the Law Society of Alberta. Greg was also an arbitrator of collective agreement disputes in Alberta from 2004 to 2012. After serving as General Counsel and Superintendent of Human Resources for the Calgary Board of Education from 2012 to 2018, Greg returned to providing arbitration services. He is a co-instructor of Labour Law at the Faculty of Law, University of Calgary.

Having represented and worked directly for both Management and a Trade Union, Greg understands well the needs and interests that drive disputes in a unionized workplace. In addition to serving as an arbitrator, Greg provides grievance mediation and case management services to parties seeking assistance with grievance resolution in advance of arbitration.

Greg is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Old Trout Puppet Workshop and the Alberta Teachers’ Retirement Fund. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2016.

Case Experience

  • Contract Disputes
  • Discrimination
  • Employment
  • Human Rights Act
  • Labour/Unions
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Workplace Rights
  • Wrongful Dismissal


  • 1986 - 1990 UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY Bachelor of Laws degree
  • 1980 – 1985 UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA  Bachelor of Arts (Special) degree in Political Science & French (with Distinction)

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member of the Law Society of Alberta (Non-practicing)
  • Appointed Queen's Counsel January 28, 2016

Rates Information

Available on Request.

Language Skills

English, French, Spanish

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