Jonathan Hillson specializes in litigation and dispute resolution with an emphasis on construction law. He brings a wealth of experience and outstanding advocacy skills to areas of construction, contractual and insurance law dispute resolution.
Jonathan has acquired a reputation for his strategic approach to conflict resolution, offering effective and efficient advice tailored to the individual needs of his clients. His extensive experience involves advocating for clients in cases involving construction law, builder’s lien claims, contractual disputes and insurance coverage disagreements, and bodily injury claims. He skillfully navigates traditional litigation steps such as trials and court applications while also employing emerging processes such as summary trials, along with various alternative dispute resolution mechanisms, including negotiation, mediation, judicial dispute resolution and arbitration.
Jonathan has a proven track record of successful representation in numerous high-stakes trials and arbitrations. His portfolio of accomplishments includes representing confidential clients in multi-million dollar negligence claims, construction law disputes, shareholder disputes and infrastructure arbitrations. Jonathan's impressive litigation experience includes arguing cases before the Alberta Court of Justice, the Court of King’s Bench of Alberta, the Alberta Court of Appeal, the Federal Court of Canada and the Surface Rights Board. He has also submitted numerous successful leave to appeal applications to the Supreme Court of Canada.
His expertise and dedication have earned him recognitions from Thomson Reuters Stand-out Lawyer, The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory for Construction Law, and Lexpert Special Edition - Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Infrastructure.
Jonathan is a committed member of the legal community, with active memberships in the Canadian Bar Association and Law Society of Alberta. He is a frequent speaker on topics of interest pertaining to construction law and dispute resolution, most recently presenting at the CBA Insolvency Law Conference in September 2023. Additionally, Jonathan contributes his time and expertise to various not-for-profit groups and community causes including the Sir Winston Churchill Society, the Edmonton Scottish United Soccer Club, English Heritage and the National Trust.