I am a lawyer with 40 years of litigation experience, having been lead counsel on over a thousand hearings, trials and appeals in all levels of court in this province and in the Supreme Court of Canada, including some 50 formally reported decisions and well over 100 posted on CanLii. Through my professional experience and as a member of professional, wine industry and community organizations I am well-versed in in problem and dispute resolution and in understanding and working with people in difficult situations toward a positive outcome. An effective communicator, I have the ability to assess problems expeditiously and to relate to people from all walks of life. As one who sees life as an opportunity to learn, I never let my mind get stale, but rather seek to educate myself in a wide range of areas. I have taken that learning and passed it on writing, including articles in the Advocate, Bartalk and Canadian Arbitration and Mediation Journal magazines, as author of the Advocate Wine Column and serving as a faculty member in many continuing legal educational conferences and seminars. I have also authored a number of decisions for the BCCRT and Law Society.
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B.A. (cum laude in philosophy): Cornell University, 1975
Mr. Michael F. Welsh, Q.C., FCIArb., C.Fam Arb.
Law office of Michael Welsh Dispute ResolutionPenticton BC (British Columbia) CA
ADR Certified Designation : C. Arb and C. Med
VanIAC Panel(s) : Domestic Arbitration, Mediation, Underinsured Motorist Protection (UMP)
Practice Areas : Aboriginal Law, Construction Law, Consumer Law, Employment Law, General Civil Law, Government Law, Human Rights Law, Insurance Law, Leaky Condo Law, Municipal Law, Negligence Law, Online Dispute Resolution, Person Injury Law, Professional Negligence Law, Professional Organizational Law, Real Estate Law, Sale of Good Law, Shareholders Rights and Disputes, Small Business Law, Wills and Estates Law, Workplace Law