Gordon E.W. Barr, Q.C.
An Edmonton native and a founding partner of the law firm Barr Picard, Gordon has practiced law in Edmonton since 1977. Gordon has a practice concentration in Corporate/Commercial/Business Law, Wills & Estates, and Real Estate.
He is active in the Canadian Bar Association and currently sits as a member of its Business Law Subsection and of its Will and Estates Subsection, having formerly contributed to the national Intellectual Property Subsection and its precursor committees. He was very active in the Legal Education Society of Alberta as head of the Legal Profession portion of the Bar Admission Course and has lectured and delivered papers on numerous topics to legal groups and the public at large.
Very involved in the community, he has served on the International Trade Committee of the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce, is a former Director of the Effort Society, was a Trustee of the Devonian Botanical Foundation, was a founding Officer and President of the University of Alberta Law School Alumni Association and was President of the University of Alberta Alumni Association, a body with greater than 220,000 living members.
Gordon was appointed to the office of Queen’s Counsel in January,1996, received the International Phi of the year award from the Phi Delta Theta International Fraternity in 2004 (other recipients include astronaut Neil Armstrong, and former Secretary of State James Baker) and the Alumni Centenary award from the University of Alberta in 2009.
1977 LL.B. (University of Alberta)
1974 B.A. (University of Alberta)
1972 B.Sc (University of Alberta)
Member, Law Society of Alberta
Member, Canadian Bar Association
Member, Edmonton Bar Association
Wills & Estate Law