Robert Joseph is a lawyer who loves helping people and corporations resolve disputes quickly and affordably. With his experience in construction, design and field work, he can speak the language and understand the unique challenges that come with this industry.
But what sets Robert apart is his approach to conflict resolution. He’s not about being aggressive for the sake of it. Instead, he uses the best methods possible to meet the client’s needs. Sometimes that means being tough and other times it means being flexible. It's all about finding the most efficient and effective resolutions.
Robert knows construction and litigation. He worked as a design and construction engineer for many years and was the president of the CBA Construction Northern Alberta Section for seven years. He is also one of the few invited members of the Construction Lawyers Society of America in Alberta and designed and taught “Contract law and Construction Documents” which was a core course for the diploma of Construction Management at the University of Alberta. He also was recognized as an authority in the area by his appointment to King’s Counsel in 2022.
Overall, Robert is a well-rounded and experienced lawyer who's committed to making the legal process as effective and efficient as possible for his clients.
Value to Clients
“I am a problem solver. A lawyer that brings conflict and disputes to a resolution using the best method for each unique situation and the specific people involved. I am adept at negotiations because I can see that there are two sides to every story, and I can scrape away the emotion and get to the needs and wants of the parties. As an engineer and a lawyer, I can see the logical aspects as well as the personal or professional aspects of most problems, which often leads to quicker resolution."
Outside the Office
Robert is married with two wonderful children that are the light of his life. He enjoys playing golf, swimming, walking, and spending time with his family. He has travelled extensively to over 40 countries as he takes pleasure in learning languages including having proficiency in French, Spanish and Malayalam. Robert also collects cultural masks from many countries and cultures around the world.
Construction Lawyers Society of America
Canadian Bar Association, Construction Section Northern Alberta
2007 - 2014
University of Alberta
2012 - 2015