Alternative Dispute Resolution

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We have established a reputation as leaders in the advancement and use of practical and creative strategies to resolve disputed matters.

We offer three types of creative alternatives to the traditional litigation and court based model of dispute resolution: collaborative family law, mediation, and arbitration. Our alternative dispute resolution services help parties resolve their disputes in quicker, more cost-effective, and less adversarial ways. With the assistance of our ADR professionals, clients can achieve results with a higher rate of satisfaction that are more likely to ensure long-term compliance with agreements and orders. DBB offers mediation and arbitration for family law, civil, and estate disputes. Our professionals can assist with a range of hourly rates to fit most budgets, starting from $325 per hour and up.

Our firm offers several experienced lawyers who are trained in providing high-quality alternative dispute resolution services.

Our team consistently strives to increase their knowledge and training in alternative dispute resolution. Patricia Blocksom Q.C., A.O.E. provided mediation training for the Legal Education Society of Alberta. Sandy Vander Ziel and Aaron Martens, Q.C. are Registered Collaborative Family Lawyers, mediators, arbitrators, and Dispute Resolution Officers with the Court of Queen’s Bench. Gord Sterchi, Jason Wilkins, Khatera Haidery, Madison Brush also provided mediation and/or arbitration services. Several of our other partners at DBB also provide mediation and arbitration services. We have an ongoing training and mentoring program for our mediators that enables us to deliver high quality, effective and cost efficient mediation services.

Our alternative dispute resolution services include:

  • Mediation
  • Arbitration
  • Mediation/Arbitration (Med/Arb)
  • Collaborative Family Law

Our people

Patricia Blocksom, KC


T 403.750.1132

Aaron Martens, KC


T 403.750.1127

Gordon Sterchi, KC


T 403.750.1150
Jason Wilkins

Jason Wilkins


T 403.750.1107

Khatera Haidery


T 403.750.1119

Sandy Vander Ziel


T 403.750.1143

Madison Brush


T 403.750.1153