Jason Wilkins

Partner

Jason articled with Dunphy Best Blocksom in 2001 and joined the partnership in 2010. He became a managing partner in January 2014.

Jason practices primarily in the area of family and employment law. Jason acts for both employers and employees and enjoys the perspective both bring. Jason is experienced in all facets of property disputes, spousal support, custody/access and child support. He has a particular interest in Hague Convention (international child abduction) cases.

Jason is an experienced family law mediator/ arbitrator. Jason has advocacy experience at all levels of Court in Alberta, including significant trial and appellate work. Other highlights of his career include appearing at the Supreme Court of Canada (solicitor/client privilege issue) and being appointed as Commission Counsel to the Alberta Health Services Preferential Access Inquiry for the Province of Alberta (to investigate queue-jumping allegations).

Jason was a long-serving and dedicated volunteer with Calgary Legal Guidance, receiving the Allan D. Hunter Volunteer of the Year award in 2008. He served on the Board of Cause Canada and helped with fundraising efforts for this charity, as well as a number of other community development causes.

Jason enjoys many sports/outdoor activities and coaches minor soccer and hockey. Jason loves working on the family ranch near Peers, Alberta, whenever possible.

Practice Areas

  • Family Law
  • Employment Law

Memberships

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Calgary Bar Association

Education

  • University of Alberta, LL.B, 2001
  • University of Alberta, BA, (with distinction), 1995

Publications

  • Wilkins, J. “Making sure the money talks, not walks.” 46th Annual Family Law Refresher. LESA. 2013.
  • Wilkins, J. “Kerr v. Barnow: the wages of sin revisited”. Matrimonial Property Division Seminar.

Awards

  • Allan D Hunter Volunteer of the Year – 2008