Kevin Feth, QC
1990 - Alberta Bar
2017 - Distinguished - Peer Rated for High Professional Achievement
2014 - 2017 - Best Lawyers International
2014 - 2015 - President, Law Society of Alberta
2010 - Appointed Queen's Counsel
Kevin Feth's practice is primarily in labour/employment, education law, and civil litigation.
Kevin is the past Chair of the firm's Labour and Employment Practice Group in Edmonton. As Counsel, he has represented clients in labour arbitrations (under both provincial legislation and the Canada Labour Code), before the Alberta Labour Relations Board, and at the Alberta Human Rights and Citizenship Commission. He provides strategic advice to clients about collective bargaining, human rights, the duty to accommodate, interest arbitration, corporate reorganizations, and management of personnel. His clients include public institutions, professional associations, provincially and federally regulated corporations, Metis Settlements, and First Nations. He was a sessional instructor in Labour Law at the University of Alberta Law School from 2004 to 2009, and is one of the authors of Remedies in Labour, Employment and Human Rights Law (Carswell 1999). He is also a past Chairperson of the Employment Insurance Board of Referees for the Alberta Regional Division.
Kevin is the Chair of the firm's Post-Secondary Education Practice Group and a member of the Canadian Association of University Solicitors. As senior legal advisor to Canada’s second largest university and counsel to several other post-secondary institutions, he provides legal advice about institutional policy, legislative compliance, labour relations, human rights, research integrity policies, government policy, and administrative practice and procedure.
Kevin's litigation practise emphasizes product liability defence, commercial lawsuits and arbitrations, professional liability defence, and policing law. He is the past Chair of the Canadian Bar Association's National Civil Litigation Section, and the past Chair of the Civil Practice Advisory Committee of the Law Society of Alberta. He is also a frequent instructor in Civil Litigation at the Alberta Bar Admission/CPLED course. He has appeared before the Supreme Court of Canada, all court levels in Alberta, the Federal Court of Canada, numerous administrative tribunals (including the Law Enforcement Review Board, the Farm Implement Board, and the Alberta Hospital Privileges Appeal Board), and local and international commercial arbitral panels.
Kevin is the past president of the Law Society of Alberta, having served as a Bencher since 2009. He recently served on the National Council of the Canadian Bar Association, after four years on the Provincial Council of the Canadian Bar Association (Alberta Branch). He has been a guest speaker for the Legal Education Society of Alberta, several sections of the Canadian Bar Association, the Faculties of Law and Education at the University of Alberta, Concordia College, and the Calgary Labour Arbitration Conference. He has presented papers for continuing legal education programs, has been published in the Lawyers Weekly and an academic journal, and serves as an occasional peer reviewer for the Alberta Law Review.
Kevin has served as the Vice-President of Pro Bono Law Alberta, a supervising lawyer with the Pro Bono Students Project, and chairperson of Student Legal Services of Edmonton. Additionally, he is the past President of the Alumni and Friends of the University of Alberta Faculty of Law Association, and recently served as a Group Commissioner for Scouts Canada.