Year of Call: 1992 (Alberta)
Education: Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) University of Alberta – 1991
Bachelor of Arts with Specialization in Economics and Political Science (B.A. (Spec)) – 1988
Professional Associations: Law Society of Alberta, Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Rodger C. Gibbs is a partner of the firm. Mr. Gibbs joined Hajduk Law Office in October, 1996. On June 1, 1997, Mr. Gibbs joined in partnership with Richard B. Hajduk to form HAJDUK & GIBBS, now called HAJDUK GIBBS LLP. Mr. Gibbs’ area of practice concentrates primarily on Civil Litigation, including Plaintiff Personal Injury Litigation, but with many other areas of law being practised, also.
Mr. Gibbs is a member in good standing of the Law Society of Alberta and a member of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America. Mr. Gibbs has extensive legal experience and has been counsel for many people, corporations and financial institutions.
Mr. Gibbs is an experienced trial lawyer and litigator whose advocacy skills have been honed by participation in hundreds of trials, applications, appeals and other matters before all levels of the Alberta Courts, including the Alberta Court of Appeal, the Supreme Court of Canada, and the Federal Court of Canada. He has also represented clients’ interests before various administrative tribunals including the Workers’ Compensation Board. Rodger C. Gibbs recently appeared as co-counsel in a case involving s. 15 of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms before the Supreme Court of Canada.
Mr. Gibbs has negotiated many settlements in personal injury matters, often obtaining settlements in the tens of thousands and sometimes in the hundreds of thousands of dollars, depending on the severity of injuries or loss suffered.
Mr. Gibbs has volunteered to speak to high school classes on issues of law, mentor junior lawyers, and to serve on various Law Society of Alberta Committees. He has also been privileged to be asked to provide advice and assistance to other law firms with particularly difficult or unusual litigation files, including assuming handling the litigation permanently or temporarily.
Mr. Gibbs is someone from whom junior and senior lawyers alike feel comfortable seeking advice and assistance, whether on issues of civil or divorce procedure, litigation strategy, ethics or professional responsibility or otherwise. Mr. Gibbs has a special interest in the use of computers in the efficient provision of legal services, in the practise of law, and in litigation, including legal research.
Mr. Gibbs has in the past been privileged and trusted to temporarily run another lawyers’ law office while the other lawyer was away and recovering from illness.
Mr. Gibbs also has considerable experience in the areas of commercial collections and mortgage foreclosures.
Mr. Gibbs practises, alone or in conjunction with other members of the firm, in the following areas:
- Civil & Commercial Litigation
- Aboriginal Litigation
- Incorporation, Organization, Maintenance & Reorganization of Companies
- Registration of Trade-Marks and Trade-Names
- Personal Injury
- Mortgage Foreclosures and Collection proceedings on behalf of Commercial Lenders
- Conduct of Litigation Files on referral from other Law Firms
- Prenuptial, Cohabitation and Separation Agreements
- Divorce and Family Law, including Child Custody, Access, Maintenance
- Division of Matrimonial Property and Spousal Support
Volunteer / Community Activities: Mr. Gibbs is a Volunteer Canvasser for the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, and has also volunteered to play music along with other musicians at various seniors’ lodges, hospitals and other community events.
Interests: Mr. Gibbs enjoys music, playing guitar, reading, walking, cycling and exercise in general. He is also an accomplished fiddle player.