Recognized by Benchmark Canada as Canada's 2019 Trial Lawyer of the Year and 2020 Energy Litigator of the Year, Blair Yorke-Slader is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. He is a leading trial and appellate practitioner in high-stakes corporate and commercial litigation, including complex contract, shareholder, partnership and securities disputes. He has broad arbitration experience as counsel and as an arbitrator, and is a speaker and contributor on Appellate Advocacy for the Legal Education Society of Alberta. He is a recipient of the 2022 Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medal and the 2005 Alberta Centennial Medal for outstanding service to the people and province of Alberta.
"Blair Yorke-Slader [KC] is highly praised by sources who note his 'confidence and ability to see the whole picture.' He has a long-standing reputation in the energy sector with experience acting on construction-related disputes. He is regarded by commentators as 'one of the best litigators in Alberta.'"
Acritas Star Lawyers
"Phenomenal presence in a courtroom... extremely persuasive... exceptional"
Blair is consistently recommended in Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business, Best Lawyers in Canada, The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory and the Lexpert Guides to Canada's Leading Litigation Lawyers, Canada's Leading Energy Lawyers and Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Litigation Lawyers, Benchmark Canada: The Top 50 Trial Lawyers in Canada, Benchmark Canada: The Definitive Guide to Canada's Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys, The Legal 500, Acritas Star Lawyers and Leaders League.