Rob Reynolds brings an impressive background in public service and law to Alberta Counsel. Prior to pursuing a career in law, Rob worked on constitutional files in Government of Alberta in the 1980’s during the constitutional negotiations. After law school, he worked in private practice and then went on to a career at the Alberta Legislative Assembly as Parliamentary Counsel eventually becoming Clerk of the Assembly. He retired from the Assembly in September 2018 after 25 years of service and joined Alberta Counsel in 2019. Rob’s practice focuses on public law issues including administrative, constitutional, Indigenous, and municipal law. Rob has experience drafting Bills and is pleased to assist clients in drafting of bylaws. He is also available to advise clients on statutory interpretation issues which arise often in litigation. Over the course of a decade, Rob taught a course at the University of Alberta Faculty of Law on Legislative Process and Legislative Drafting incorporating many aspects of statutory interpretation. He can draw on his 25 years’ experience on the floor of the Assembly to assist Councils and organizations with conducting meetings. As a former senior public servant, Rob is pleased to apply his extensive knowledge of the Alberta public service to help clients navigate Government. Rob has advised and negotiated with senior decision makers, both elected and non-elected, for years and is comfortable in that environment.
Rob is originally from Vancouver. He attended university in Ontario but has lived in Edmonton for over 40 years. He is married to Ritu and together they have two young adult sons.