EDUCATION: J.D. University of Alberta, 2011.
M.A. (philosophy) — University of Alberta, 2008.
B.A. (honours) — University of King’s College, 2006.
Paul Barrette is an Expropriation Lawyer. He defends landowners’ property rights in forcible takings of land by governments and industry. He has acted extensively in both land compensation and surface rights settings. He has appeared in the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench, the Provincial Court, the Federal Court and before various boards and tribunals.
Paul Barrette is also a Commercial Litigation Lawyer. This area of his practice focuses on property rights and litigation over land and property interests including trespass and contested ownership. He also assists in partnership and shareholder disputes, breach of contract, and business litigation.
He is President of the Alberta Expropriation Association. He is a member of the Canadian Bar Association, the Edmonton Bar Association, the Alberta Expropriation Association, and is the president of a 60 unit Condominium Corporation. Prior to passing the bar, he completed a Master’s degree in philosophy.