Benjamin J. Kormos

Benjamin J. Kormos

Partner
Location:
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Phone:
403-267-8459
Fax:
403-264-9400
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Ben is a partner at Walsh, esteemed member of countless groups and organisations and a philanthropist with an eye for fashion and the arts. His practice is focused primarily on estate, wills and trust litigation, and commercial litigation, and he is accepting referrals to be the arbitrator or meditator for parties in those matters. Despite all that – and an impressive shoe collection – Ben can’t dance. Never could and never will – and that’s perfectly fine with him. He rests assured knowing his two left feet always look sharp and stylish on the sidelines!

A curiosity for learning, the ability to adapt to new situations and a relentless dedication to creative problem solving have underscored Ben’s career and approach to the law. Ben was born in Yorkton, Saskatchewan and grew up on a pure grain farm. While the daily challenges of the ancient farm equipment were far from the rigours of legal work, they taught him about perseverance and the value of finding unique solutions to equally unique problems.

After a short journey from Saskatchewan to Alberta for his undergrad – and back to Saskatchewan to earn his law degree – Ben settled in Calgary where he established a remarkable and diverse practice. His expertise and achievement now extend far beyond the walls of Walsh. Ben serves as an executive member of the Canadian Bar Association for Civil Litigation, Wills & Trusts, and Construction, and as a member of the Alternative Dispute Resolution section and as a member and previous president of the Rotary Club of Calgary West.

Ben’s taste for travel, community and experiences drive him to travel often, study languages and pursue a passion for photography. The same natural and genuine sense of empathy for others and their circumstances that is at the core of his professional approach fuels his personal life, as he loves to discover and tell stories that connect people with each other – just so long as they don’t end up dancing.

Education and Professional Development

Bachelor of Arts (Dean’s List), University of Calgary
Bachelor of Laws (Juris Doctor), University of Saskatchewan
Qualified Arbitrator (Q. Arb) Candidate (in progress)
Qualified Mediator (Q. Med) Candidate (in progress)
Trust and Estate Practitioner (TEP), Affiliate / Candidate (in progress)

Affiliations

Canadian Bar Association
*Alternative Dispute Resolution (Member)
*Civil Litigation Executive
*Construction and Liens Section Executive
*Wills & Trusts Section Executive
Calgary Bar Association
Estate Planning Council of Calgary (Member)
Calgary Chamber of Commerce
Law Society of Alberta
Rotary (Calgary West), President (2017-18)

Publications

Legal Education Society of Alberta (Wills, Trusts & Estate, and Civil Litigation)
International Business Law Journal
Intellectual Property Journal
Criminal Law Quarterly
Alberta Law Review

Cited in:
*Adam Montgomery hard-cover, The Invisible Injured (Montreal: 2017, McGill)
*Chris Madsen, Military: Law and Operations, looseleaf (Aurora: Canada Law Book)

Areas of practice

Civil Litigation
Estate, Wills & Trusts Litigation

Languages Spoken

French (reasonably fluent)
Spanish (learning / conversational, sometimes)
Portuguese (beginner - okay "newbie")