Brendan M. Miller

Brendan M. Miller

Partner
Location:
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Phone:
403-267-8467
Fax:
403-264-9400
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Brendan is a litigation and appellate lawyer in the areas of criminal, regulatory, public, constitutional, administrative, civil, and international law.

Brendan’s criminal and regulatory practice involves asserting his clients' civil rights under the constitution and other civil and human rights laws. He has acted as defence counsel on complex criminal and regulatory matters, including homicides, commercial offences (allegations of fraud and securities charges), commercial transportation offences, environmental offences, as well as Occupation Health and Safety charges where serious injury or death has occurred. Whether acting for an individual or a Fortune 500 Company, Brendan uses his knowledge of constitutional, regulatory and criminal procedure to ensure the best outcomes for his clients.

Brendan’s constitutional law practice includes First Nations litigation, and he invokes the constitution to defend individuals and companies rights against government activity and unconstitutional legislation and he holds a Master of Constitutional Law from Osgoode Hall Law School. Brendan has acted as counsel on numerous precedent setting cases in the area of constitutional law and civil rights. He is regularly both consulted and hired by legal counsel outside Walsh LLP to assist with the constitutional and civil rights aspects of their cases.

He has acted as counsel before all levels of Court in Alberta including the Provincial Court, Court of Queen's Bench, and Court of Appeal. He has also acted as counsel before the Territorial Court of the Yukon Territory, the Superior Court of the Yukon Territory, Provincial Court of Saskatchewan, the Federal Court of Canada, and the Supreme Court of Canada. Further, Brendan accepts retainers from outside counsel to “ghost write” briefs and appellant factums in all areas of law.

Brendan has conducted matters before administrative tribunals including the Chartered Accountants of Alberta Disciplinary Tribunal, Alberta College of Social Work Disciplinary Tribunal, Parole Board of Canada Appeal Division, Municipal Councils, Service Canada Board of Referees (Employment Insurance charges), Transportation and Safety Board of Alberta (driving suspensions and National Safety Code), and the Alberta Motor Vehicle Industry Council. He also accepts cases for the appeal and judicial review of decisions made by administrative and government bodies.

Since 2009 Brendan has been a guest lecturer at Mount Royal University in constitutional rights. He has also been an instructor in the Trial Advocacy Course at the University of Calgary Law School since 2015.

Education and Professional Development

Bachelor of Arts in Justice Studies, Royal Roads University
Juris Doctor, Bond University
Master of Constitutional Law, Osgoode Hall (Candidate) 

Areas of practice

Civil Litigation 
First Nations Law
Regulatory, Criminal & Public Law