Dwayne W. Chomyn, K.C.

Professional Practice

  • Labour & Employment:
    • Represents a range of clients in both the public and private sector
    • Provides legal services to governments at the municipal and provincial level and to a wide range of crown and public agencies in healthcare, gaming, crown owned banking and educational institutions
    • Chaired public consultations and provided advice to Government Ministries in regards to Market Enhancement Recovery Funds (MERFs), Competitive Construction Initiatives and the Education Sector
    • Represents a range of clients in the private sector, including the oilsands, fabrication, manufacturing, construction, resource, pulp, solid wood, transportation, communication, airline, sea-going supply vessel, river barge, meat packing, grain and lentil industries
  • Professional Conduct:
    • Provides advice and counsel to professional investigative and discipline committees
  • Professional Activities:
    • Frequently represents or supports employers in high-risk high-reward negotiations, designs strategic reorganizations with a view to providing employers with more favorable labour relations outcomes and platforms and assists employers during certification efforts

Provides advice, representation and advocacy in interest arbitrations, rights arbitrations, labour relations board proceedings, employment standards claims, wrongful dismissal litigation, human rights complaints, workers' compensation appeal proceedings, human rights investigations and hearings and related legal matters

Appears before courts at all levels, arbitration tribunals, labour relations boards, workers' compensation tribunals, employment standards umpires and human rights tribunals in Alberta and elsewhere

Appears in Alberta, the Northwest Territories, Nunavut, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Nova Scotia, Quebec and Newfoundland to discharge these professional responsibilities

Appears and is qualified as an expert in Queen's Bench trials


  • Law Society of Alberta
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers


  • Appointed Queen's Counsel
  • Prestigious A-V Preeminent Attorney rating, the highest awarded by Martindale Hubbell
  • Ranked in Chambers Canada in the Employment & Labour law category (Alberta).
  • "Leading Senior Practitioner" status with Lexpert Canada in labour relations and employment law
  • Inclusion in "Best Lawyers in Canada" rankings for labour and employment law
  • "Top 100 Labour Lawyers in Canada"

Teaching, Training & Publications

  • Prepares and presents papers, and speaks regularly at conferences and seminars dealing with labour and employment law topics
  • Provides in-house supervisor and management training
  • Guest lecturer at the University of Alberta in collective bargaining, negotiations, labour law, human rights law and has served as a mock arbitrator in labour arbitration classes
  • Contributor to Principles of Administrative Law (Jones and deVillars) (2nd through to the 5th Edition) and published in the Labour Arbitration Year Book (Carswell).

Community Contributions

  • Volunteer board member with various non-profit community organizations
  • Director of a national ethnic association
  • Coach of children's recreational teams in the community
  • Provides pro bono (at no fee or at reduced fees) legal services to non-profit agencies

Contact Information




Law School: University of Alberta
(LLB, 1986)

Year of Call
1987 - Alberta