Timothy S. Chan

Barrister & Solicitor

Timothy S. Chan received his Juris Doctor from the University of Calgary in 2020. He joined Daunais, McKay + Harms in 2019 and was called to the Alberta bar in 2021. To date, he has appeared in the Alberta Provincial Court and Court of Queen’s Bench, and co-written briefs and applications for the Alberta Court of Appeal.

Timothy treats his clients with empathy and respect, drawing upon his previous non-profit work in youth programs, healthcare, and indigenous self-governance.

Timothy is a loyal and effective advocate, cutting his teeth as an accomplished mooter in law school. He was the top-ranked oralist in the 2019 McGillivray Shield Moot and went on to achieve a 5th place team finish in the prestigious Phillip C. Jessup International Law Moot (2020 Canadian National rounds). He is the recipient of the 2020 Owen Saunders Prize in Public International Law. Timothy’s mentors and judges described him as trustworthy, quick-thinking, and calm under pressure.

Building upon his double-major in English Literature and German Language from the University of Alberta, Timothy supports his oral advocacy with skilled writing and legal research.

During law school, Timothy volunteered with Student Legal Assistance (SLA), representing clients in court on family and civil matters, and with Pro Bono Students Canada (PBSC) in the Family and Civil Duty Counsel Projects. He was also involved in student governance as the Vice President: Marketing of the Society of Law Students (SLS) and in student advocacy as an executive of the Diversity and Law Society (DLS).

As a born-and-raised Albertan, Timothy believes in giving back to the community. He is a Board Director on the Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers (FACL) – Western Chapter and chairs the FACL Western Marketing Committee, where he champions diversity in the legal profession and leads the organization’s internal and external communication strategies. He is also a formal mentor for the University of Calgary Diversity and Law Society and a panelist for their speaking events.

During his articles, Timothy presented at and co-wrote a paper on civil procedure for family lawyers for the Legal Education Society of Alberta’s Family Law Fundamentals seminar. He also judged mooting teams across the world at the preliminary and advanced international rounds of the 2021 Jessup International Law Moot.

In his spare time, Timothy enjoys road cycling, rock climbing, reading, and tabletop gaming.

Juris Doctor – University of Calgary Bachelor of Arts with Distinction, Double-Major in English Literature & German Language – University of Alberta

Counsel Comments, Oslanski v Oslanski, TakeFive September 2020 Edition (with Diane Harms, Q.C.) 

Family Law in a Time of COVID-19 (LESA Family Law Fundamentals, January 27, 2021) – with Emily Koch and Imogen Jenkins 

Family Law in a Time of COVID-19 (LESA Family Law Fundamentals, January 27, 2021) – with Emily Koch and Imogen Jenkins 

Navigating the Recruitment Process (Panelist) (Diversity and Law Society, University of Calgary) – January 5, 2021 


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Timothy S. Chan

Phone: 403-351-3631
Email: [email protected]