Gary Kirk Family Lawyer Calgary

Gary Kirk

Calgary, Alberta, Canada
403-233-9300 (ext. 230)
Legal Assistant:
Kylie Kotanko
403-233-9300 (ext. 332)
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Professional Summary

Gary has been practicing as a lawyer for more than 20 years.  In addition to the practice areas of Mediation/Arbitration, Wills & Estates and Family Law, Gary is also an experienced litigator.  He has appeared before all levels of court in Alberta. Gary’s reported decisions include:

  • McKenna Estate (Re), 2016 ABQB 37
  • Cormack Estate, 2016 ABQB 544
  • Cormack v. Indergaard, 2018 ABCA 41
  • Wilson Estate (Re) 2019 ABQB 726
  • Campbell v. Ensminger, 2022 ABQB 330

Gary also has extensive training as a Mediator and Arbitrator and has participated in numerous Mediation, Arbitration and Judicial Dispute Resolution Hearings, both as counsel and as Mediator/Arbitrator


Gary is a member of the Law Society of Alberta, the Canadian Bar Association and the ADR Institute of Alberta.  Gary is an active member of the Family Law and Estates & Trusts Sections of the Alberta Bar Association.

Volunteer Work

Gary's volunteer work includes conducting seminars on estate planning sponsored by The Calgary Public Library and Calgary Legal Guidance. He was a past instructor in the Negotiation segment of the CPLED course for articling students. Gary was a featured speaker at the Family, Wills & Trusts and Civil Litigation Sections of the Alberta Bar Association, and has been a presenter for the Legal Education Society of Alberta.

Areas of Practice

Mediation / Arbitration
  • Mediation and Arbitration of Estate Disputes
  • Mediation and Arbitration of Family Law Disputes
Wills and Estates
  • Wills
  • Personal Directives
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Estate Planning
  • Estate Administration
  • Applications for Grants of Probate
  • Applications for Grants of Administration
Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Separation
  • Child Custody
  • Division of Matrimonial Property
  • Child Support
  • Spousal Support

Bar Admissions

Alberta, 1998


University of Alberta, Faculty of Law, Edmonton, Alberta, CanadaLL.B. - 1997
University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, CanadaB.A. - 1986
Major: English


Will & Estate Planning Seminar, Calgary Public Library, 2008 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

Canadian Bar Association, Member, 1998 - Present

Pro Bono Activities

Calgary Legal Guidance, 2008 - Present



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Divorce, Family, and Estate Lawyers: Serving Calgary and Area

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