Owen was born in Great Britain and moved to Edmonton, Alberta where he was raised. He completed his undergraduate and law school degrees at the University of Alberta. After graduating law, he spent a year clerking with Justices of the Alberta Courts of Appeal and Queen’s Bench, before moving to Grande Prairie in 2000.
Owen is the managing partner of the firm and maintains a varied practice, which includes personal injury law, civil litigation, corporate/commercial and municipal/administrative law, residential real estate and surface rights. He is a member of the Canadian Bar Association and the Alberta Civil Trial Lawyers Association and has appeared and has been successful at all levels of Court in Alberta. Owen’s broad area of practice allows him to provide assistance to his institutional, corporate and personal clients in Northern Alberta.
Owen is an active member in the community having been a past member of rotary, volunteer instructor for Council for Lifelong Learning and a sessional instructor at the Grande Prairie Regional College. He has also been a board member of several community organizations including the Northern Alberta Brain Injury Society, Community Foundation of Greater Grande Prairie, Grande Prairie Minor Soccer Association, Grande Prairie Hospice Palliative Care Society, Mighty Peace Youth Society, and as a current member of Grande Prairie Regional College Vital Campaign Board and Alberta Civil Trial Lawyers Association Board. Owen is also actively involved in various other community activities.
Owen and his wife Jodi are proud parents of four children. In his spare time Owen enjoys spending time with family, traveling, hiking and playing squash.
Representative Work/Successful Cases:
- Coulas v Ferus Natural Gas Fuels Inc, 2016 ABCA 332
- Calahasen v. Northland School Division No. 61, 2012 ABQB 611
- Another Look Ventures Inc. v. 642157 Alberta Ltd., 2012 ABCA 253
- LaChance v. Transwest Financial Services Corp., 2008 ABQB 402
- D.B.S. v. S.R.G., 2005 ABCA 2 (Appeals allowed with costs in D.B.S. v. S.R.G.  2 S.C.R. 231, 2006 SCC 37)