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Robert G. McBean, K.C., Arbitrator & Mediator, Edmonton, Alberta.

Robert G. McBean, K.C.

Parlee McLaws LLP
1700 Enbridge Centre
10175-101 Street NW
Edmonton, AB T5J 0H3
Tel: (780) 423-8580
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Recognized to Alberta Chapter for:
Civil/Commercial Mediation & Arbitration

Regularly travels out of province to: British Columbia

Other ADR Services: Fact Finding, Insurance Umpire, Med-Arb, Mini-Trial, Neutral Evaluation

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  • Practice Commenced1996
  • # of MEDS (as of 12/6/24)350
  • # of ARBS (as of 12/6/24)35
Current Practice
Online / In-Person


Bob McBean has practiced civil litigation since 1978. . Since the early 2000’s, Bob has focused his practice on the arbitration and mediation of commercial and insurance disputes.

Bob achieved the designation of Chartered Mediator (C.Med.) from the ADR Institute of Canada (ADRIC) in 2002. He has extensive practical experience in mediation having mediated hundreds of Queen’s Bench matters. Bob’s mediation experience includes the resolution of personal injury, insurance, commercial, construction, employment, and professional liability disputes.

Bob achieved the designation of Chartered Arbitrator (C.Arb.) from ADRIC in 2017. He has conducted numerous arbitrations both as sole arbitrator and Panel Chair in diverse matters including construction, commercial, partnership, shareholders’, lease and development agreement disputes. Mr. McBean has also been retained on numerous occasions as independent Referee in construction contract disputes.

Case Experience

  • Accounting
  • Architecture
  • Aviation
  • Business Dissolution
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial/Business
  • Construction
  • Contract Disputes
  • Disability Claims
  • Employment
  • Energy Sector (Oil/Gas/Nuclear)
  • Engineering
  • Estates & Trusts
  • Expropriation
  • Family Businesses
  • Franchise
  • Government/Municipalities
  • Insurance
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Libel & Slander
  • Media & Communications
  • Medical Devices
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Partnerships
  • Personal Injury
  • Police
  • Premises Liability
  • Probate
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Fees
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Real Estate
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Sports
  • Torts
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Wrongful Death
  • Wrongful Dismissal


  • University of Saskatchewan (LL.B., 1976)
  • University of Saskatchewan (B.A., 1976)

Memberships & Affiliations

  • ADR Institute of Canada (ADRIC)
  • ADR Institute of Alberta (ADRIA)
  • Western Canadian Commercial Arbitration Society (WCCAS)
  • Alberta Municipal Affairs Med-Arb and Arbitration Rosters
  • ADRIC Commercial Arbitration Roster
  • Canadian Transport Agency - List of Arbitrators
  • Alberta Energy Regulator - External Mediator Roster
  • National Energy Board - external ADR roster
  • Sessional lecturer in ADR - University of Alberta, College of Law (2012)
  • Past director - Mediation and Restorative Justice Centre (MRJC)
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada Directory in the field of Alternative Dispute Resolution for a number of years, up to and including the present

Rates Information

Rates available upon request

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