J. Barrie Marshall, QC Partner

Speaks:  English

Year of Call (Canada): 1978 - Alberta

Primary phone: +1 403-292-9884

Secondary phone: +1 403-616-8257

Fax: +1 403-695-3508

Email: barrie.marshall@gowlingwlg.com

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Primary office:  Calgary

J. Barrie Marshall, QC

Barrie Marshall is a partner in Gowling WLG's Calgary office, practising in the area of commercial litigation with an emphasis on construction and securites law. He is highly regarded for his creative and effective litigation skills and dispute resolution strategies. His expertise in builders' lien law, in particular, makes him a frequent advisor to a broad spectrum of construction industry participants including fellow construction law practitioners.

Barrie is a past chair of the National Civil Litigation Section of the Canadian Bar Association and has held several posts with the Alberta branch of that body.

Barrie is currently a director on the Board of Appropriate Dispute Resolution Institute of Alberta (ADRIA), an affiliate of the ADR Institute of Canada (ADRIC).

Career & Recognition

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  • 2018

  • 2017

  • 2016

  • 2015

    • Rankings & Awards
      The Best Lawyers in Canada 2016
    • Rankings & Awards
      Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2015
  • 2014

    • Rankings & Awards
      The Best Lawyers in Canada 2015
    • Rankings & Awards
      Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2014
  • 2013

    • Rankings & Awards
      The Best Lawyers in Canada 2014
    • Rankings & Awards
      Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2013
    • Rankings & Awards
      The Best Lawyers in Canada® 2013
  • 2012

    • Rankings & Awards
      The Best Lawyers in Canada 2012
  • 2011

    • Rankings & Awards
      The Best Lawyers in Canada® 2011
    • Rankings & Awards
      Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory , 2011
  • 2010

    • Rankings & Awards
      The Best Lawyers in Canada® 2010
  • 2009

    • Rankings & Awards
      Appointment as Queen's Counsel
  • 1978

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      Year of Call (Canada), Alberta
  • 1977

    • Education
      Dalhousie University, LLB
  • 1974

    • Education
      Dalhousie University, BA


  • Calgary Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association, Civil Litigation and Construction sections
  • Law Society of Alberta

Barrie has been a regular speaker at various construction industry, investment industry and legal seminars. His publications have included several articles on securities litigation issues as well as builders' lien law.

Barrie has also chaired committees that have produced instructional videos on trial advocacy technique and studied the use of Contingency Fee Agreements in Alberta.

Co-author, "Construction Liens: Watch the clock - and your budget," Gowlings, March 2014.