Tom Brookes Associate

Speaks:  English

Year of Call: 2016 - Alberta

Primary phone: +1 403-298-1093

Fax: +1 403-263-9193


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Primary office:  Calgary

Tom Brookes

Tom is an associate in the Calgary office of Gowling WLG, practising in construction law.

Tom has advised clients at all levels of the construction chain, including subcontractors and suppliers, general contractors, owners, and municipalities. He has experience in both litigation and alternate dispute resolution procedures, including mediation and arbitration. He also has experience in the following areas:

  • Builders' liens
  • Construction contract disputes
  • Construction claim preparation and analysis
  • Commercial civil litigation
  • Tendering law

Prior to joining Gowling WLG, Tom practised at a litigation boutique specializing in construction law. Tom has appeared at all levels of court in Alberta.

Career & Recognition

Filter timeline:
  • 2016

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      Year of Call, Alberta
  • 2015

    • Education
      University of Toronto, JD
    • Education
      University of Toronto, MA
  • 2012

    • Education
      University of Calgary, BA (Honours with distinction)


  • Law Society of Alberta
  • Calgary Bar Association

T. Brookes and W. D. Goodfellow, "Protect the Integrity of the Entire Tendering Process, Not the Particular Project." Construction Law Letter. Vol 35, No. 3, pages 1-7, January/February 2019.

T. Brookes and W. D. Goodfellow, "Not All Case Law is Good Law." Construction Law Letter. Vol 35, No. 2, pages 11-13, November/December 2018.

Representative Work

  • Advising an owner of a commercial/residential project in respect of multimillion-dollar lien claims,
  • Advising a general contractor against a municipality in a faulty design claim.
  • Advising a municipality in a faulty design claim against a general contractor.
  • Advising major bridge contractors in multimillion-dollar delay claims.
  • Advising a contractor in respect of multiple tendering disputes with a provincial department of transportation.