Christopher M. Young Partner
Christopher Young is a founding partner of Swainson Miki Peskett and member of the firm’s commercial litigation team. Chris has acted for a range of public and private corporations, municipalities, and individuals in a wide variety of litigation matters, including:
contractual disputes, security enforcement, and debt collection;
construction, builders’ lien, and surety bond claims;
commercial lease disputes and enforcement; and
bankruptcy and insolvency matters.
A proud Edmontonian, Chris is a graduate of the University of Alberta with degrees in both Commerce (2006) and Law (2009). Chris has also completed the Legal Education Society of Alberta’s Intensive Advocacy course. Before becoming a lawyer, Chris developed experience working for a federal cabinet minister, as well as with a provincial quasi-judicial tribunal.
Through education and experience, Chris has developed a pragmatic and analytical approach that serves as an asset to clients and coworkers alike. By providing forthright and practical advice, Chris assists clients with navigating complex disputes and enables them to make informed decisions in pursuing or defending formal legal actions.
Chris regularly volunteers in the community, including with the University of Alberta and through providing pro bono legal advice through the Edmonton Community Legal Centre. He has also been an active member of the Canadian Bar Association, having served as Co-Chair of the Construction Law section for North Alberta and on the steering committee for the 2016 National Construction & Infrastructure Law Conference. In his spare time, Chris enjoys exploring the city with his family, as well as planning and embarking on travel abroad.