Donald C. I. Lucky

Partner, Construction Team Leader

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1984 – B.Comm., University of Alberta (with Distinction)
1987 – LL.B., University of Alberta (with Distinction)
1987 – Articled to the Alberta Courts
1988 – Admitted to the Alberta Bar
1991 – LL.M., University of Cambridge (First)
2013 – Admitted to the Ontario Bar

Practice Areas

Construction Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Litigation


Don is RMRF’s team leader in Construction Law. His construction law practice involves providing advice to a large international general contractor and to many public and private owners, in respect to: construction contract delivery models and negotiation; insurance and bonding; tendering and procurement; builders’ liens; litigation and alternate dispute resolution. Don has provided advice to Contractors and Owners in numerous construction mega projects. These include power projects (oil and gas, solar, wind, nuclear and carbon capture) and 100 public-private (P3) infrastructure projects (hospitals, penitentiaries, water treatment and transportation) throughout Canada, the United States and Australia. In addition, he has appeared at all levels of the Courts of Alberta and the Northwest Territories and in mediations and arbitrations as counsel and as mediator / arbitrator.

He taught the Construction Law Course at the Faculty of Law at the University of Alberta between 2002 and 2015. He is currently on the Board of Directors of a US public company and is a Fellow and former Governor of the Canadian College of Construction Lawyers.

Don is married with two children and enjoys hockey and golf.

Associations & Memberships

  • Fellow of Canadian College of Construction Lawyers
  • Member of the Canadian Association of Law Teachers
  • Member of the Canadian Media Lawyers Association (formerly Ad IDEM)

Awards & Achievements

  • The Best Lawyers™ in Canada, Construction Law and Defamation and Media Law (2006 – 2022)
  • Best Lawyers Construction Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Edmonton (2012, 2018, 2021)
  • Who’s Who Legal: Canada 2020 in the area of Construction Law
  • International Who’s Who of Construction Lawyers
  • International Who’s Who of Public Procurement Lawyers
  • International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers
  • Recognized in the Lexpert / ROB Special Edition on Canada’s Leading Infrastructure Lawyers (2018, 2019)
  • Lexpert Leading Practitioner in Infrastructure Law (2017-2021)
  • Lexpert Leading Practitioner in Construction Law (2007 – 2021)
  • Who’s Who Legal: Canada’s Leading Business Lawyers
  • Who’s Who Legal: Government Contracts
  • Ranked in Chambers Canada, Construction Law (2018)

Educational Leadership

  • University of Alberta, Faculty of Law: Construction Law