Marco S. Poretti


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1983 – B.Comm., University of Alberta
1987 – LL.B., University of Alberta
1988 – Admitted to the Alberta Bar

Practice Areas

Litigation, Administrative Law, Municipal Law, Construction Law, Wills, Estates & Trusts, Alternative Dispute Resolution


Marco’s practice is focused on litigation and aboriginal law, with an emphasis on commercial litigation, contract disputes, construction litigation, shareholder disputes, commercial insurance disputes, professional errors and omissions claims, and municipal property assessment complaints. He has a broad range of experience before courts, tribunals and arbitrators, and has appeared before all levels of Alberta courts, federal courts and the Supreme Court of Canada. Marco is also a certified mediator.

Over the course of his career, Marco has acted on complex and lengthy Alberta trials dealing with, among other matters, construction defects and aboriginal treaty rights. He has also defended a number of class action lawsuits involving professional liability claims and allegations of breach of trust and fiduciary duties.

Associations & Memberships

  • Edmonton Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Aboriginal Law Subsection, Canadian Bar Association
  • Civil Litigation Subsection, Canadian Bar Association

Awards & Achievements

  • The Best Lawyers™ in Canada, Aboriginal Law and Corporate and Commercial Litigation (2008 – 2022)
  • Recognized as a Leading Practitioner in the practice area of Aboriginal Law by the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory (2017, 2018, 2021)
  • Best Lawyers Aboriginal Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Edmonton (2016)
  • Certificate in Interpersonal Conflict Resolution Alberta Arbitration and Mediation Society
  • Certificate in Interest-Based Negotiation Alberta Arbitration and Mediation Society
  • Dr. Alexander Smith, Q.C. Prize in the Subject of Contract (1984 – 1985)
  • Harry A. Friedman Memorial Bursary (1984 – 1985)

Community Involvement

  • Coach, Soccer (1998 – Present)
  • Coach, Hockey (1998 – 2006)

Hobbies & Interests

  • Golf
  • Soccer (watching, coaching and playing)