Barrister & Solicitor
Direct Phone: 403-444-1163 ext. 200
Tiro was called to the Bar in Alberta in 1996 and has practiced law in Calgary for over 22 years. Tiro’s not sure how it happened, but these days he’s considered to be a “senior practitioner” and the rest of the Admiral team never misses an opportunity to emphasize the “senior” part.
Tiro has practiced law long enough that sometimes he summarizes what he does as “I fix things”, but there’s more to it, obviously. At Admiral Law we definitely “fix things” but we also get clients to where they want to be, whether it’s through a complicated sequence of corporate transactions, a simple house purchase or assisting with their estate planning. As a litigator, Tiro has appeared at all levels of court in Alberta as well as in the Federal Court in files that have ranged from commercial insolvency to estate litigation.
While we never sacrifice the quality of our legal advice and work product, we consistently get feedback from clients who appreciate our relaxed style and our sensitivity to their particular circumstances. We value long term relationships with people whom we like and respect.
Tiro grew up on Vancouver Island in Sidney, BC and still loves the ocean. Before becoming a lawyer, Tiro was a mineral exploration geologist on projects ranging from Yukon through British Columbia and into the North Western United States. Rocks still fascinate him as they all have a story to tell. Tiro has two children, a daughter who is currently studying at the University of Victoria and a son at Western University. For fun, Tiro enjoys playing hockey with the Tuesday night boys, as well as fishing and sailing – usually on the West Coast but in warmer waters if the opportunity arises. In other spare time, Tiro has been reacquainting himself with his love of saxophones (SeaWind saxes made on Vancouver Island by Phil Dwyer and Claudio Fantinato), including playing in the Calgary North Gold Jazz band in the Westwinds Musical Society.