Craig Boyer

Craig D. Boyer

Managing Partner

Practice Description

For Craig, the regulation of professions serves an essential role in protecting the public. Craig practices administrative law in Alberta, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut, with an emphasis on professional regulation including advising and representing a number of professional regulatory authorities. He uses his experience as an advocate to solve problems for his clients rather than engaging in theoretical arguments. Since 2008, Craig has been the firm’s Managing Partner.


A second-generation administrative lawyer, Craig spent several years early in his career working together with his father, Don Boyer, Q.C. He later joined Shores Jardine LLP in 2003 in order to combine his own administrative law experience with a group of like-minded peers. Since then, he has been instrumental in building a firm that has a devotion to excellence in administrative law as its central organizing principle.

Professional Activities

Craig brings his experience in administrative law to a continuing role as pro bono counsel to a number of not-for-profit organizations. He also presents at professional development seminars and is an instructor for the Canadian Center for Professional Legal Education.

Education & Call To The Bar

  • 2014 – Admitted to the Law Society of Nunavut
  • 1996 – Admitted to the Law Society of the Northwest Territories
  • 1991 – Admitted to the Law Society of Alberta
  • 1990 – LL.B., University of Alberta
  • 1987 – BA (with distinction), University of Alberta

In His Own Words

Our reputation in the community and before the courts is our greatest asset – it takes a lifetime to build. So in everything we do, we strive to be what we expect of others and try to lead by example.

When I was called to the bar, the former Registrar of the College of Physicians & Surgeons gave me a gem of wisdom, which has served me very well. He told me to do three things to be successful:

  • Be available
  • Be affable
  • Be able

I have sought to practice following this advice.

At its core, the practice of law is listening to clients and working to solve their problems. That’s a great thing.

Away From The Office

Craig is heavily involved with his community. He has served in a variety of roles over the years — school council, minor hockey, Cub Scouts, and charitable endeavours.

Craig is a proud father of three teenage children whose abilities have outstripped his in their various athletic achievements. He supports them now, principally, in his role of professional driver to their events. When he does get a chance to partake in physical activity for himself, he is a disciple of the Shores Jardine penchant for cycling and turns to his road bike.


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