Welcome to Hemmingson Law Office

Mr. Hemmingson is one of the successors of a local law firm dating back to 1907. We are proud to offer a full range of legal services to clients in central Alberta. We routinely handle matters ranging from standard real estate transactions and incorporations to complex litigation. We are committed to providing quality legal services with a small town, friendly atmosphere.

Our practice areas include a wide range of commercial, litigation and business matters. We maintain an energetic, modern and professional approach to both the practice and the business of law. We offer experienced, cost-effective quality legal services for our clients with considered attention to practical alternatives that fit both the law and the circumstances.

We invite you to contact us to discuss your legal questions or concerns. After hours appointments are available by arrangement. New clients are welcome.

Recent Trial Success

Some of Mr. Hemmingson's recent trial success has included precedent-setting decisions involving family farm estates and exempt securities offerings; confirmed on appeal. These include the following reported cases from Queen's Bench and the Court of Appeal, which included the first known case in Alberta where a deceased plaintiff's action was continued to trial and the deceased person's questioning (deposition) transcripts admitted as preferred evidence by the trial judge:

and the following estate litigation cases:


Mr. Hemmingson has published articles on a range of law-related topics.

Rick's first scholarly publication was a forward-looking article titled: “Jursidiction of Future Tribal Courts in Canada: Learning From the American Experience,” which was published in the Canadian Native Law Reporter in the 1980's.

More recent work – both articles and speaking engagements - addressed Canada's gun laws and RCMP conduct during the 2013 High River flood. Some of these can be read or viewed here: