Kyle R. Kawanami


Practice Areas

Admitted To Bar

Alberta, 2007


2006 LL.B. with distinction (University of Alberta)

2003 B.A. with distinction (University of Alberta)

Kyle’s practice is focused on civil litigation with an emphasis on creditors’ rights, bankruptcy and insolvency matters, commercial disputes, and mortgage foreclosures.  

Kyle also has experience in general civil litigation and professional liability matters. Kyle has appeared frequently before the Provincial Court of Alberta and the Alberta Court of Queen's Bench.

Kyle served as the co-chair of the Northern Alberta Creditors Rights' Section of the Canadian Bar Association, from 2008-2013; was one of the Northern Alberta Section Coordinators for the Canadian Bar Association - Alberta Branch from 2016-2018; and was one of eight inaugural elected members of the Board of Directors for the Canadian Bar Association - Alberta Branch, being elected by CBA members from across the province for a one-year term in October of 2019.

Kyle has previously presented to the CAIRP Insolvency and Restructuring Forum and the Legal Education Society of Alberta on topics including allocation of costs in insolvency proceedings and dealing with self-represented litigants in residential foreclosure proceedings. Kyle also previously served on the Board of Directors of Workshop West Playwrights Theatre.

Kyle currently serves as a coach for the University of Alberta's moot program.

Director, Canadian Bar Association - Alberta Branch

Member, Law Society of Alberta

Member, Canadian Bar Association

Member, Civil Litigation, Debtor & Creditor Law, Construction Law, Canadian Bar Association

Member, Young Insolvency Professionals Practicing in Edmonton

Coach, University of Alberta Court of Appeal Moot - Civil