Michael J.R. ProskiwEdmonton
People going through a separation and divorce face emotional and financial consequences and they deserve a zealous advocate. I have the desire, drive and necessary skill-set to protect the financial well-being of my clients, during negotiations or in court.
I articled with an established general practice firm in Edmonton where I focused primarily on family law. As a result, I have developed a keen interest in pursuing a career focused exclusively on family law.
I understand that in family law cases clients have both their emotional and financial well-being at stake. As such, they deserve a skilled and persistent lawyer to protect their interests and guide them through the process of separation and divorce.
I earned my law degree from the University of Alberta in 2016 after receiving the F.R. (Dick) Matthews Excellence Scholarship in Law (2013) for the highest GPA among accounting students entering law school.
My pre-law background is in business, and I have a Bachelor of Commerce from the Grant MacEwan School of Business with a Major in accounting. My business and accounting background helps me to understand the true financial positions of both sides in a family law dispute where property, assets, and support are in issue. My accounting background also means that I’m able to understand and explain complex corporate, tax and financial arrangements so that my clients have a full picture of what their options are and can make informed decisions when considering settlement proposals.
Outside of work I volunteer as a baseball manager and event coordinator for the Edmonton Sport and Social Club.
Honours & Awards
- F.R. (Dick) Matthews Excellence Scholarship in Law (2013) – Highest GPA among accounting students entering law school
- Grant MacEwan University Dean’s Medal of Academic Excellence as Valedictorian (2013)
- Louise McKinney Scholarship 92012) – Academic Excellence: minimum class rank of #2 and rank in the top 1.5-2% of the class.
- Dean’s List (6 semesters: 2010-2013)
- Jason Lang Scholarship (2010, 2011 and 2013)