Rhys Martin

Rhys Martin

403-776-3654

rmartin@poolelawyers.com

Rhys Martin

Associate

I was drawn to the practice of law in hopes that I can make a positive impact in people’s lives and in my community. I have been able to achieve this goal by working with Poole Lawyers and contributing to our firm’s track record of helping people and ensuring the legal profession is meeting the high standards required of it. I am grateful to have the opportunity to work along side dedicated lawyers whose goal is to provide options to those seeking justice where they may not have previously received it.

Poole Lawyers specializes in malpractice claims in the legal profession; we also offer services in other areas of professional malpractice and complex civil and commercial litigation.

I was born and raised in Calgary. Before I began following in my mother’s footsteps to become a lawyer, I spent approximately 10 years working in the technical production side of the performing arts, events, and live entertainment industries across Alberta. Poole Lawyers is an ardent supporter of the arts, and has allowed me new opportunities to be involved and support our local arts community.

Outside of work I enjoy spending quality time with my fiancé and our cat, cooking, collecting cookbooks, and voraciously reading. I also continue to strive and see as much of the fantastic theatre and live arts performances happening around our city as I can.

Experience:

2023 – Joined Poole Lawyers as an Associate.

2022 – Began Articling at Poole Lawyers.

2021 – Worked as a Summer/Winter Law Student with Alberta Justice and Solicitor General, working with the Family and Surrogate Court Litigation and Civil Litigation teams.

2019-2021 – Volunteered with ProBono Students Canada’s Trans ID Clinic project, where I assisted people by making government forms for correcting names and gender markers accessible and understandable.

2012-2022 – Worked in technical production roles in the performing arts, events, and live entertainment industries across Alberta.

Education:

2022 – Juris Doctor – University of Calgary.

2015 – Bachelor of Fine Arts (with Distinction) – Drama in Technical Theatre and Production – University of Alberta.