Jason Buttuls

Senior Associate

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Jason is a disputes lawyer with a focus on construction litigation and arbitration. As a construction lawyer, he acts on behalf of owners, contractors and subcontractors in disputes regarding construction and engineering projects.

He has experience with the Prompt Payment and Construction Lien Act and related disputes. He has appeared before the Provincial Court of Alberta and the Alberta Court of Queen's Bench. Jason has also appeared before various arbitral tribunals, including ICC arbitrations, and administrative tribunals, including the Environmental Appeals Board, the Municipal Government Board and various Subdivision and Development Appeal Boards.


  • Counsel for a variety of clients, owners and contractors, related to Builders' Lien actions.
  • Counsel for a rail transportation company involved in an arbitration regarding a consortium dispute.
  • Counsel for a potash mining and processing company involved in a large-scale construction and engineering dispute.
  • Counsel for a sulphur processing company involved in an ICC arbitration regarding a construction dispute.
  • Graham Building Services v. Saskatoon (City), 2018 SKQB 336; Acted for contractor in successfully seeking leave to appeal an arbitration decision.
  • Counsel for an EPC contractor involved in a dispute with the owner and operator of a carbon capture facility.
  • Counsel for a contractor involved in a dispute regarding an oil sands project.
  • Counsel for a mechanical contractor in an insured dispute regarding a major institutional building in Calgary.
  • Town of Canmore v Municipal District of Bighorn No. 8 (re Bylaw 12/15, Dead Man's Flats Area Structure Plan, 2017 ABMGB 10 – Intermunicipal Dispute.
  • Obeng v Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 1032, 2014 CanLII 76780 – Labour Relations Board Dispute.

Beyond our Walls

Professional Involvement

  • Member, The Advocates' Society
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Law Society of Alberta
  • Member, Calgary Bar Association
  • Member, Law Society of Saskatchewan

Community Involvement

  • Volunteer, BLG Reads to Kids
  • Volunteer, Civil Claims Duty Counsel, Provincial Court of Alberta
  • Director, StoryBook Theatre Society

Awards & Recognitions

  • Recognized in the 2023 edition of The Legal 500 Canada as a "Rising star" (Construction) 

Bar Admission & Education

  • Saskatchewan, 2017
  • Alberta, 2013
  • JD, University of Alberta, 2012
  • BBA, Thompson Rivers University, 2008