Family lawyer, formerly schoolteacher and professor, Ed McCann has the experience and perspective that results from over four decades of experience with students, academics and clients. He earned an Honours B.A. in 1962 from Queen’s University in Belfast, Northern Ireland, followed by his Diploma in Education in 1963 from the same institution. He taught at Rainey Endowed School in Magherafelt, Northern Ireland until 1968. In 1970 he earned his M.Ed. degree from the University of Wales, and his M.Sc. in 1977 from the University of Bradford in England.
From 1969 to 1984, Ed was a Professor of Educational Psychology at Stranmillis College in Belfast, and an accredited Professor of Educational Psychology at Belfast’s Queen’s University. He then changed both his career and his country, coming to Canada to earn a LL.B. degree from the University of Calgary in 1986. He first worked with the firm of McConnan, Bion O’Connor & Peterson in Victoria before joining Soby Boyden Lenz LLP in 1989, where he has since remained, becoming a partner in 1991.
Ed has litigated, in all levels of Court in Alberta, issues involving spousal and child support, custody and access, matrimonial and common law property division, international family law and child abduction, and same-sex relationships.
Ed was married in July 1982 and has one daughter born in June 1990.
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