Bob Sokalski LL.B.
Called to the Bar in 1980, Bob is involved in corporate/commercial, contract and product liability litigation, including litigation related employment matters, expedited injunctive relief, judicial review, professional discipline and professional negligence matters, with specialized areas of practice including media law and sports law.
Bob is a Bar Association Life Council Member, Lecturer for Bar Association and Law Society, Lecturer on Media Law at Red River College, Chair of Manitoba Media Law Subsection, Member of Canadian Media Lawyers Association, and Canadian Defence Lawyers Association.
Bar Association Community Service Award Recipient, Special Olympics Manitoba Past President and National Chairperson’s Award Recipient, Chair of the Honourary Board, Member of the Manitoba Club, Past Chair of Riverview Health Centre Foundation and Award recipient and Member of Blue Bomber Alumni Board.
Bob has been lead counsel in over 100 reported cases in addition to many unreported arbitration decisions, as well as professional discipline decisions and sports discipline and sports arbitration decisions.
Bob has been described as a lawyer who “… will go through the wall if necessary” in serving his clients’ interests. When it’s last down on the goal line they’d much prefer to have Bob on their side.
Areas of Expertise
- Corporate & Commercial Litigation
- Products Liability
- Wrongful Dismissal and Workplace Health & Safety Issues
- Estate Litigation
- Construction Law
- Professional Liability & Discipline & Representation of Professional Bodies
- Media Law
- Sports Law
- Public Inquiries
- Human Rights
Experience & Accreditation
Bob has been lead counsel in over 100 reported cases in addition to many unreported arbitration decisions, as well as professional discipline decisions and sports discipline decisions, and is often quoted on a variety of topics in legal journals and other media.
Recognized in the past with very high rating by Martindale Hubbell, as well as in the Benchmark Canada Guide to Canada’s Leading Litigation Counsel where he was described as a lawyer who “… will go through the wall if necessary” in serving his client’s interests. Bob’s background in sport explains his competitive edge, and as a result, clients often engage Bob for the intensity that he delivers, because when it’s last down on the goal line they’d much prefer to have Bob on their side of the line of scrimmage.
Recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada in the practice area of Defamation and Media Law.
- Manitoba Bar Association Community Service Award Recipient
- Special Olympics Manitoba:
- Past President
- National Chairperson’s Award Recipient
- Chair of the Honourary Board
- Board Member, Winnipeg Steelers Executive Hockey Team
- Board Member, Winnipeg Blue Bomber Alumni Association
- Member, Manitoba Club
- Member, Redboine Club
- Vice-Chair, Riverview Health Centre Foundation
- Vice Chair of Development Committee
- Recipient of Friend of Riverview Award for service to the Foundation