Blair’s practice for many years was focused on general civil litigation. However in recent years he has served extensively as a labour arbitrator and as an arbitrator and mediator in commercial and other types of disputes. Blair also has a significant administrative law component to his practice, acting for several professional colleges in relation to conduct investigations and proceedings.


  • Services


    Litigation & Dispute Resolution

    Labour & Employment

  • Education

    University of Manitoba, LL.B., 1977
    University of Manitoba, Bachelor of Arts, 1974

  • Bar Admissions

    Manitoba, 1978

  • Achievements

    Queen’s Counsel, 1992

    Fellow of American College of Trial Lawyers since 2004

    Blair has been selected on several occasions by his peers to be included in the Best Lawyers in Canada in the area of Alternative Dispute Resolution.

    Best Lawyers 2021 Alternative Dispute Resolution Law “Lawyer of the Year”

  • In the Community

    Former National Vice-President of the Canadian Red Cross Society

    Order of the Red Cross (Officer)

    Remains an active volunteer with the Canadian Red Cross and the United Way of Winnipeg

  • Legal Teachings

    Former lecturer, seminar leader and course head of the litigation segment of the Law Society of Manitoba’s Bar Admission program
    Faculty Member of the Intensive Advocacy Program sponsored by the Continuing Education Division of the Law Society of Manitoba