Growing up in Central Alberta, Kai Thompson moved east to study French at both the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières and the Faculty of Continuing Education at McGill University. After successfully obtaining a French language bilingual certification, Kai returned to Alberta where he obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with Distinction from the University of Lethbridge. During his undergraduate studies, Kai worked as a researcher with the Litigation Management Resolution Branch of the Department of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (now Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada).
Kai obtained his Juris Doctorate from the University of Alberta. During law school, Kai was a volunteer with Student Legal Services – Civil Project. Kai completed his articles with a mid-size firm in Red Deer and upon the completion of his articles, Kai moved to Edmonton to open the Edmonton office of Donna Purcell QC Law.
Kai maintains a general litigation practice, including civil litigation, employment, and personal injury, along with a wills and estates practice.
Kai has appeared as counsel before the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta and the Provincial Court of Alberta on behalf of individuals, corporations, non-profit organizations and public sector clients. Kai’s research and strong oral advocacy skills ensure his client’s interests are heard and well represented.
Kai is an avid golfer, and enjoys travelling and new culinary experiences.
- Law Society of Alberta
- Canadian Bar Association – Labour and Employment Section; Civil Litigation Section; and, Young Lawyers Section
- Alberta Civil Trial Lawyers Association
- Advocates’ Society