Timothy Byron has been practicing law in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo for over twelve years. Along with his wife, Mila Byron, Timothy is an owner and managing partner of the Byron and Company Law Offices of Fort McMurray, Alberta, a practice that is focused on real estate, estate laws, business law and general litigation.
Timothy has been a resident of Fort McMurray since the early 1980s and other than the years spent attending the University of Alberta, he has been an active and valued member of its community. He is determined in giving back to his community with the same spirit as it gave him when he moved to Fort McMurray thirty years ago. As such, Timothy brings the same drive and devotion to his community and charitable activities as he applies to his professional work.
Although occupied with his private practice now, he spent six years as the Municipal Crown Prosecutor for the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. From 2004 to 2010, Timothy oversaw traffic and regulatory prosecutions for the Government of Alberta’s Office of the Attorney General, Crown Prosecutor’s office. During those years, he was a witness to the incredible growth of the Athabasca Oil Sands operations and watched the industry impact and change his community.
Timothy earned his Law degree from the University of Alberta, as well as a Masters degree. While going to school, he volunteered with Operation Friendship, a senior’s residence and drop-in centre for disadvantaged seniors in inner-city Edmonton, Alberta. Operation Friendship offers a gathering place for socializing, volunteering and provides a way for seniors to remain active in their community. Meals, recreation and wellness activities are all part of the volunteer program. In addition, the drop-in centre offers different clinics, visiting nurses and gives seniors the opportunity to socialize with staff, volunteers, and other seniors facing similar life-challenges in the disadvantaged inner-city.
Timothy’s dedication to active citizenship is reflected in his involvement with political endeavors at both the municipal and provincial levels. He has been an active member of the Fort McMurray Bar Association (a division of the Alberta Bar Association), the Fort McMurray Chamber of Commerce and the Fort McMurray Urban Development Institute. He was part of the Wood Buffalo Builder’s Association and the Fort McMurray Construction Association. Wood Buffalo is one of