Mark Hein wanted a career that was more interesting and rewarding when he decided to leave the travel industry after 12 years and attend law school.

Called to the Alberta Bar in 2018, Mark’s areas of focus include general civil litigation, insurance defence (personal injury, property damage, occupier’s liability, product liability, and construction), commercial litigation, and employment litigation.

He joined Brownlee LLP’s Calgary Office in June 2020, noting that “Brownlee has a reputation for having assembled an excellent team of litigators whose goal is to get the best results for their clients.”


“I love the problem solving aspects of law, and figuring out how to get the best result for my client in the most effective and efficient way,” Mark said. “I have over a decade of experience working in the travel industry. I have worked and lived on three continents, and can bring a lot of experience to my practice.”

He also brings that experience to his volunteer work. He has volunteered with Civil Claims Duty Counsel and the Queen’s Bench Amicus Court Assistance Program with Pro Bono Alberta.

His advice for first-year lawyers is to stay open minded and say “yes” to everything: “Practice is so different to law school, you have no idea what you might want to do until you actually get some experience.”

Outside of the office, Mark enjoys cycling, running, and golfing. He’s a fan of the English football club Tottenham Hotspur, and has a goal to watch a game at every Major League Baseball stadium.


  • General Civil Litigation
  • Insurance Defence (Personal Injury, Property Damage, Occupier’s Liability, Product Liability, Construction)
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Employment Litigation


  • Member, Calgary Bar Association
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Law Society of Alberta


Law is the sort of career that will present me with interesting and challenging work for the rest of my working life.  After working in the travel industry for 12 years, I decided I needed a change and did not want to move to a job that I would want to change from again in another decade.  Law is the perfect place for me, as there are new challenges and new things to be learned all the time.