Richard Tingle

Richard Douglas Tingle (1940-2007) was one of the founders of TingleMerrett LLP and for the first 15 years of its existence led it as the first among equals. Richard graduated as a medalist from the University of Alberta Faculty of Law and studied at the London School of Economics . Prior to forming TingleMerrett in 1993 Richard practiced law from 1963 to 1992 with a corporate commercial firm in Calgary, serving much of his last decade there as its managing partner. Richard was granted the designation of Q.C. (Queen's Counsel) in 1981 in recognition of his valuable contributions to the broader legal community.


He loved the law, taking great joy in his practice, and worked until his illness prevented him from doing so. He had an extensive understanding of the law, and was a tremendous resource to clients and colleagues alike, with a remarkable ability to penetrate to the heart of, and elegantly solve, complicated legal and business issues. Richard frequently taught classes at the University of Calgary Law School, and sat on numerous corporate and not-for-profit boards. He mentored young lawyers throughout his career. Clients appreciated his analytical mind, always tempered by kindness and compassion. The Richard D. Tingle Q.C. Scholarship has been awarded at Louise Dean School annually for over twenty-five years.

Richard was active both politically and in his community throughout his life, and held a number of leadership positions in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.