Brent Handel has been a lawyer for over 30 years and practices in the area of Civil Litigation and Insurance Law.  He was appointed a Queen’s Counsel (Q.C.) on December 30, 2011. This honorary title is intended to recognize a lawyer’s achievement and standing in the legal profession for quality work, professional integrity, and outstanding contribution to the legal profession and to the community.  Mr. Handel is a past Chairman of the Canada Pension Plan Review Tribunal – Disability Claims from 2006 to 2009.  The Canada Pension Plan Review Tribunal is a quasi-judicial tribunal which hears appeals from citizens who have been denied permanent disability benefits by the Government of Canada.   Mr. Handel is a past President of the Central Alberta Bar Society from 2011 to 2013 and an instructor for the Legal Education Society of Alberta, the continuing education arm of the Law Society of Alberta.   Mr. Handel has taught a business law course on a part-time basis for many years to university students at Red Deer University.