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The Honourable Michael Tomka has been appointed to the Court of King’s Bench for Saskatchewan.

At this time of his appointment, Justice Tomka was a Judge of the Provincial Court of Saskatchewan. He was initially appointed to the Meadow Lake Provincial Court in 2021 and then became the resident Judge in Swift Current in 2023.

Justice Tomka was called to the Saskatchewan bar in 1998. Prior to his appointment to the Provincial Court of Saskatchewan, he spent four years in private practice at McKercher LLP. From 2013 to 2018, Justice Tomka was of Associate General Counsel at Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) overseeing the company’s litigation and legal departments in Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Ontario. He served as a Crown Prosecutor with Public Prosecutions from 2010 to 2012 and was an in-house litigator at SGI from 2007 to 2010. He started his legal career at Olive Waller Zinkhan & Waller (1999-2007) eventually becoming a partner of the law firm. During his career, he has worked extensively in civil litigation and practiced criminal law as both a prosecutor and defense lawyer.

Justice Tomka has volunteered his time to the Provincial Court’s Criminal Justice Committee, the Bar Judicial Council for the Canadian Bar Association, as well as Saskatchewan Squash and the University of Regina Alumni Association.

Read the Judicial Appointment news release: Department of Justice Canada