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The convenience of two offices (downtown and south Calgary) makes it easier to meet with your lawyers.

Calgary South

300, 14505 Bannister Road SE
Calgary, AB T2X 3J3

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Calgary Downtown

Manulife Place
500, 707 - 5 Street SW
Calgary, AB T2P 1V8

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Austin S. Paladeau



OFFICE: Downtown


Susan Dean



  • 2014 Thomson Rivers University, JD
  • 2009 University of Calgary, BA


  • 2015 Alberta


  • Dunn v Heise et al, 2021 BCSC 754 - Successfully represented our client at trial. Our client suffered a potentially life-threatening fracture and psychiatric consequences from a highway motor vehicle collision. The plaintiff was awarded $200,000 for pain and suffering damages, and over $500,000 for his income losses. Total damages were assessed at $834,631, and the plaintiff was awarded his costs.

  • Hollingshead et al v O’Reilly, 2020 ABQB 538 - Successfully represented our client at summary trial on the issue of damages. Our client (the plaintiff) was violently assaulted and unlawfully confined by the defendant over a protracted period of time. The plaintiff was awarded $493,650 in damages, including $100,000 in pain and suffering damages for significant psychological trauma and $300,000 in earning capacity damages, a record in Alberta. We also successfully recovered Alberta Health’s claim for the cost of health services provided to the plaintiff.
  • Cullen v. Kao, 2019 ABQB 799 - Successfully represented our client at a summary trial on liability where the defendant claimed the defence of 'inevitable accident'.
  • Jones v. Stepanenko2016 ABQB 295 - Successfully represented a plaintiff for serious soft-tissue injuries and fibromyalgia sustained in a car crash. Plaintiff awarded over $280,000 plus interest and costs.
  • Carr v. Calgary Exhibition and Stampede Limited et al. (Action No. 150111796; unreported Master’s decision). Austin successfully resisted a summary judgment application brought by Cowboys Night Club to dismiss his injured client’s assault claim against the night club.

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  • Canadian Bar Association
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    • Board of Directors
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    • Former chairman and CEO
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    • Former volunteer




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