McLeod Law



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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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Peter W. Cline



OFFICE: Downtown


Susan Dean



  • 1995 University of Alberta, LLB
  • 1990 University of Calgary, BA (Honours)


  • 1996 Alberta


Peter has litigated virtually all types of disability, illness, and injury claims and is nationally recognized for his expertise, having worked with clients across Canada. He has significant experience with life, critical illness, long-term care, and other health and disability insurance claims, such as accidental death and dismemberment, as well as a variety of commercial litigation matters. He has appeared at all court levels in Alberta and the Federal Court of Canada.

Representative work:

  • Overcame an alleged misrepresentation to obtain critical illness benefits for a client who suffered from Multiple Sclerosis
  • Assisted in settling retired clients’ motor vehicle injury claims for $300,000
  • Assisted in settling a seriously injured client’s motor vehicle injury claim for $1.75 million dollars
  • Obtained an order from the court directing a $75,000 advance payment to a seriously injured client who needed financial assistance
  • Defeated a court application by a disability insurer to strike out a client’s disability claim for being out of time
  • Negotiated a lump sum settlement for a disability insurance client who needed funds to deal with other debts
  • Successfully defended a summary judgment application before the court with respect to a slip and fall incident
  • Obtained long-term disability benefits for various clients who suffered from such conditions as MS, depression, Lyme disease, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, chronic pain, anxiety, PTSD, osteoarthritis, autoimmune disorders, musculo-skeletal conditions and injuries
  • Assisted in settling injury claims for clients who were attacked and bitten by a dog
  • Settled injury claims for clients involved in all types of motor vehicle accidents, bicycle accidents and slip and fall incidents

Keywords: disability insurance benefits; long-term disability; disability law; Calgary life and disability; disability lawyer; short-term disability; disability claim denial; disability insurance lawyer Calgary; disability insurance law; disability insurance claims.


Honours and Awards

  • Peter is recognized by The Best Lawyers in Canada for work in Corporate and Commercial Litigation and Personal Injury Litigation (2021-2024).
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Calgary Bar Association
  • Law Society of Alberta
  • Feed the Hungry
    • Volunteer
  • Basketball and hockey
    • Volunteer coach
  • Community fundraising
    • Master of ceremonies
Teaching Roles & Speaking Engagements



'Focus on the People' feature on Managing mental health disability claims - short-term and long-term disability insurance claims

Business In Calgary Magazine


Insurance Law

University of Calgary Faculty of Law


Litigation Potpourri

ACTLA, 2015


How to prepare for mediation

Legal Education Society of Alberta (LESA), 2015


Fundamentals of Life Insurance Claims

CBA Insurance Section meeting


Accident claims, Disability claims, and Critical illness

Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association


Disability Insurance Claims

CBA Alberta mid-winter meeting

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