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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 0Y3

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Peter W. Cline

Partner

403.254.3864

OFFICE: Downtown

Assistant

Susan Dean

403.254.3853

Education

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

Admissions

  • 1996 Alberta

Experience

Peter has litigated virtually all types of 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 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

Resources

Recognition

Honours and Awards

  • Recognized by The Best Lawyers in Canada in the field of Corporate and Commercial Litigation, 2021
Memberships
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Calgary Bar Association
  • Law Society of Alberta
Community
  • Feed the Hungry
    • Volunteer
  • Basketball and hockey
    • Volunteer coach
  • Community fundraising
    • Master of ceremonies
Teaching Roles & Speaking Engagements

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

COMMENTARY

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

Business In Calgary Magazine


GUEST LECTURER

Insurance Law

University of Calgary Faculty of Law


SPEAKER

Litigation Potpourri

ACTLA, 2015


SPEAKER

How to prepare for mediation

Legal Education Society of Alberta (LESA), 2015


SPEAKER

Fundamentals of Life Insurance Claims

CBA Insurance Section meeting


SPEAKER

Accident claims, Disability claims, and Critical illness

Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association


SPEAKER

Disability Insurance Claims

CBA Alberta mid-winter meeting

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