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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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Assistant

Julie Jack

403.254.3828

Education

  • 1993 University of Alberta, LLB

Admissions

  • 1994 Alberta

Experience

  • 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'.
  • GRJ Holdings Ltd v. GBM Trailer Service Ltd, 2017 ABQB 731 – Obtained a trial judgment in favour of our client who had argued its tenant had left its land polluted at the end of a lease by not removing an underground storage tank used to store hydrocarbons.
  • 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.
  • Jacobi v. Tanchuk, 2013 ABCA 424 – At both trial and appeal, obtained a judgment against the Motor Vehicle Accident Claims Fund for our client who was injured when his vehicle was driven without his consent. The Fund had argued they were not liable to pay their limits of coverage of $200,000. The Court of Appeal upheld the trial judge’s finding that our client was entitled to be paid by the Fund.
  • Meehan v. Holt, 2010 ABQB 287 – Successfully represented a plaintiff for TMD and soft-tissue injuries sustained in a low-impact collision. Plaintiff awarded $253,000 plus interest and costs.
  • Skrypichayko (next friend of) v. Dunlop, 2006 ABQB 536 – Represented the driver of a vehicle that struck a passing vehicle while making a left turn. Secured a 0% liability award in favour of the client.
  • Sanderson v. Alberta (Criminal Injuries Review Board), 2010 ABCA 167 – Secured an order from the Court of Appeal directing the Board to consider our client’s application for compensation related to sexual assaults even though they occurred outside the two-year limitation period.
Recognition

HONOURS AND AWARDS

  • Recognized by the Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory as a leading practitioner in the field of Personal Injury – Representing Plaintiffs, 2018-2020
  • Recipient of the Alberta Civil Trial Lawyers’ Association President’s Award, 2016

RECENT MEDIA COVERAGE

Memberships
  • Law Society of Alberta
  • Alberta Civil Trial Lawyers’ Association
  • Canadian Bar Association - Personal Injury Subsection
Teaching Roles & Speaking Engagements

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Presenter

Best Practices in the Conduct of Mediation - Insurance Disputes

Dere Lutz, No Longer 'Alternative' Dispute Resolution Symposium, May 2019


PRESENTER

Various issues of personal injury litigation

Alberta Civil Trial Lawyers Association


PRESENTER

Various issues of personal injury litigation

Legal Education Society of Alberta


PRESENTER

Various issues of personal injury litigation

Canadian Bar Association


TEACHING ROLES

GUEST LECTURER

MBA program

Haskayne School of Business


GUEST LECTURER

Chartered Insurance Professionals Program

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