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Our focus is straight forward. We work hard each and every day to advance our client’s interests and resolve their disputes.

Finding the right solution to resolve a dispute favorably takes relentless perseverance and the determination to explore the problem from many angles. This approach keeps us on track towards an efficient resolution.

The CBM team of over twenty lawyers is focused on litigation and dispute resolution. Our depth of experience provides clients with the skills and judgment necessary to handle complex disputes in highly specialized areas. This expertise enables us to collaborate cost-effectively on large or complex matters, handle less complex matters by a lawyer with the right level of experience, stay on top of new legislation and court rulings and identify the emerging issues which will impact our clients’ files or business. 

We handle thousands of insurance claim disputes every year and have grown to become one of the largest insurance defence boutiques in Alberta. Our clients include domestic and international insurers and self-insureds who turn to us year after year and file after file, for claims, coverage, subrogation and risk management matters. We also provide business law, real estate and estate planning services to our many clients.

CBM was established in 1954. We are based in the provincial capital of Edmonton and act on matters throughout the Province of Alberta. Our founding partners include the recently retired, long-standing Chief Justice of the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta, Allan Wachowich; Chief Judges of the Provincial Court of Alberta Edward Wachowich and Constantine Kosowan. Former partner, Kenneth Holmstrom was recently appointed as Judge of the Provincial Court of Alberta. 

Many of our lawyers are called to the Bar of British Columbia, Yukon and Northwest Territories and Hong Kong. Our membership in Risk Management Counsel of Canada (RMC) lets us collaborate seamlessly with insurance counsel in other provinces on multi-jurisdictional matters.

CBM is committed to community service and have a standing volunteer committee to arrange participation in various community projects. We are also committed to pro bono work and all of our lawyers volunteer as duty counsel in Provincial Court legal clinic.