Amanda Kostek, Partner
When clients turn to me, they know they are going to see their file moved forward in an efficient and well-organized manner. Since being called to the Bar in 2007, I have acted as coverage counsel and defence counsel in a range of insurance claims including personal injuries, occupiers’ liability, and slip and fall incidents. I also regularly serve as Plaintiff counsel for subrogated matters. Whatever type of file I am working on, I never lose sight of what is best for my client. I work hard to find the right solution and try to make use of alternative dispute resolution whenever possible. If an agreement cannot be reached that way, my clients can also count on my Trial experience to get the results they want in both the Court of Queen’s Bench and the Provincial Court.
- Year called to the Bar of Alberta – 2007
- University of Alberta: Bachelor of Laws (with distinction) – 2006
- University of Alberta: Bachelor of Commerce (with distinction) – 2003
- Member of the executive committee of CBA Insurance Law Section – 2010 to 2017
- Joined CBM – 2008
Rances v. Scaplen, 2008 ABQB 708, decision from Justice Neilson involving two tractor trailer units and a Greyhoud Bus collision near Grand Prairie. Issues addressed included the duty of a common carrier and the liability split between drivers encountering fog on the highway;
Gordon v. Taylor, 2014 ABQB 11, a decision from Justice Ross confirming that there is no right to videotaping CMEs;
Robinson v. Lewis, 2015 ABQB 385, a decision from Justice Yungwirth dismissing a claim against a homeowner brought in negligence, under the Occupiers’ Liability Act, and pursuant to Social Host liability as a result of an assault that occurred at a New Year’s Eve party; and
The Owners: Condominium Plan No 982 6403 v. CPI Crown Properties International Corporation, 2018 ABCA 232, a Court of Appeal decision concerning the restoration of an appeal and security for costs on appeal.