When clients turn to me, they know they are going to see their file moved forward in an efficient and well-organized manner. 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.
Some interesting things that people don’t know about me is that I grew up as a military brat and know what it means to have to adapt. As a teenager my family was posted back to CFB Edmonton where I have lived continuously, save for a year in Brazil. Edmonton has become home to me.
- Called to the Bar of Alberta – 2007
- University of Alberta: Bachelor of Laws (with Distinction) – 2006
- University of Alberta: B.Comm. (with Distinction) – 2003
- Member of the executive committee of CBA Insurance Law Section – 2010-2017
Rances v. Scaplen, 2008 ABQB 708, decision from Justice Neilson involving two tractor trailer units and a Greyhound 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.
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.
Condo Corp No. 1023525 v. Carlisle, 2022 ABQB 209, a Trial decision from Justice Mah with respect to whether a property developer should be held liable in negligence for the deliberate and criminal actions (arson) of an unknown third party on their property resulting in damage to neighbours.