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Don has practiced law in Calgary for over 25 years, primarily in the area of insurance defence and commercial litigation. Don was a partner at a mid-sized Calgary law firm from 2005 to 2023.
His legal practice focused primarily on professional liability, construction deficiency and catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death matters; including cases involving social and commercial hosts. Don has extensive experience in construction-related matters including cases involving complex geo-technical and structural engineering issues.
He has appeared at all levels of Court in Alberta, including the Alberta Court of Appeal. Don has also appeared in trial before the British Columbia Supreme Court. He has acted as counsel in numerous matters involving WCB-related issues and has appeared before the WCB Appeals Commission and in Applications for Judicial Review of decisions from the WCB Appeals Commission. Don has also been involved in Applications for Leave to Appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada and has acted for members of the judiciary.
The Canadian Academy of Distinguished Neutrals (CADN) is a professional association whose membership consists of ADR professionals distinguished by their hands-on experience in the field of civil and commercial conflict resolution. Membership is by invitation only and all Academy members have been thoroughly reviewed and found to meet stringent practice criteria. Members are amongst the most in-demand neutrals in their respective provinces, as nominated by their peers and approved by local litigators. Don was inducted into CADN in 2023.
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