Experience

Adrian is a trusted and experienced insurance, risk management, and commercial lawyer, having practiced previously with a prominent national law firm and a boutique insurance and administrative law firm. Adrian also practiced for more than a decade in-house as Senior Legal Counsel at Alberta Justice, as well as at AMA Insurance as In-house Counsel. This combination of private practice and in-house experience enables him to work closely with clients to provide practical and efficient advice.

Adrian has been practicing law in Alberta since 1994. He has enjoyed an extensive insurance and litigation practice including personal injury and property litigation, errors and omissions coverage, insurance construction disputes, commercial fire loss, fatality and subrogated claims, and many other complex commercial and regulatory disputes.  Adrian has represented clients in a variety of disputes and has acted as counsel at all levels of Court in Alberta including Provincial Court, Queen’s Bench, and the Court of Appeal, and before many administrative tribunals.  His experience has involved resolving disputes through alternative dispute resolution mechanisms including arbitrations, mediations, and judicial dispute resolutions.

Adrian provides practical client solutions with value and responsive outcomes in mind. Clients have also turned to Adrian for written opinions on insurance coverage and policy interpretation issues.  He has advised one of the World’s largest insurance brokers, Provincial and municipal governments, school boards, and corporations on significant legal issues.  Adrian has been recommended by clients and recognized by his peers in his collaborative approach to problem-solving. He has also given numerous legal presentations and advanced positions before legislative committees and administrative boards.

Professional Activities

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association – Insurance and Employment Subsections
  • Member, International Bar Association
  • Member, International Construction Lawyers Group
  • Member, International Arbitration
  • Member, Corporate Counsel
  • Member, Contract Claims Management Group
  • Past Member, Canadian Bar Association – Civil Litigation, Administrative Law and Municipal Law Subsections
  • Past Member, Edmonton Medico-Legal Association

 

Awards

  • Alberta Justice Merit Awards
  • Premier’s Recognition for Contributions to the 2013 Southern Alberta Flood Relief
  • Minister of Seniors and Housing’s Recognition for the Provincial Affordable Housing Framework
  • Board of Governors’ Award, Faculty of Business, University of Alberta
  • Shoctor Prize in Law, Faculty of Law, University of Alberta
  • Louise McKinney Scholarship, University of Alberta

 

Community

  • Involvement in several Affordable Housing Projects with the Provincial Government
  • Executive Producer for an annual children’s production that has featured widely in the Edmonton Journal, CTV News, Global News, and on CBC.
  • Presenter before Insurance adjuster conferences, annual conferences for Alberta municipal councillors and officials, and risk management seminars for brokers across the Province.
  • Worked with Student Legal Services with the Faculty of Law in Alberta
  • Elected and served as Graduate Students Representative for the MBA Students Association in Edmonton.
  • Sponsor and supporter of a local cultural dance ensemble.