Lenci Kadavil is a lawyer in our Calgary office. After graduating from law school, Lenci started his legal career at a large international corporate law firm, later moved to a medium sized national firm, and then a small full service firm. Lenci joined Parlee McLaws as an associate after working in-house with a property and casualty insurer providing him with an insider’s perspective of how best to service insurance companies.

Lenci primarily practices within the full spectrum of civil litigation. He also has experience in corporate/commercial, wills & estates, class actions, criminal and family law related matters. Lenci has been successful in several cases which include, but are not limited to: applications, bail hearings, pre-trial conferences, administrative tribunal hearings, and trials. He has also done appeal work on several files and has experience with trials at both the Provincial Court and the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench.

During Lenci’s time at Parlee McLaws, he has gained considerable expertise as coverage counsel for his insurance clientele. More specifically, Lenci has provided coverage opinions in the areas of automobile liability, bodily injury, casualty coverage, and general liability. His experience includes, but is not limited to, a wide variety of commercial disputes ranging from property development, contract interpretation, and construction disputes. Lenci has also litigated matters of wrongful dismissal and employee dishonesty matters. He has successfully litigated multiple subrogated claims.

Lenci completed a Bachelor of Science in Engineering at the University of Calgary, minoring in Management. He also did some academic work in philosophy and psychology before deciding to pursue his passion for the law. Lenci then graduated from Toronto’s Osgoode Hall Law School. During his studies, he was the treasurer of the York Debating Society and also belonged to the Osgoode Debating Society.

Lenci places his client’s needs first and foremost and strictly adheres to his duty of zealous advocacy.



  • Treasurer for the CBA South Personal Injury Section
  • Volunteer, Debating Coach

Representative Cases

  • Eberle v Terroco Drilling Ltd, 2021 ABQB 207 (CanLII)
  • Eberle v Terroco Drilling Ltd, 2022 ABCA 8 (CanLII)
  • Duri Homes Ltd v Quest Coatings Ltd, 2022 ABQB 166 (CanLII)
  • Terroco Drilling Ltd. v Beal, 2015 CanLII 33529 (AB ESU)


“The Limitations Act as a Sword and Shield,” article by Lenci Kadavil

Canada: Competitor Agreements: Interpreting Criminal Conspiracy In A Blended Criminal-Civil Regime,” article by Randal T. Hughes and Emrys C. Davis, Bennet Jones LLP, for mondaq, November 1, 2012 (contributor)

Community Hearings on Enbridge Gateway Project Winds Down,” for the Mineral Law Newsletter Update Vol. 3 2012

Bi-Monthly Report for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region – May/June/July 2012,” for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, August 2012 etc.