We are excited to announce that Kimberley Van Buuren has launched her own mediation practice. With over 13 years of industry expertise, Kimberley brings a wealth of knowledge and a unique perspective to the field of alternative dispute resolution

Having begun her legal career with a prestigious multi-national firm in Toronto, Kimberley later moved to Calgary, where she continued to excel in her legal practice, both in private practice and as in-house counsel for one of Canada’s largest insurance companies. Her litigation expertise, specializing in insurance defence and civil litigation, has provided her with a solid foundation in understanding the intricacies of legal procedures.

In addition to her litigation experience, Kimberley has discovered a passion for facilitating constructive dialogues and assisting parties find mutually beneficial resolutions. Over the years, she has honed her skills in alternative dispute resolution forums, including settlement meetings, judicial dispute resolutions, and mediations. To further enhance her mediation abilities, Kimberley successfully completed her formal mediation training with the ADR Institute of Canada (ADRIC) and the ADR Institute of Alberta (ADRIA).

Kimberley’s mediation philosophy centres around an interest-based approach, placing the focus squarely on the parties involved. She strives to create a safe space to foster trust and open communication, thereby enabling the individuals to connect and craft resolutions that work best for them. With her innate ability to connect with people, she is able to assist in guiding the parties towards mutually agreeable outcomes. Kimberley has established a reputation for her respectful, principled, fair, and objective approach to mediation.

If you find yourself in need of a skilled mediator who prioritizes your needs and aims to facilitate effective resolutions, reach out to Kimberley. Her vast experience, combined with her empathetic and dedicated approach, make her an excellent choice for resolving disputes through mediation.

For more information about Kimberley’s mediation services, please contact her at kvanbuuren@parlee.com.