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Jeff Weidman

Jeff Weidman

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Using a pragmatic approach to risk management, Jeff Weidman sets out to provide advice and develop preventive and mitigative strategies for his clients. With 25 years of practice under his belt, Jeff focuses on defence of personal lines and commercial insurance disputes and has represented clients and defended actions in a number of Canadian jurisdictions, including Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Ontario, and the Northwest Territories.

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Using a pragmatic approach to risk management, Jeff Weidman sets out to provide advice and develop preventive and mitigative strategies for his clients. With 25 years of practice under his belt, Jeff focuses on defence of personal lines and commercial insurance disputes and has represented clients and defended actions in a number of Canadian jurisdictions, including Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Ontario, and the Northwest Territories.

Regional experience
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An active member of the Alberta and the Northwest Territories bars, Jeff has appeared before all levels of courts across Canada. He has also appeared in the courts of other Canadian jurisdictions, including British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Ontario. With 25 years of practice under his belt, Jeff is known for his client-focused and results-oriented approach. Whether he is negotiating compromises through mediation, going through the judicial dispute resolution processes or appearing in a courtroom, Jeff always keeps his clients’ best interests and goals at heart.

Jeff has defended developers, engineers, contractors, and other stakeholders from a variety of construction sub-trades—residential developments, hotels, condominiums and more—in cases involving structural and building envelope deficiencies, among others.

Focusing on insurance and risk management, he resolves disputes for insurers and defends them against professional liability claims in areas such as property damage litigation, bodily injury, product liability and class action lawsuits. In addition, Jeff has experience defending medical professionals against claims of negligence and breach of contract, working in close collaboration with subject matter experts to obtain their opinion on applicable care standards and to assess financial implications. Moreover, he is recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada for his work in energy law, insurance law and personal injury litigation.

Outside of his practice, Jeff dedicates his spare time to the community, previously serving on the boards of two local organizations: ASSIST and Providence. The former is a non-profit that offers mental health support to Alberta lawyers, students and their families, and the latter provides schooling for children with developmental delays and disabilities. Jeff was also former Chair of Calgary Legal Guidance and is currently a volunteer mentor for the Law Society of Alberta. 
 

Admissions

  • Northwest Territories Bar (2019)

  • Alberta Bar (1998)
     

Education

  • LL.B., University of Alberta (1997)

  • B.A., Political Science and Psychology, University of Regina (1994)
     

Professional Associations

  • Northwest Territories Bar

  • Alberta Bar

  • Executive Member, Canadian Bar Association, Personal Injury Law Section

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association, Insurance Law Section

  • Member, Calgary Bar Association

  • Member, Canadian Defence Lawyers

  • Member, Alberta Civil Trial Lawyers Association

  • Presenter, Canadian Centre for Professional Legal Education

  • Former Board Member, Alberta Lawyers' Assistance Society (ASSIST)

  • Mentor, Student Legal Assistance

  • Former Board of Directors, Providence Child Development Society

  • Former Chair and Board Member, Calgary Legal Guidance

  • Former Board Member, Alberta Theatre Projects
     

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Sectors

Sectors

  • Product Liability & Recall

  • Professional Practices

  • Property

Services

Services

  • Class Actions

  • Commercial Disputes

  • Projects & Construction

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