Finding the Right Civil Litigation Lawyer In Calgary
Calgary litigation lawyers (sometimes called civil litigators, corporate litigators, estate litigators, courtroom lawyers, and barristers) are not all the same. A civil litigator is often called on to act as an advocate, advisor, researcher, and more. They help people when that have been wronged as well as when they have been accused. It is important to find the right fit when it comes to picking Calgary litigation lawyers. The civil litigation team at Kahane Law Office is happy to help you.
How To Pick Civil Litigation Lawyers
When picking Calgary litigation lawyers to help you, you should look for a variety of things including:
The Lawyer’s Skill Set
Of course you want an excellent lawyer but different situations require different skill sets. For instance, some lawyers love (and thus have a lot of experience with) working on defamation cases, or corporate shareholder disputes, while others do not. Some litigation lawyers are more effective negotiators and do not attend court regularly, while others excel at advocating for clients in front of a judge.
Years Of Litigation Experience
Some matters will require a litigator with much more experience (such as complicated corporate litigation) than other situations (such as debt collection). As a general rule, in any profession, the more experience a person has, the more knowledgeable and effective they become. More experienced lawyers are generally more expensive than junior lawyers. In part, that additional hourly cost may be offset by a senior lawyer’s ability to complete tasks quicker.
Personality Fit With Your Lawyer
You want your lawyer to fit with your personality. Everything else being the same, you may relate to a more serious personality better while someone else may prefer someone more relaxed and light when dealing with serious issues. With personality fit comes trust, ability to convey information in a quicker more manageable way, and having a less stressful experience.
The “Bull Dog” Lawyer
Some situations need a lawyer who is very aggressive. Most do not, at least not right off the block. Taking a very aggressive position right from the start can lead to more stress, longer time for resolution and much more expensive legal fees. A better lawyer knows when to turn on the heat and knows when to use a less aggressive approach. Think “Bull Dog” as a tool, not a way of practice.
Trusting Your Lawyer
Nobody wants to come and see a litigation lawyer. If you need to talk to one, it’s because you have a problem that can’t be solved any other way. It is a stressful situation. Our Calgary litigation lawyers work hard to help put your mind at ease and give you the answers you need (though they may not be the answers you want). When you retain one of our litigation lawyers, you should feel better about the situation, not worse, and one of the highest compliments that you can pay us is to tell us that you feel better at the end of a meeting than you did at the beginning.
For that to work, you must trust your lawyer. Arguably, we should not act for a client who does not trust in our ability. The reverse is also true. You should make sure you trust your lawyer in terms of their legal experience, approach and ethics. In the end, you are paying this person for their advice, knowledge and ability; if you do not trust that they have the skills to best represent you, it begs the question: why are you paying them? All Calgary Litigation lawyers should never act for any client who they know does not trust in their abilities.
Areas of Law Our Calgary Litigation Lawyers Help With
We are a full service law firm and also a full service litigation law firm at every level of court. The areas we help in include, but are not limited to: debt recovery, condominium disputes, contract disputes, builder’s lien matters, defamation, corporate oppression and other shareholder disputes, arbitration, mediation, estate litigation, foreclosures, serious personal injury and fatalities, property disputes, professional disciplinary proceedings, administrative hearings, lease negotiations and disputes, and employment. Please use this link to see the whole range of family related situations where we can help.
The Kahane Law Family Law Team
The following are our Calgary litigation lawyers who are able to help you. We usually try to “triage” client situations so that we pair you with the most appropriate lawyer for your situation.
Chadwick’s litigation expedience started when called to the Bar in 2001. Since then he excelled in the practice and genuinely loves what he does as a litigation lawyer in Calgary. His strength is in his ability to know when to push hard, and when to approach matters in a gentler manner to facilitate a negotiated settlement that our client is happy with. He volunteers his time helping young lawyers (and soon to be lawyers) as well as sitting on various boards of not for profits. You may learn more about Chadwick Newcombe and his litigation practice on this page.
Kate was called to the Alberta Bar as a lawyer in 2011 after clerking for the Alberta Court of Appeal. Learning about litigation behind the scenes and watching countless Calgary litigation lawyers argue their cases, instilled a love for the practice. She has advocated for clients at all levels of Alberta courts. They types of matters that Kate litigates varies greatly which keeps the practice alive for her. There is no routine. She sits on the boards of not for profits and advocates for those who have less access to justice. More details on Kate’s litigation practice are located here.
Kim articled at Kahane Law Office and joined the Calgary Litigation lawyers bar in 2016. Since that time, Kim became a member of the British Columbia Law Society but returned to Calgary to continue her practice. While she maintains a general civil litigation practice, she very much enjoys litigating estate litigation issues and employment law litigation issues. Kim spends some of her non-work time volunteering in various legal related volunteer services. We invite you to learn more about Kim’s practice on her page located here.
While called to the Bar in 2015, Jenna joined Kahane Law Office in 2018. Of note is that Jenna was also called to the Bar in the Northwest Territories. Jenna is fluent in Spanish and offers legal services in both English and as a Spanish speaking lawyer in Calgary. She deals with a variety of litigation issues and is Kahane Law’s go to for personal injury client matters (things like car accidents and slip and falls). Jenna volunteers regularly in the Spanish community in Calgary as an interpreter and career coach. Learn more about Jenna and her legal practice here.
Talina joined Kahane Law Office as a student-at-law in and was admitted to the Alberta Bar in 2018. While her litigation practice varies, she experiences joy at the prospect of collecting on judgments as well has experienced excellent success with her well written demand letters. She is passionate about the practice of law. Talina spent time volunteering for various legal not-for profit organizations. Please learn more about Talina and her legal career on her page.
Retaining Calgary Litigation Lawyers At Kahane Law Office
If you were wrong or accused of wronging someone else, you need legal representation to protect yourself or your company. The Calgary litigation lawyers at Kahane Law are happy to help. We treat each client as an individual and give them the attention that they need to get through the litigation process. Connect with us today. The most effective way to connect with the litigation team is to email us directly here. You can also call us at403-225-8810.