While representing clients in a variety of general and commercial litigation matters, the main focus of Gary's practice is in the area of defence representation in civil claims, and insurance law. He has appeared as counsel before all court levels in Saskatchewan, and the Supreme Court of Canada. In addition, he has represented clients on claims in the Federal Court, Superior Courts in Alberta and the Yukon, as well as before arbitrators, and a number of administrative boards and tribunals including the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission, Saskatchewan and Canada Labour Relations Boards, and The Workers' Compensation Board.
Gary's litigation practice includes claims representation in matters involving bodily injury and fatal accidents, product liability, commercial and contract disputes, construction and design professional liability, fire losses, hospital liability, environmental claims, disability and life insurance claims, aviation claims, and insurance coverage disputes.
Gary has completed the ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution) training program with the Center For Dispute Resolution and is qualified as a mediator under the Law Society of Saskatchewan guidelines. He has also taken specialized training in fire investigation and fire sciences.
Gary is listed by Canadian Legal® Lexpert Directory as a leading practitioner in Saskatchewan in the area of Litigation - Commercial Insurance and in The Best Lawyers in Canada in the specialty of Insurance Law.
· "Best Lawyers in Canada" - Insurance Law, 2008-2012
· Appointed Queen's Counsel, 2007
· Partner, 1987
· Admitted to the Saskatchewan Bar, 1979