Daniel Downe, Q.C.

Daniel Downe, Q.C.: Attorney with Field Law

Biography

Dan Downe's primary area of practice is insurance litigation. Dan has appeared before all levels of Court in Alberta and before administrative tribunals including coroner's inquests and fatality inquiries. He has assisted clients with various forms of alternate dispute resolution, including private mediation, judicial mediation and arbitration.

Dan has provided advice and representation to insurers in relation to motor vehicle, property and commercial general liability and professional liability policies, including defence of insureds, pursuit of subrogated claims, coverage opinions and defence of coverage actions. Dan acts regularly for various self insured professional organizations and disability insurers. He has extensive experience with all aspects of errors and omissions insurance. He has also participated as a speaker for various insurance and risk management seminars on behalf of and for clients.

Dan received his Queen's Counsel designation in 2010.

Accolades

2017 - Distinguished - Peer Rated for High Professional Achievement
2014 - 2017 - Best Lawyers International
2011-2016 - Repeatedly Recommended

Areas of Practice (4)

  • Insurance
  • Litigation
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Health Industry Services

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
403 232 1754  Phone
403 264 7084  Fax
www.fieldlaw.com
Law School Attended:
University of Saskatchewan, Bachelor of Laws, 1984
Year of First admission:
1985
Admission:
1985, Alberta
Memberships:

Professional association
Calgary Bar Association Canadian Bar Association Alberta Member Law Society of Alberta

Reported Cases:
Reported Cases: The reported cases below belong to Dan and are representative of Dan's experience. Kent v. Martin 2013 ABQB 36 (CanLii) Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta 2013; Jin v. Canada Everich Real Estate Group Inc. 2011 ABQB 524 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2011; Smed v. Priddis Greens Golf & Country Club 2011 ABQB 5 (CanLII) Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2011; Roadway Construction Ltd. v. ING Western Union Insurance Co. 2008 ABQB 367 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2008; Baum v. Graham Construction & Engineering Inc. 2006 ABQB 460 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2006; Atlanta Industrial Sales Ltd. v. Emerald Management & Realty Ltd. 2006 ABQB 255 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2006; Shaw v. Standard Life Assurance Co. 2006 ABQB 156 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2006; Lam v. Bockman 2006 ABQB 101 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2006; Shaw v. Standard Life Assurance Co. [2005] A.J. No. 476 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2006; Kacperski v. Orozco 2005 ABCA 179 Alberta Court of Appeal 2005; Westside Land Corp. v. Deszynski [2004] A.J. No. 256 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2004; Falk v. Calgary Real Estate Board Co-pperative Ltd. 2000 CarswellAlta 428 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2000; Dyck v. Laidlaw [2000] A.J. No. 730 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2000; Laws v. Wright [2000] A.J. No. 127 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2000; Order 2000-024; Calgary (City) (Re) [2000] A.I.P.C.D. No. 42 Alberta Information Privacy Commission 2000; D. (G.J.) v. L. (R.) 1999 CarswellAlta 804 Alberta Court of Appeal 1999; Silvaniuk v. Stevens 1999 CarswellAlta 608 Alberta Court of Appeal 1999; D. (G.J.), Re 1999 CarswellAlta 1319 Alberta Surrogate Court 1999; Franko v. Zurich Insurance Co. [1999] A.J. No. 173 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 1999; Carmac Management Ltd. v. Calgary Real Estate Board Co-operative Ltd. 1997 CarswellAlta 302 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 1997; Martin v. Dukart [1997] A.J. No. 1209 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 1997; Phoenix Sportswear of Canada Ltd. v. Intergold Jewellery Manufacturing Ltd. [1995] A.J. No. 968 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 1995; Stuart Olson Construction Ltd. v. Allan Forrest Sales Ltd. 1994 CarswellAlta 449 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 1994; Milton-Coates v. Wolfe 1992 CarswellAlta 518 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 1992; Adanac Realty Ltd. v. Humpty's Egg Place Ltd. 1991 CarswellAlta 30 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 1991; Ridders v. Mercury Tanklines Ltd. 1990 CarswellAlta 415 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 1990; McDonald v. Royal Trust Corp. of Canada 1987 CarswellAlta 277 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 1987
ISLN:
907770129

Peer Reviews

  • 4.2/5.0 (6)
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
  • Legal Knowledge

    4.2/5.0
  • Analytical Capability

    4.2/5.0
  • Judgment

    4.2/5.0
  • Communication

    4.2/5.0
  • Legal Experience

    4.2/5.0
  • Daniel Downe, Q.C.

    5.0/5.0 by a Sole Practitioner on 05/16/10 in Defense Litigation on 05/16/10

    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      5.0/5.0
    • Judgment

      5.0/5.0
    • Communication

      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
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  • Daniel Downe, Q.C.

    5.0/5.0 by a Sole Practitioner on 05/16/10 in Real Estate on 05/16/10

    Very professional, prompt and excellent communication.

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    Very professional, prompt and excellent communication.

    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      5.0/5.0
    • Judgment

      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
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  • Daniel Downe, Q.C.

    4.2/5.0 by a Of Counsel on 05/17/10 in Insurance Coverage Defense on 05/17/10

    • Legal Knowledge

      4.0/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      4.0/5.0
    • Judgment

      4.0/5.0
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      4.0/5.0
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  • Daniel Downe, Q.C.

    4.0/5.0 by a Partner on 02/08/13 in Insurance Litigation on 02/08/13

    • Legal Knowledge

      4.0/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      4.0/5.0
    • Judgment

      4.0/5.0
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      4.0/5.0
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  • Daniel Downe, Q.C.

    4.0/5.0 by a Partner on 09/22/11 in Litigation on 09/22/11

    previously an associate in my Firm. Strong ethics. Good to work with. Have not been on a file with him since he left the firm

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    previously an associate in my Firm. Strong ethics. Good to work with. Have not been on a file with him since he left the firm

    • Legal Knowledge

      4.0/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      4.0/5.0
    • Judgment

      4.0/5.0
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  • Daniel Downe, Q.C.

    1.2/5.0 by a Partner on 05/16/10 in Civil Litigation on 05/16/10

    an outstanding lawyer with a strong ethical background.

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    an outstanding lawyer with a strong ethical background.

    • Legal Knowledge

      2.0/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      1.0/5.0
    • Judgment

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