In her commercial litigation practice, Erin advises and represents parties on various complex and challenging matters, including oil and gas, construction, product liability, professional liability and real estate disputes. Erin also acts in a wide range of general litigation matters and her unique experience includes alleged breaches of trust and fiduciary duty and estate litigation claims.
Erin's insurance defence and other representative work includes claims involving serious personal injuries, property losses, minors' property and settlement matters and advising on coverage issues related to automobile and commercial general liability policies and directors' and officers' liability. Erin also advises on wrongful dismissal, human rights, employment standards, workers' compensation, and other various employment matters, including the drafting, implementation and modification of employment policies and contracts.
Erin has experience in all aspects of litigation, including dispute resolution processes. Erin has appeared before the Provincial and Supreme Courts of British Columbia, the Provincial Court of Alberta and the Alberta Court of Queen's Bench. She has also appeared before administrative tribunals in British Columbia and Alberta, including the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal and the Appeals Commission of the Workers' Compensation Board.
Commercial & General Litigation
•Regularly acts for companies in claims related to lease agreements, construction deficiencies, product liability and other general corporate commercial disputes.
•Regularly acts as counsel in claims relating to failures in oil and gas facilities and related matters.
•Represented lawyers in cases involving legal malpractice claims.
•Represented engineers in professional liability claims.
•Regularly acts for various sub-trades and contractors in relation to construction negligence and contractual breach claims.
•Represented companies in shareholder disputes involving shareholder agreements.
•Acts for personal representatives in a contested estate claim.
•Represents beneficiaries in a breach of trust and fiduciary duty claim.
•Represented Health Authorities in medical malpractice and negligence claims.
•Defended a city in a nuisance claim.
Insurance & Risk Management
•Regularly advises and defends insureds in claims involving allegations of professional negligence, property loss, excess force, motor vehicle accidents, and slip and falls.
•Regularly advises on SEF 44, coverage and Workers' Compensation Board issues.
•Represents insureds in minors' property and settlement matters.
•Regularly advises on employment and termination matters.
•Defends and advises employers in human rights complaints before the Human Rights Commission of Alberta.
•Assists and advises employers in developing, implementing, revising and enforcing various policies and employment contracts.
•Represented school boards in Human Rights Claims.
Presentations & Publications
Erin often presents at the McLennan Ross Insurance Year in Review and Labour & Employment Year in Review seminars, in addition to in-house seminars and webinars on insurance, employment, and civil litigation matters.
• Putting Canadians First , Lori Brienza and Erin Crosley, The Lawyers Weekly, October 24, 2014
•“Minor Injury Regulation Conditions Under Examination ”, McLennan Ross E-mail Alert, 2013
•“Court Upholds Random Alcohol Testing”, McLennan Ross Legal Counsel Newsletter, 2011
•“Inappropriate Computer Usage in the Workplace”, McLennan Ross Legal Counsel Newsletter, 2010
•“The Risks of Off-Roading”, McLennan Ross Legal Counsel Newsletter, 2009
Professional Associations, Affiliations and Community Activities:
•Member, Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers
•Member, Canadian Bar Association
•Past Executive Member, Canadian Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section