Randal Carlson

Randal Carlson: Attorney with Field Law

Biography

Randal Carlson is an experienced business lawyer focusing on handling claims and disputes involving casualty insurance and subrogated claims, as well as general litigation defence throughout Alberta. Known for his practical attitude toward resolving cases in a deliberate, timely, cost-effective manner, he has appeared in all levels of court in Alberta and in numerous complex mediations and Judicial Dispute Resolutions on behalf of companies and individuals facing difficult, insurance-related and commercial general liability problems.

Randal's clients span industry sectors and include construction contractors and other businesses of various types and sizes. He has defended a wide variety of claims and disputes involving personal injury, property damage and other losses. My clients place a premium on pragmatic risk assessment and early analysis of the merits of their case, Randal noted.

Before pursuing his legal career, Randal was an infantry officer in the Canadian Forces and served in assignments across Canada, Cyprus and the former Yugoslavia. Here is where I gained experience with mission analysis, risk assessment and strategic planning, Randal explained. I also learned the value of teamwork.

Outside the Office

Randal recently completed the75-kilometre West Coast Trail.

Presentations

Past Presentations

The following is a list of presentations, seminars or speaking engagements previously given by Randal:

Drones/UAVs, Their Regulation and Insureds Alberta Association of Insurance Adjusters March 2017
Civil Litigation in Alberta - Surprises, Secrets and Strategies Insurance Professionals October 2016
A Nightmare Scenario: Psychological Injuries and Assessment of Damages (FULL) Field Law Clients and Guests March 2013
Insurance Law Update Field Law Clients April 2012
Conduct of a Provincial Court Trial Grande Prairie adjusters August 2011
The Minor Injury Cap Field Law Clients February 2011
New Rules of Court Field Law Clients and Guests November 2010
Sprains, Strains and Automobiles Field Law Clients and Guests August 2010
Sprains, Strains and Automobiles United Services Automobile Association June 2010
Minor Injury Regulation Field Law Clients and Guests April 2010
Sprains, Strains and Automobiles - The Cap is Here to Stay Field Law Clients and Guests February 2010
Impaired Driving Issues in Auto Insurance Field Law Clients and Guests October 2009
10 New Rules - Rules of Interest to Examiners in the Final Draft of the New Rules of Court Field Law Clients and Guests September 2009
Releases: Serious Impairment and the MIR Field Law Clients and Guests December 2008
Minor Injury Regulation Canadian Insurance Institute Janaury 2008
The Minor Injury Cap Trial AAIA September 2007
The MIR and the Charter AAIA February 2007
Limitations Act; Occupier's Liability; Charter Challenge to the MIR Field Law Clients and Guests February 2007
Surveillance AAIA November 2006
The MIR and the Charter AAIA March 2006
The Trilogy and the Charter Canadian Defence Lawyers April 2005
Limitations Act Field Law Clients and Guests February 2005
Somatization Disorder Field Law Clients and Guests April 2004
Host Liability Field Law Clients and Guests April 2003

Published Works

Books

Bullen & Leake & Jacob's Canadian Precedents of Pleadings Carswell September 2010
Canadian Precedents of Pleadings - Personal Injury Chapter Carswell Fall 2009

Articles

Costs and Disbursements - An Overview Insurance E-Bulletin May 2012
Solving the Meaning of Life: Calculating the Loss of Dependency Claim Claims Canada October/November 2010
Controversial Proposed Independent Medical Examination Rule Likely To Be Amended Insurance E-Bulletin April 2010
Please Release Me, Let Me Go: Releases and Changes in Law Claims Canada June 2008
Not My Problem - Or Is It? Insurance Considerations in Leasing Arrangements The Entrepreneur June 2001
Putting an End to 'Desultory Correspondence' - Recent Application of Rule 244.1 The Barrister June 2001
Rule 593(1.1) and the 'Residual' Category for Security Costs The Barrister March 2000

Experience

Closing a case at a favorable point with a favorable result

Our client: A national insurer with operations in Alberta was facing a complicated, injury-related claim comprising several factors. These included the possibility of a pre-existing medical condition and a demand against future income. Furthermore, the stated claim was in excess of policy limits.

Our strategy: Our defense strategy was to efficiently overcome the plaintiff's medical experts by leveraging documents and records to seek a mediated resolution. As Randal put it, We were flexible and quickly switched gears.

The result: By using the right information and through good questioning, we were successful in getting the plaintiff to agree to mediation, bringing the case to a favorable end without the increased time, risk and expense of a trial.

Areas of Practice (3)

  • Insurance
  • Personal Injury
  • Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
780 423 7613  Phone
780 428 9329  Fax
www.fieldlaw.com
University Attended:
University of Alberta, Bachelor of Commerce, 1989
Law School Attended:
University of Alberta, Bachelor of Laws, 1998
Year of First admission:
1999
Admission:
1999, Alberta
Memberships:

Professional Associations

Canadian Bar Association Alberta, Civil Litigation Section (North) Member 1999-Present
Canadian Bar Association Alberta, Insurance Law Section (North) Past Chair 2007-2009
Canadian Bar Association Alberta, Insurance Law Section (North) Co-Chair 2006-2007
Canadian Bar Association Alberta, Insurance Law Section (North) Program Co-ordinator 2003-2006
Canadian Bar Association Alberta, Insurance Law Section (North) Legislative Review Officer 2001-2003
Canadian Bar Association Alberta, Insurance Law Section (North) Member 1999-Present
Edmonton Bar Association Member
Law Society of Alberta Member 1999-Present

Reported Cases:
Reported Cases: The reported cases below belong to Randal and are representative of Randal's experience. Tucker v. Edmonton (City) 2011 ABQB 55 Alberta Coourt of Queen's Bench 2011; Votour v. Tucker 2010 ABQB 34 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2010; Votour v. Tucker 2009 ABQB 722 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2009; Zubick v. Alberta Teachers' Association 2009 ABCA 136 Alberta Court of Appeal 2009; Zubick v. Alberta Teachers' Association 2008 ABQB 5 Alberta Court of Queen's Benchv 2008; Zubick v. Alberta Teachers' Association 2008 ABQB 241 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2008; Lastiwka v. TD Waterhouse 2005 ABQB 44 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2005; Fullowka v. Royal Oak Ventures Inc. 2004 NWTSC 66 Northwest Territories Supreme Court 2004; Lastiwka v. TD Waterhouse 2004 ABQB 740 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2004; Lastiwka v. TD Waterhouse 2002 ABQB 979 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2002; Dear v. Styre 2002 ABQB 522 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2002; Sorensen (Estate of) v. Holden Hotel Company Ltd. 2001 ABCA 296 Alberta Court of Appeal 2001; Ron's Electric Ltd. v. Harder Burke 2000 ABPC 38 Alberta Provincial Court 2000; Ron's Electric Ltd. v. Harder Burke 2000 ABPC 172 Alberta Provincial Court 2000
ISLN:
914126438

Peer Reviews

  • 4.0/5.0 (4)
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  • Randal Carlson

    4.4/5.0 by a Partner on 02/27/13 in Civil Litigation on 02/27/13

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    4.0/5.0 by a Partner on 10/27/14 in Insurance Litigation on 10/27/14

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    4.0/5.0 by a Partner on 03/14/13 in Personal Injury Defense on 03/14/13

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    3.4/5.0 by a Partner on 05/08/10 in Personal Injury Defense on 05/08/10

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