Sharon Stefanyk

Sharon Stefanyk: Attorney with Field Law
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  • 2500 - 10175 101 Street NW, Edmonton, AB, Canada T5J 0H3
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Biography

Sharon Stefanyk handles complex civil disputes, in the courts of Alberta, Northwest Territories and Nunavut, focusing on insurance claims involving construction litigation, fire losses, product liability, large subrogated property claims and personal injury cases.

Her clients - often insurance companies centred throughout Canada - seek Sharon's help with architects and engineers liability claims, pipeline defects, pipeline hydro testing and dewatering claims, construction defects, professional liability, coverage opinions and serious bodily injury and wrongful death cases. In addition, Sharon often handles errors and omissions disputes and municipal and government liability cases.

Both plaintiffs and defendants have turned to Sharon seeking her experience and advice. In addition to appearing before all levels of Court in Alberta, Sharon regularly represents clients in various forms of alternative dispute resolution, including private mediation, judicial dispute resolution and arbitration.

Value to Clients

Sharon has an efficient, proactive approach to litigation and dispute resolution and - as a client team leader - matches cases with the right resources. My focus is on customer service and being responsive to my clients' needs and timelines. Clients like that I am always available to discuss their cases and provide advice as a trusted advisor based upon my years of experience in the insurance industry.

Outside the Office

In addition to being an avid golfer, Sharon is a long-time curling competitor.

Recognition

Listed Insurance Law

The Best Lawyers in Canada

2014 - 2018

Listed Personal Injury Litigation

The Best Lawyers in Canada

2015 - 2018

Distinguished

Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings

2013, 2016 - 2017

Community

Canadian Bar Association, Insurance Law Section (North)

Executive Committee Member at Large

2015 - Present

Alberta Diabetes Foundation

Board of Directors

2014 - Present

Alberta Diabetes Foundation - Halloween Howl Fun Run and Walk

Executive Committee Member

2014 - Present

Alberta Diabetes Foundation

Jeans and Jersey Committee Member

2015 - Present

Alberta Diabetes Foundation

Governance Committee Member

2015 - Present

Sturgeon Composite Grad Committee

Entertainment Chair

2013 - 2013

Canadian Association of Insurance Women

Education Chair for the 2012 Annual Convention

Edmonton Insurance Association

Education Committee

2009 - 2013

Saville Country Classic Junior Curling Bonspiel

Prize Committee

2008 - 2009

Student Legal Services of Edmonton

Volunteer

1985 - 1990

Experience

Alberta Motor Association Insurance Company v Aspen Insurance UK Limited, 2018 ABQB 2017

Toews v. First Choice Canada Inc. (Signature Vacations), 2016 ABQB 130, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench

Marjanski v. University Landscaping, 2015 ABQB, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench

Canadian Natural Resources Limited v. Arcelormittal Tubular Products Roman S.A. (Mittal Steel Roman S.A.), 2012 ABQB 679, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench

Howalta Electrical Services Inc. v. CDI Career Development Institutes Ltd., 2011 ABCA 234, Alberta Court of Appeal

Modesto v. K.R.T. Electrical Ltd et al

Nelson v. Industrial-Alliance Pacific Life Insurance Company, 2010 ABQB 746, Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench

Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada v. 671095 Alberta Ltd., 2010 ABQB 814, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench

InnerSense International Inc. v. University of Alberta, [2007] A.J. No. 270, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench

Sra v. Zhu, [2007] A.J. No. 706, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench

Abramski v. TD Waterhouse Canada Inc., [2006] A.J. No. 191, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench

Lastiwka v. TD Waterhouse Investor Services (Canada) Inc., [2006] A.J. No. 925, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench

Weyerhauser Co. v. Jenner (c.o.b. Magic Welding), [2006] A.J. No. 169, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench

Kallal v. Optimum West, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench

Lastiwka v. TD Waterhouse Investor Services (Canada) Inc., [2005] A.J. No. 1717, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench

Lastiwka v. TD Waterhouse Investor Services (Canada) Inc., [2005] A.J. No. 1718, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench

Lastiwka v. TD Waterhouse Investor Services (Canada) Inc., [2004] A.J. No. 1160, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench

Adam v. Beaver, [2002] A.J. No. 1437, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench

Dacro Industries Ltd. V. Lombard General Insurance Co. of Canada, [2002] A.J. No. 95, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench

Medicine Hat (City) v. Continental Casualty Co., [2002] A.J. No. 350, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench

Toronto Dominion Bank v. Real Estate Council of Alberta, [2002] A.J. No. 75, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench

Williamson v. Best Plumbing & Heating Supplies Ltd., [2002] S.C.C.A. No. 102, Supreme Court of Canada

Evans v. Rustad, [2001] A.J. No. 1744, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench

Wood Buffalo (Regional Municipality) v. Scottish & York Insurance Co., [2001] A.J. No. 1650, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench

Williamson v. Best Plumbing & Heating Supplies Ltd., [2000] A.J. No. 495, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench

Williamson v. Best Plumbing & Heating Supplies Ltd., [2000] A.J. No. 1122, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench

Williamson v. Best Plumbing & Heating Supplies Ltd., [2000] A.J. No. 1152, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench

Robertson v. BHP diamonds Inc., [1999] N.W.T.J. No. 52, Northwest Territories Supreme Court

Spenrath v. McKenzie, [1998] N.W.T.J. No. 86, Northwest Territories Supreme Court

Izzard Estate v. Robinson's Trucking, [1994] A.W.T.J. No. 35, Northwest Territories Supreme Court

Modern Livestock v. Kansa General Insurance Company, 157 A.R. 167, Alberta Court of Appeal

Reid v. Stein, [1994] A.J. No. 875, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench

Rohr (Guardian of) v. Hosack, [1991] A.J. No. 1020, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench

News

June 5, 2018

A Primer - Occupational Therapy

Seminars

Insurance Seminar

Join Field Law's Sharon Stefanyk and Occupational Therapist Gillian Bagg for an opportunity to learn from an occupational therapist experienced in providing expert opinion regarding a person’s physical capacities and their ability to particip...

April 2018

Cannabis: Insurance Implications

Seminars

CICMA/CIAA Education Conference

August 2017

The Best Lawyers in Canada 2018

25 Field Law Lawyers Recognized

25 Lawyers from Field Law Recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2018Field Law is pleased to announce that 25 lawyers have been included in the 12th Edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada. Three of these lawyers are new additions a...

January 2017

CPP Disability Benefits: To Deduct or Not to Deduct

July 2016

If Your Expert Doesn’t Know the Product he is Testifying on, You’re Gonna Have a Bad Time

June 2016

Accident Investigations

October 2015

Police and Adjuster Statements - Admissible or Not?

October 2015

CGL Policies - Basic Information and Current Trends

June 2015

Mediation: Putting the Resolution of Claims Back in the Hands of the Parties

April 2015

Navigating the Provincial Court (Civil)

March 2015

Minor Settlements - Beware of the Pitfalls

January 2014

Legislative Changes in 2013

January 2014

Managing Difficult Diagnoses - Chronic Pain

November 2013

Update on Recent Legislation

June 2013

No One Needs to Know: The Pierringer Agreement Settlement Amount Need Not Be Disclosed

May 2013

From Open to Business to Screaming Halt - How to Quantify Downtime Claims

May 2013

Joint and Several Liability

October 2012

Up in Flames...How to Prevent Spoliation in a Fire Loss

May 2012

Alberta Insurance Amendment Act

April 2012

How to Deal With Difficult Counsel

May 2011

Alberta Rules of Court

September 2010

Fire Investigation Course

May 2010

Spoliation

May 2010

Spoliation, Privacy, Privilege

September 2009

Insurance Amendment Acts B.C. and Alberta

April 2009

Alberta and B.C. Insurance Amendment Acts

March 2009

Alberta Insurance Amendment Act, 2008

March 2009

Balancing Work, Home and Community

January 2009

2008 Year in Review

September 2008

Life After the Cap (Minor Injury Regulation)

April 2008

Life of a Fire File

April 1999

When is Your Insurance Broker/Agent Liable?

Client Stories

•An oil-sands pipeline distribution company was facing a substantial loss in a multi-party construction claim in Alberta. Sharon Stefaynk questioned technical experts and managed a substantial number of documents in the course of representing the company, which was able to favorably mediate the dispute.
•A rebar company - ran into a dispute in the construction of a wastewater treatment plant. A mediation was agreed to before the questioning, resolving the matter in about a year instead of taking substantially longer.
•An insurance client came to Sharon with a Conflict of Laws case involving a motor vehicle accident in Nova Scotia that the plaintiff moved to Alberta, where it brought a lawsuit. Sharon brought an application to Strike for Want of Jurisdiction, defeating the claim in a couple months.

Areas of Practice (3)

  • Insurance
  • Construction
  • Personal Injury

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
780 423 7684  Phone
780 428 9329  Fax
www.fieldlaw.com
Law School Attended:
University of Alberta, Bachelor of Laws, 1987
Year of First admission:
1988
Admission:
1993, Northwest Territories; 1988, Alberta; 2009, Nunavut
Memberships:

Professional

Canadian Bar Association, Insurance Law Section (North)
Executive Committee Member at Large
2015 - Present
Canadian Bar Association Alberta, Civil Litigation Section (North)
Member
1988-Present
Canadian Bar Association Alberta, Construction Law Section (North)
Member
1988-Present
Canadian Bar Association Alberta, Insurance Law Section (North)
Member
1988-Present
Edmonton Bar Association
Member
1988-Present
Law Society of Alberta
Member
1988-Present
Edmonton Insurance Association
Member
1990-Present
Law Society of Northwest Territories
Member
1993-Present
International Order of the Blue Goose
Member
1995-Present
Canadian Defence Lawyers
Member
2008-Present
Law Society of Nunavut
Member
2009-Present
Alberta Association of Insurance Adjusters
Member
2010-Present
Canadian Bar Association Alberta, Civil Litigation Section (North)
Chair
1996-1997
Canadian Bar Association Alberta, Civil Litigation Section (North)
Speakers Chairperson
1992-1995

Reported Cases:
Reported Cases: Toews v. First Choice Canada Inc. (Signature Vacations) 2016 ABQB 130 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2016; Marjanski v. University Landscaping 2015 ABQB Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2015; Canadian Natural Resources Limited v. Arcelormittal Tubular Products Roman S.A. (Mittal Steel Roman S.A.) 2012 ABQB 679 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2012; Howalta Electrical Services Inc. v. CDI Career Development Institutes Ltd. 2011 ABCA 234 Alberta Court of Appeal 2011; Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada v. 671095 Alberta Ltd. 2010 ABQB 814 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2010; Nelson v. Industrial-Alliance Pacific Life Insurance Company 2010 ABQB 746 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2010; Modesto v. K.R.T. Electrical Ltd et al; 2010; Sra v. Zhu [2007] A.J. No. 706 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2007; InnerSense International Inc. v. University of Alberta [2007] A.J. No. 270 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2007; Lastiwka v. TD Waterhouse Investor Services (Canada) Inc. [2006] A.J. No. 925 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2006; Abramski v. TD Waterhouse Canada Inc. [2006] A.J. No. 191 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2006; Weyerhauser Co. v. Jenner (c.o.b. Magic Welding) [2006] A.J. No. 169 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2006; Lastiwka v. TD Waterhouse Investor Services (Canada) Inc. [2005] A.J. No. 1718 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2005; Lastiwka v. TD Waterhouse Investor Services (Canada) Inc. [2005] A.J. No. 1717 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2005; Kallal v. Optimum West; Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2005; Lastiwka v. TD Waterhouse Investor Services (Canada) Inc. [2004] A.J. No. 1160 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2004; Williamson v. Best Plumbing & Heating Supplies Ltd. [2002] S.C.C.A. No. 102 Supreme Court of Canada 2002; Dacro Industries Ltd. V. Lombard General Insurance Co. of Canada [2002] A.J. No. 95 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2002; Toronto Dominion Bank v. Real Estate Council of Alberta [2002] A.J. No. 75 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2002; Medicine Hat (City) v. Continental Casualty Co. [2002] A.J. No. 350 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2002; Adam v. Beaver [2002] A.J. No. 1437 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2002; Evans v. Rustad [2001] A.J. No. 1744 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2001; Wood Buffalo (Regional Municipality) v. Scottish & York Insurance Co. [2001] A.J. No. 1650 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2001; Williamson v. Best Plumbing & Heating Supplies Ltd. [2000] A.J. No. 495 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2000; Williamson v. Best Plumbing & Heating Supplies Ltd. [2000] A.J. No. 1152 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2000; Williamson v. Best Plumbing & Heating Supplies Ltd. [2000] A.J. No. 1122 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2000; Robertson v. BHP diamonds Inc. [1999] N.W.T.J. No. 52 Northwest Territories Supreme Court 1999; Spenrath v. McKenzie [1998] N.W.T.J. No. 86 Northwest Territories Supreme Court 1998; Modern Livestock v. Kansa General Insurance Company 157 A.R. 167 Alberta Court of Appeal 1994; Izzard Estate v. Robinson's Trucking [1994] A.W.T.J. No. 35 Northwest Territories Supreme Court 1994; Reid v. Stein [1994] A.J. No. 875 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 1994; Rohr (Guardian of) v. Hosack [1991] A.J. No. 1020 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 1991
ISLN:
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Peer Reviews

  • 4.4/5.0 (1 review)
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  • Analytical Capability

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  • Judgment

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  • Communication

    4.4/5.0
  • Legal Experience

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