• Joel Franz

    Represents insurers, corporations and individuals on a wide variety of matters

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OFFICE: Edmonton

DIRECT LINE: 780.482.9316


      Insurance & Risk Management
      Wills & Estates

      Insurance & Risk Management

LAW SCHOOL: University of Alberta

BAR ADMISSIONS: Alberta (2015)

Assistant: Sydney Harding

Assistant Phone: 780.482.9125

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Joel is an associate in the Edmonton McLennan Ross office focusing on insurance, professional liability, estate litigation and general commercial litigation. He strives to provide an effective and efficient path to resolving claims.

Joel appears on matters in both the Provincial Court of Alberta and Alberta Court of Queen’s bench, and has assisted on matters heard at the Alberta Court of Appeal.


  • J.D., University of Alberta (with Distinction)
  • B.A., University of the Fraser Valley

Professional Associations, Affiliations and Community Activities:

  • Volunteer, Civil Claims Duty Counsel

Joel represents insurers and individuals on a wide range of insurance and risk management issues.

  • Has experience defending claims arising from Auto, CGL, and E&O polices.
  • Represents and advises insurers on insurance coverage issues.
  • Experience dealing with claims involving WCB issues.
  • Has experience defending claims arising from personal injury actions, property losses, copyright infringements, defamation, farm-crop damage and product liability actions.
  • Defends insurers on first party claims.
  • Represents insurers on subrogated claims.
  • Advises and represents individuals on insurance coverage and entitlement matters.

Joel has experience defending and prosecuting professional liability matters involving lawyers, insurance advisers, building inspectors, appraisers and others.

  • Has represented and assisted senior counsel on claims against lawyers for negligence, breach of fiduciary duty and fraud.
  • Has represented building inspectors for claims arising out of negligent inspections.
  • Has represented and assisted senior counsel on claims against building appraisers arising from claims by financial institutions for negligent appraisals.
  • Prosecutes and defends claims against insurance professionals, including insurance brokers and advisors.  
  • Assists senior counsel on claims against architects and financial advisors arising from allegations of negligence, breach of contract and breach of fiduciary claims.
  • Experience in representing executors and claimants regarding various estate litigation issues, including testamentary capacity, unjust enrichment and executor conduct.
  • Represents individuals and companies in a wide variety of matters, including contract claims, construction claims, negligence, and collections, in both the Provincial Court and Court of Queen’s Bench.
  • Experience litigating and advising clients on Sale of Goods Act matters.
  • Experience representing clients on defamation claims.
  • Assists senior counsel on shareholder disputes and oppression claims.

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