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  • Strategic and skilled advocate

    Marlena McMurtry
    PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY, COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

    Provides efficient and effective solutions to litigation disputes

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Associate

OFFICE: Edmonton

DIRECT LINE: 780.482.9249

EMAIL: mmcmurtry@mross.com

PRACTICE AREAS:
      Litigation
      Professional Liability

INDUSTRY GROUPS:
      Insurance & Risk Management
      Construction

LAW SCHOOL: University of Calgary

BAR ADMISSIONS: Alberta (2017)

Assistant: Vicki Callaghan

Assistant Phone: 780.482.9248

Assistant Email: vcallaghan@mross.com

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Marlena focuses her practice on a variety of commercial litigation and professional liability matters. Her practice includes the defence of financial advisors, dealers/brokers, lawyers, real estate appraisers and home inspectors. Marlena has experience assisting in the representation of insurers in relation to claims made against directors and officers for coverage under directors and officers liability policies. She also assists and represents corporations across various  industries in negligence, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud and breach of contract claims. Marlena strives to provide clients with efficient and effective solutions to complex litigation disputes.

Education:

  • J.D., University of Calgary
  • B. Comm, University of British Columbia (Honours)

Professional Associations, Affiliations and Community Activities:

  • Volunteer, Civil Claims Duty Counsel
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
    • Civil Litigation Section
    • Junior Lawyers Section

 

Professional Liability

  • Assists senior counsel in the defence of lawyers, real estate appraisers, home inspectors, financial advisors and agents, dealers/brokers and other professionals.
  • Assisted senior counsel in representing a real estate appraiser in relation to claims of negligent and fraudulent misrepresentation.
  • Assisted senior counsel in representing a lawyer with respect to a claim of professional negligence.
  • Represented a home inspection company and its insurer in the defence of a negligence claim.
  • Represented a corporation and its insurer in the defence of a negligence claim relating to drilling and excavating activities allegedly causing damage to property.


Directors & Officers Liability

  • Assists senior counsel in the representation of insurers with respect to claims made against directors and officers under directors and officers liability policies. 
  • Assisted senior counsel in representing an insurer in relation to a claim against directors of a chemical transportation corporation for coverage under a directors and officers liability policy.
  • Conducted research on the scope of the duty to defend and the applicability of an insured vs. insured exclusion in a directors and officers liability policy.


Commercial Litigation

  • Assists in the representation of corporations and individuals in relation to contract disputes, fraud and negligence claims.
  • Conducted research on the ability to enforce a restrictive covenant after the date of dissolution of a partnership.
  • Assisted senior counsel in representing a corporation in relation to losses flowing from the purchase of a parcel of contaminated land. 
  • Assisted senior counsel in defending a construction support firm acting a subcontractor in a large oil sands project.
  • Assisted senior counsel in representing a general contractor in a breach of contract claim in relation to the construction of a hotel in Alberta.
     

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