Anderson James McCall Barristers

Calgary Office

300, 444 – 5th Avenue SW Calgary, AB
Phone: 403.221.8333
Fax: 403.221.8339
Email: reception@ajmbarristers.com

Opening hours / Monday – Friday / 08:00am – 4:00pm

Call us at 403.221.8333

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Lawyers

Our Lawyers

At Anderson James McCall, our team of lawyers hail from different backgrounds but all have one thing in common: they are skilled, ethical advocates who are passionate about protecting the rights and interests of their clients. With their collective experience of representing clients at all levels of court, in front of administrative tribunals, and in alternative dispute resolution, our lawyers have earned a reputation for quality, effective advocacy. Select from the list below for more detailed biographies of our lawyers.

About

Norman is a commercial litigator who handles cases in construction, employment and general corporate / commercial matters. He has extensive experience in fraud cases, departing employee cases and injunctions, including securing wide ranging pre-judgment relief such as injunctions and Anton Piller orders, all designed to maximize recovery. He has been counsel in class actions, primarily in the investment field.

Norman thrives on complex, high stakes cases and is a problem-solver and strategist first and foremost.

Education

Bachelor of Laws, University of Alberta, 1989

Bachelor of Arts (with Distinction), University of Alberta, 1986

Bar Admission

1990, Alberta

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, Law Society of Alberta
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Calgary Bar Association

Practice Areas

  • Construction Law (including Builders’ Liens)
  • Commercial Disputes
  • Contract Disputes
  • Employment Matters
  • Shareholder and Corporate Governance disputes
  • Debt Recovery

About

Matthew X. James is a Barrister who practices primarily in the area of commercial litigation. He was one of the founding members of Machida Shewchuk James – a predecessor of Anderson James McCall – a litigation firm formed in 2010. Prior to this, Matthew practiced at a medium sized regional firm, and a prominent litigation boutique in Calgary.

As a seasoned trial lawyer and a dedicated advocate, Matthew regularly represents clients at all levels of Court in Alberta, the Federal Court of Canada, and various administrative tribunals.

Education

Bachelor of Laws (With Distinction), University of Alberta, 2004
Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy & Political Science, 1998 to 2001

Bar Admission

2005, Alberta

Memberships & Affiliations

Member, Law Society of Alberta
Member, Canadian Bar Association
University of Calgary, Faculty of Law Moot Court Competitions, Volunteer Coach – 2009
Legal Archives Society of Alberta, Volunteer – 2009
Student Legal Assistance, Volunteer Advisor – 2006
Canadian Bar Association, Calgary Law Day, Volunteer – 2005
Alberta Law Review, Editorial Board – 2002 to 2004
Student Legal Services, Criminal Shift Volunteer – 2001 to 2002

Practice Areas

  • Construction litigation, builder negligence and builders’ liens
  • Real estate litigation
  • Shareholder, director and corporate governance disputes
  • Joint venture and partnership disputes
  • Employment law, including wrongful dismissal actions, human rights complaints and non-competition disputes
  • Banking and financing litigation, including debt recovery and secured and unsecured collections
  • Civil fraud actions
  • Judgment enforcement (domestic and foreign judgments)
  • Franchise disputes
  • Criminal law (commercial crime)
  • Contractual disputes
  • Foreclosures
  • Mortgage fraud actions
  • Administrative law, including commission and board hearings, and judicial review of decisions of administrative tribunals
  • Constitutional litigation
  • Libel and defamation actions
  • Oil and gas litigation
  • Commercial lease disputes
  • Intellectual property litigation, including copyright and patent disputes
  • Professional negligence actions
  • Investor disputes
  • Land development litigation

Reported Decisions

Bartolome v. Alberta Investigation & Loss Prevention Inc., 2005 ABPC 290
R. v. Allen (2006), 2006 ABPC 115, 399 A.R. 245
Condominium Corp. No 9813678 v. Statesman Corp., 2007 ABCA 216, 76 Alta. L.R. (4th) 197, [2007] 10 W.W.R. 193, 409 A.R. 152
Direct Energy Marketing Ltd. v. McIntyre, 2007 ABQB 296, [2007] A.W.L.D. 2067
Jackson v. Piikani Nation Election Appeals Board, 2008 FC 130, 328 F.T.R. 188
Begeman v. Bender, 2008 ABCA 237, 92 Alta. L.R. (4th) 253, 433 A.R. 9
Neste Canada Inc. v. Allianz Insurance Co. of Canada, 2008 ABCA 71, 291 D.L.R. (4th) 279, 429 A.R. 8
Campbell v. Calgary Police Service, 2009 ABQB 58, [2009] A.W.L.D. 1092, 2009 CarswellAlta 99
Condominium Corp. No. 0321365 v. Marshall, 2009 ABCA 292, [2009] A.W.L.D. 3639 (C.A.)
S.S.I. Special Services (Operating Division) Inc. v. Response Energy Corp.,2009 ABCA 339, 2009 CarswellAlta 1634 (C.A.)
Kaglik v. Homestead Project Management Ltd., 2010 ABQB 336
Toronto Dominion Bank v. Khosla, 2010 ABQB 652
Milner v. Sostar, 2012 ABCA 128
760437 Alberta Ltd. v. Fabutan Corporation, 2012 ABQB 266
CIBC Mortgages Inc. v. Lucas, 2012 ABQB 402
Milner v. Sostar, 2012 ABQB 473
Weber v. Coco Homes Inc., 2013 ABQB 180
Kent v. Watts, 2013 ABQB 123
Milner v. Sostar, 2013 ABCA 386
Kulaga v. First National GP Corp., 2013 ABQB 377
Bank of Montreal v. 1323606 Alberta Ltd., 2013 ABQB 596
Kulaga v. First National GP Corp., 2014 ABQB 400
Kowbel v. National Bank, 2014 ABQB 311

Madigan Plaza Inc. v. Calgary Golf & Country Club, 2015 ABQB 272

Willier v. McGurk, 2015 ABCA 299

Coco Homes Inc. v. Caleron Properties Ltd., 2016 ABQB 30

Coco Homes Inc. v. Caleron Properties Ltd., 2017 ABQB 15

Condominium Corp. No. 0211484 v. The Town of Canmore, 2018 ABQB 649

About

Upon graduation, Ryan completed his articles with a prominent personal injury law firm from 2004 until 2009. From 2009 until 2016 he operated his own practice, McCall & Associates.

 

Ryan has appeared before every level of Court in Alberta and has made appearances before the Appeals Commission for The Alberta Workers Compensation Board, the Alberta Transportation Safety Board, as well numerous hearings with respect to Indian Residential School Settlements.

 

Ryan has extensive experience in the areas of Residential Real Estate, Personal Injury, the incorporation of private companies,  Wills & Estates, Criminal Defence and Family Law. His experience has helped him to assist his clients in finding creative and practical solutions to their legal needs.

 

In his spare time Ryan enjoys boating, walking his beagle, sports, and anything to do with Star Wars.

Education

Bachelor of Laws, University of Alberta, 2004

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, University of Calgary, 1997

Bar Admission

2005, Alberta

Memberships & Affiliations

Member, Law Society of Alberta

Member, Calgary Bar Association

Practice Areas

  • Real Estate
  • Corporate/Commercial
  • Personal Injury
  • Family Law
  • Wills and Estates

Reported Decisions

  • R. v. Belak-Kruse, 2009 ABPC 100 (CanLII) — 2009-04-17
  • R. v. Nguot, 2006 ABPC 357 (CanLII) — 2006-12-13
  • R. v. Yip, 2010 ABPC 292 (CanLII) — 2010-09-07
  • R. v. Yip, 2010 ABPC 403 (CanLII) — 2010-12-15
  • 627186 Alberta Ltd. v. Kerruish, 2009 ABQB 733 (CanLII) — 2009-12-11
  • R. v. Scott, 2010 ABCA 168 (CanLII) — 2010-06-01
  • Fevry v. Amar Developments, 2016 ABQB 661 (CanLII) — 2016-11-24
  • Mackenzie v. Mackenzie, 2017 ABCA 171 (CanLII) — 2017-06-06

About

Brad Findlater joined Anderson James McCall’s predecessor firm in July of 2013. Brad maintains a diverse litigation practice, acting for both individuals and corporations in a variety of different civil and commercial disputes, regularly appearing in all levels of Court in Alberta, and has also in quasi-judicial and administrative proceedings within various organizations.

Brad’s approach to resolving disputes aims at finding a process which suits each client’s needs, balancing the efficiency and economics of each dispute to determine which approach will lead to the best possible result. As an active participant in the Alberta Limited Legal Services Project, Brad is willing to assist clients on a limited retainer basis when appropriate, such as drafting court documents or making court appearances.

Education

Juris Doctor, University of Manitoba, 2012

Bachelor of Arts (Psychology), University of Calgary, 2007

Bar Admission

2013, Alberta

2013, Manitoba

Memberships & Affiliations

Member, Law Society of Alberta
Member, Canadian Bar Association
– Civil Litigation
– Young Lawyers
– Foreclosure
– Employment
– Construction
Member, Calgary Bar Association
Member, The Advocates’ Society

Practice Areas

  • Condominium Law
    • Bylaw review, enforcement and drafting
    • Foreclosure
    • Document Review
  • Construction litigation, builder negligence and builders’ liens
  • Debt/Judgment recovery and enforcement
  • Civil/Mortgage fraud actions
  • Judgment enforcement (domestic and foreign judgments)
  • Personal Injury
  • Shareholder, director and corporate governance disputes
  • Joint venture and partnership disputes
  • Employment law
    • wrongful dismissal
    • human rights complaints
    • non-competition disputes
  • Franchise disputes
  • Contractual disputes
  • Residential and commercial lease disputes
  • Professional negligence actions

Reported Decisions

  • Hoff v Interlok Solutions Ltd., 2016 ABPCLall v. Alberta (Chief Electoral Officer) 2016 ABQB 117

    First Data Loan Co. of Canada v Woodland Kitchens Inc. 
    2015 ABQB 283

Shoaai v. Canada (Attorney General), 2013 MBQB 110

0459478 BC Ltd. (Paul Davis Systems of Greater Vancouver) v Cameron and Associates Construction Ltd., 2017 ABPC

Lall v Alberta (Chief Electoral Officer), 2017 ABQB 570

Ary Homes Inc v Triple-A Classic Homes Ltd, 2017 ABQB 510

Sullivan v Ferguson, 2017 ABCA 192

Triple A Classic Homes Limited v Vyas, 2017 ABPC

 

ASSOCIATE

About

Kerry was born and raised in Calgary and obtained her Bachelor of Science from the University of Calgary in 2008.  Her subsequent work in the fields of science and business generated her interest in the practice of law.  Kerry attended law school at the University of Saskatchewan and during this time, she volunteered for several pro-bono initiatives, including a legal clinic for low-income residents of Saskatoon, and she served as governance and finance chair on the Board of Directors at the Saskatoon SPCA.

 

Upon graduation, Kerry returned to Calgary to article at a full-service, mid-size firm where she gained experience in corporate and transactional matters, tax planning and dispute resolution, and a wide spectrum of litigation work.  Upon admission to the Alberta Bar, Kerry has practiced as a litigation associate, specializing in construction law, corporate and commercial disputes, fraud and unjust enrichment claims, commercial tenancy disputes, and civil enforcement matters.

Education

Juris Doctor, University of Saskatchewan, 2015

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, University of Calgary, 2008

Bar Admission

          • 2017, Alberta

Memberships & Affiliations

Member, Law Society of Alberta
Member, Canadian Bar Association
Member, Calgary Bar Association
Member, The Advocates’ Society
Member, Alberta Equestrian Federation

Practice Areas

Kerry has a diverse civil litigation practice, assisting businesses and individuals with a broad range of issues.  Since being called to the Alberta Bar, Kerry has gained particular experience in the following areas:

  • Construction law, including CCDC disputes, builders’ lien matters, and delay claims
  • Corporate disputes, including contractual matters, shareholder disputes, and debt recovery
  • Commercial insurance claims
  • Civil fraud and unjust enrichment claims
  • Commercial landlord and tenancy disputes
  • Civil enforcement and judgment recovery

About

Stefanie came to Machida James McCall, a precursor firm to Anderson James McCall, after having completed her articles of clerkship with two smaller Alberta firms. Stefanie has a varied civil litigation practice and has appeared at several levels of Court in Alberta. She works closely with her clients to ensure that their needs are met.

 

During her time at law school Stefanie had the opportunity to participate in several hands-on opportunities including courses on arbitration, negotiation, business skills and risk management. Stefanie is currently on the Board for the Young Women Lawyers association and enjoys volunteering in the legal community and beyond.

Education

Juris Doctor, University of Saskatchewan, 2015

Bachelor of Arts, University of Saskatchewan, 2008

Bar Admission

2017, Alberta

Memberships & Affiliations

Member, Law Society of Alberta

Member, Calgary Bar Association

Member, Association of Women Lawyers

Member, Canadian Bar Association

Member, The Advocates’ Society

Board Member, Young Women Lawyers Association (Calgary)

Practice Areas

  • General Civil Litigation
  • Corporate contract disputes
  • Shareholder disputes including shareholder oppression and fraud
  • Corporate debt recovery
  • Employment Law
  • Debt/Judgment Recovery and Enforcement
  • Civil fraud and unjust enrichment claims
  • Estate litigation

ASSOCIATE

About

Monique assists businesses and individuals with corporate and commercial litigation issues. She has appeared before all levels of Court in Alberta, including the Court of Appeal, the Court of Queen’s Bench and the Provincial Court (Civil and Criminal).

 

Monique’s main practice area is devoted to a wide range of complex, commercial litigation matters including shareholder oppression claims, fraud, contract disputes, and regulatory compliance issues. She also works with clients and corporate solicitors to assess risk and develop proactive strategies to assist clients in avoiding litigation before it starts.

 

In recent years, Monique has worked in the area of estate litigation including contested validity of wills, appointment (or removal) of personal representatives, and estate distributions.

Education

Bachelor of Laws, University of Calgary, 2008

Bachelor of Science in Conservation Biology (with Distinction), University of Calgary, 2004

Bar Admission

        • 2009, Alberta

Memberships & Affiliations

Member, Law Society of Alberta

Member, Canadian Bar Association

Member, Calgary Bar Association

Member, The Advocates’ Society

Practice Areas

  • Administrative law, including board hearings and applications for judicial review
  • Estate Litigation
  • General corporate / commercial litigation
  • General Civil Litigation
  • Municipal Law
  • Professional negligence
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Shareholder disputes including shareholder oppression, fraud, and derivative actions

STUDENT-AT-LAW

About

Daniel provides support for a diverse range of legal services.  Primarily assisting with corporate and commercial litigation, Daniel continues his articling and looks to provide timely, client-focused legal services.

 

Daniel began his articling as an in-house Privacy Officer and Contracts Adviser.  During his time as Privacy Officer he gained experience responding to privacy requests for the purposes of insurance claims, litigation, law enforcement investigations, and healthcare related inquiries.  As Contracts Adviser he was responsible for reviewing new vendor contracts and advising staff on term ending contracts and potential issues with contractual negotiations.  Daniel also gained experienced in corporate governance and compliance.

 

Daniel enjoys spending his spare time skiing, cross-country running, hiking, hockey, and reading science fiction novels.

Education

Bachelor of Laws, University of Southampton, 2017

Bachelor of Arts (Economics), University of Alberta, 2009

Bar Admission

        • 2020 (Anticipated), Alberta

Memberships & Affiliations

Member (Student-at-Law), Law Society of Alberta

Member, Canadian Bar Association

Practice Areas

As an articling student, Daniel is gaining experience in all areas of law that the firm practices in.