Our Experience

The lawyers at Jeffery & Calder have conducted cases involving all aspects of serious personal injury litigation including brain damage, spinal cord injuries, amputations, chronic pain and fibromylagia, fractures and soft tissue injuries.

Gregory Calder (Retired)
- B.A. University of Alberta (1974)
- LLB University of British Columbia (1977)
- Called to the Bar of British Columbia (1978)

Since being called to the Bar, Greg Calder has practised exclusively in the area of civil litigation, initially acting for the insurer. Since 1986 he has acted only for the injured and has represented people from all walks of life from all over British Columbia and other parts of the world. He has handled claims involving brain injury, death, amputations, paralysis, fractures and soft tissue injuries arising from a wide variety of circumstances such as swimming pool accidents, car crashes, falling objects, assaults, professional negligence, skiing accidents, slips and falls and injuries that have occurred as a result of faulty products. During his many years of practice, Mr. Calder has gained extensive experience in mediations and trials (jury and judge alone) throughout the Province. He has a busy practice based on referrals from medical professionals, lawyers and existing and past clients.

 


Larry Kancs
- B.Comm. University of British Columbia (1973)
- LLB University of British Columbia (1974)
- Called to the Bar of British Columbia (1975)

With over 30 years experience as a trial lawyer, Larry Kancs has acted in both criminal and civil litigation matters. Since 1987 he has focused on representing clients who have suffered injuries and losses in car accidents, assaults, slips and falls, faulty products and fires. He has represented clients from many ethnic backgrounds with a wide variety of claims including brain injury, death, fractures, chronic pain, fibromyalgia, depression and soft tissue injuries of all varieties. He has lectured at seminars for the Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia and served on the Executive for that association since 1997.

 


Dale Stewart (Partner)
- LLB University of Manitoba (1982)
- Called to the Bar of Manitoba (1983)
- Called to the Bar of British Columbia (1985)

Dale Stewart has over 28 years experience, appearing in the Supreme and Appellate Courts of British Columbia as well as the Supreme Court of Canada.  He has handled personal injury claims involving brain injury, paralysis, broken bones, soft tissue injury, chronic pain and emotional trauma arising out of car accidents, sporting accidents (equestrian, hockey, motocross and skiing), accidents caused by unsafe premises, medical mistakes, faulty products and sexual assaults. In addition, Dale has experience with economic loss claims arising out of bad investment advice, the denial of insurance coverage and  termination of employment. Dale has written and lectured for the Continuing Education Society of British Columbia.  He has spoken to various industry groups on ways to reduce the risk of injury to its patrons and is a member of the Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia.

 


Kimberly Sadler (Partner)
- LLB University of Alberta (2005)
- Called to the Bar of Alberta (2006)
- Called to the Bar of British Columbia (2006)

After being called to the Alberta Bar, Kimberly Sadler initially worked as a defence lawyer acting for the insurer in the area of personal injury law. During this time, she gained valuable insight into defence strategies. For the past six years, before joining Jeffery & Calder in June 2013, Ms. Sadler continued to practice in the area of personal injury, but exclusively for victims injured in motor vehicle accidents. Ms. Sadler has successfully represented clients from many different backgrounds with varied injuries ranging from head and spinal cord trauma, orthopaedic, neuropsychological and soft tissue injuries, chronic pain and psychlogical conditions Ms. Sadler has had mediation, court and trial experience. She is a member of the both the Alberta and British Columbia Law Societies and the Trial Lawyers' Association of British Columbia and continues to act for clients in both Alberta and British Columbia.

 


David Abichahine
- B.A. University of British Columbia (2011)
- J.D. University of New Brunswick (2015)
- Called to the Bar of British Columbia (2016)

David achieved Honours designation in his first year of law school and, in the summers, volunteered as a Clinician with the Law Students' Legal Advice Program. David went on to article at two prominent criminal law firms where he gained valuable experience making submissions in court, conducting examination of witnesses, and co-authoring numerous articles for the Charter Newsletter. Since joining Jeffery & Calder, David has assisted in Examinations for Discovery and Chambers Applications as well as settlement negotiations. David has also gained valuable trial experience, having participated in a 7-day trial in the Supreme Court of British Columbia. David represents clients from a variety of backgrounds with injuries ranging from head and spinal cord trauma, orthopedic, neuropsychological and soft tissue chronic pain cases. David is a member of the Law Society of British Columbia and the Trial Lawyers' Association of British Columbia.

 


SUPPORT STAFF

Jeffery & Calder also employs the services of paralegals and a team of highly trained legal support staff, resulting in a more effective, efficient and economical use of legal resources, to provide the highest levels of quality and service.

The firm has extensive experience with trials (both jury and judge alone) and out-of-court settlement negotiations, including mediations and appeals, and has, over the years developed a reputation as being tough but fair.


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