Anthony Burden
Anthony Burden
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Based in Field Law’s Calgary office, Anthony Burden is a lawyer specializing in the areas of insurance, construction and general litigation. Anthony’s clients are diverse and represent multiple industry sectors, and range in size from individuals to multinational organizations. When working with construction companies, Anthony has experience dealing with complex operational structures involving corporate entities based outside of the province and/or country. Although he is based in Calgary, Anthony’s clients are located throughout Alberta, and often have operations throughout Canada – and beyond. Anthony’s counsel has assisted clients in a variety of situations, including defending against negligence claims and at the outset of contentious pre-trial negotiations. 

Anthony has appeared on behalf of clients at the Provincial Court of Alberta and the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench. Anthony’s approach to providing legal services sees him delivering efficient, considered counsel while also maintaining a focus on avoiding unnecessary, costly litigation. With this approach, he is able to come to a resolution quickly and fairly, while still preserving amicable relations with all sides.

Value to Clients

“I am eager to do a good job for my client. My style of doing business is efficient, honest and forthright, and I believe that being up front with both clients and opposing counsel is the quickest route to an amicable resolution for all sides. By being approachable, knowledgeable and dependable, I deliver business-focused solutions to clients while still retaining a personal touch.”

Outside of Work

When Anthony isn’t at the office he can be found spending time with friends and family, and enjoying all that his home city has to offer. An avid athlete, Anthony is also a competitive power lifter and has taken his passion for the sport to a number of world championships. Anthony also uses his free time to give back to the community, and uses his athleticism and sports knowledge as a referee and coach for multiple sports. 

Canadian Bar Association
2013 - Present
Law Society of Alberta
2013 - Present
Calgary Construction Association
Member of Board of Directors
2019 - Present
Alberta Powerlifting Union
Referee
2012 - Present
University of Alberta Powerlifting Association
Vice President
2010 - 2013
Court of Queen's Bench Amicus Program
Volunteer
2015 - Present
Carvalho v Associated Chinook Cab Ltd., 2019 ABPC
Amble Ventures (Alberta) Ltd v D.B.K. Engineering Ltd, 2019 ABQB 287
Golden Triangle Construction Management Inc v Nuwest Interior Systems Inc, 2019 ABQB 292
Steer v Chicago Title Insurance Company, 2019 ABQB 318
Park Avenue Flooring Inc v EllisDon Construction Services Inc, 2019 ABQB 73
Nelson v. City of Grande Prairie, 2018 ABQB 537
Steer v Chicago Title Insurance Company, 2018 ABQB 28
Meghji v Ippolito, 2017 ABPC 7

Slip and fall defence

The insurer for a local municipality approached Field lawyer, Anthony Burden to aggressively defend a negligence claim and contest liability.

Within two weeks of having the file Anthony successfully opposed a previously scheduled Application, and took steps to apply for summary dismissal of the claim. By applying for summary dismissal as soon as possible and questioning the Plaintiff on undertakings, Anthony was able to obtain helpful evidence on quantum moving forward. The co-plaintiff abandoned its claim prior to the Application. The Application for summary dismissal was ultimately dismissed, but leave was granted to re-apply with fuller evidence, which is now underway.

Anthony helped his client gain a better idea of the strength of both parties’ evidence, providing the knowledge needed to confidently defend the claim in a situation where the most recent similar reported cases dated from the 1930s.

Education
Osgoode Hall Law School, 2016, Certificate in Construction Law
University of Alberta, 2013, Juris Doctor
University of Alberta, 2010, Bachelor of Arts, Mathematics, With Distinction
Admissions
Alberta,2014