Jane Freeman
Jane Freeman
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Jane Freeman is a partner and trial lawyer in the firm’s Insurance and Litigation practice groups focused on a broad range of complex litigation matters before courts throughout Alberta. She defends claims for insurers and represents both beneficiaries and executors with respect to wills and estates litigation matters. 

Jane’s insurance practice includes disputes covered by property, casualty, commercial general liability, and professional liability errors and omissions policies.

Jane also represents clients on both sides of the aisle in a wide variety of other disputes, including estate litigation, disputes over wills, challenges against executors, executor compensation and claims impacting the rights and relief afforded to dependents. Her practice also includes disputes involving commercial real estate litigation.

Value to Clients

Whether her client is an insurer involved in a significant personal injury claim or a beneficiary under a will seeking to protect his or her rights, Jane’s approach is consistent and equally impactful. She focuses on the client’s big picture goals and avoids getting bogged down in the irrelevant details that stand in the way of securing a favorable, cost-efficient outcome. She also excels at managing the people and emotions that can influence decision-making on both sides of a case. While she takes every opportunity to resolve a case without prolonged, risky litigation, she is also fully prepared to protect her clients’ best interests in court when necessary.

Outside the Office

Jane enjoys spending time with her young children and family, singing lead vocals in the Firm band and is a karaoke and musical theatre enthusiast.

Canadian Bar Association
Member
2006-Present
Calgary Bar Association
Member
2006-Present
Canadian Bar Association Alberta, Insurance Law Section (South)
Treasurer
2009 - 2010
Galileo Educational Network
Board of Directors
2015 - Present
Children's Wish Foundation of Canada
Volunteer
2015 - Present
Law Society of Alberta Justicia Initiative
2015 - Present
Canadian Bar Association
Law Conference Volunteer
2007 - 2007
University of Alberta Law Show
Fundraiser
2004 - 2005
Student Legal Services of Edmonton
2003 - 2004
Online Constructors Ltd. v. Speers Construction Inc., 2012 ABCA 132, Court of Appeal of Alberta
LMK Marketing Inc. v. 1133181 Alberta Ltd., 2010 ABCA 301, Alberta Court of Appeal
Three Boys Toys Inc. v. Majouga, 2009 ABCA 353, Alberta Court of Appeal
Viper Concrete 2000 Inc. v. Agon Developments Ltd., 2009 ABQB 91, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench
Wozniak (Next Friend of) v. Alexander, 2008 ABQB 430, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench
October 2016
Civil Litigation in Alberta - Surprises, Secrets and Strategies
Presentations
September 2016
Long Lasting and Difficult to Eradicate: An Update on General Damages Awards for Chronic Pain in Alberta
November 2015
Everyone is Watching - Social Media and Litigation
February 2010
Sprains, Strains and Automobiles - The Cap is Here to Stay
June 2009
Morrow v. Zhang - The Cap is Back
2008
Bill 11, Insurance Amendment Act 2008
Education
University of Alberta, 2006, Bachelor of Laws
University of Calgary, 2002, Bachelor of Music With Distinction
Admissions
Alberta,2007