Jane Freeman
Jane Freeman
Practice Group Leader
News + Views + Events

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. Jane’s insurance practice includes disputes covered by property, casualty, commercial general liability, and professional liability errors and omissions policies. She also represents clients on both sides of the aisle in a wide variety of other disputes, such as commercial real estate litigation and estate litigation. Jane also represents government correctional facilities in the context of various types of Fatality Inquiries.

Jane has recently assisted clients in the following areas:

  • Pipeline disputes involving intersecting jurisdictional issues
  • Commercial host liability standard of care disputes
  • Fort McMurray fire property loss and coverage issues
  • Product liability/manufacturer’s liability disputes
  • Complex insurance and personal injury matters involving limits disputes where several SPF 1 and SEF 44 policies interact
  • Severe and catastrophic personal injury matters

Value to Clients

Whether her client is an insurer involved in a significant personal injury claim or a commercial party seeking to enforce their contractual rights, Jane’s approach is consistent and equally impactful. She focuses on the client’s big picture goals to secure favorable, cost-efficient outcomes. 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.

Jane has extensive experience representing clients in mediations and at all levels of court in Alberta.

Outside the Office

Jane can usually be found at the hockey rink with her young children. She is a karaoke and musical theatre enthusiast.

Canadian Bar Association
Calgary Bar Association
Canadian Bar Association Alberta, Insurance Law Section (South)
2009 - 2010
Lake Bonavista Community Association
Board of Directors
2021 - 2023
Galileo Educational Network
Board of Directors
2015 - 2020
Children's Wish Foundation of Canada
2015 - 2017
Law Society of Alberta Justicia Initiative
2015 - 2017
Canadian Bar Association
Law Conference Volunteer
2007 - 2007
University of Alberta Law Show
2004 - 2005
Student Legal Services of Edmonton
2003 - 2004
Alvas v Barrett, 2018 ABQB 651
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
April 25, 2023
Mid-Year Checkup: Trends + Challenges for Insurers
The insurance industry is facing a rapidly evolving climate with new challenges emerging every day. Insurers must navigate a complex legal landscape with constantly changing regulations and case law. These challenges require a proactive approach and an...
June 15, 2022
Evidence Documentation in Forensic Investigations
Lunch + Learn
Join Field Law and Collision Analysis Ltd.'s Craig Good and Steve Thannhauser for a complimentary lunch and learn that will provide insurance professionals with a general overview of forensic investigations and guidelines f...
March 16, 2021
Coffee + Counsel: Alberta Automobile Insurance, Recent Reforms + Case Law
Q+A Session
Join Field Law for another edition of Coffee + Counsel, a complimentary series that brings you together with a few of our lawyers for an unscripted chat about legal issues pertinent to automobile insurers in Alberta. Your questions guide the discussion...
November 18, 2019
Insurance Industry Update: What You Need to Know
Join lawyers from Field Law's Insurance Practice Group for a free seminar on topics including: Do insurers have to provide advances to Plaintiffs and if so, how much? Why have the rules changed? Are there any benefits to providing advances? Wha...
April 3, 2019
Staying Current with Auto Liability Claims in Alberta
Join Field Law's Jane Freeman and Michael Doerksen for a seminar discussing:  Reserving Rights and Alberta Auto Coverage Defences  An overview of the major types of coverage defences of the auto insurer under Alberta's stand...
University of Alberta, 2006, Bachelor of Laws
University of Calgary, 2002, Bachelor of Music With Distinction