Michael Casey
Michael Casey
QC,
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Michael Casey's preferred area of practice is civil litigation and dispute resolution primarily in the areas of insurance and surety, construction and business law.

As counsel on behalf of insurers, sureties, contractors and corporations, he has appeared before all levels of Court in Alberta, the Supreme Court of Canada and numerous administrative tribunals. Michael has assisted clients with various forms of alternate dispute resolution including private mediation, judicial mediation and arbitration. He has provided advice and representation to insurers in matters relating to motor vehicle, property, commercial general liability, professional liability, errors and omissions, coverage opinions and defence of coverage actions.

Michael has extensive experience in providing defence in product liability cases. He has represented major energy and construction companies in respect of commercial, tort, contract and environmental litigation.

Michael has completed the arbitration course with the Arbitration and Mediation Association of Alberta and the Institute of Corporate Directors course.

Canadian Bar Association
Member
1972-Present
Law Society of Alberta
Member
1973-Present
Calgary Bar Association
Member
1972-Present
International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC)
Member
1989 - Present
Canadian Bar Association, Alberta Branch
President
1988-1989
Listed Insurance Law
The Best Lawyers™ in Canada
2011 - 2018
"Distinguished"
Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™
2017
"Litigation Star" Alberta
Benchmark Canada
2014
"Repeatedly Recommended"
Lexpert
2007 - 2012
Distinguished Service Award
Law Society of AB
2011
Queen's Counsel
1988
Calgary Airport Authority
Board Chair
2017 - Present
Calgary Airport Authority
Board Member
2014 - Present
Calgary Exhibition and Stampede
Volunteer
1975 - Present
Calgary Exhibition and Stampede
Director
1997 - Present
Calgary Exhibition and Stampede
President, Past-President
2011 - 2014
Institute of Corporate Directors - Calgary Chapter
Member
2008 - 2010
Calgary Exhibition and Stampede
Vice-Chair
2007 - 2010
Canada 2005 Exposition Corporation
Director and Vice-Chair
1995 - 1997
Rotary Club of Calgary
Member
1992 - 2002
Alberta Motor Association
Regional Director
1992 - 2000
Calgary Olympic Committee (O.C.O)
Venue Chair
1985 - 1988
Calgary Grey Cup Committee
Chair
1978 - 1982
Calgary Junior Chamber of Commerce
President
1977 - 1978
Swagger Construction Ltd. v. ING Insurance Co. of Canada, 2005 CarswellBC 2127, British Columbia Supreme Court [In Chambers]
Andy & Jean Grebely Holdings Ltd. V. Commercial Union Assurance Co. of Canada, [2000] A.J. No. 1048, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench
Parkin v. Condominium Plan No. 7710659, 1999 CarswellAlta 725, Alberta Master
Miller v. Petro-Canada, 1992 CarswellAlta 462, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench
Suncor Inc. v. Canada Wire & Cable Ltd., 1992 CarswellAlta 660, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench
Bates (Guardian of) v. Horkoff, 1991 CarswellAlta 229, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench
Suncor Inc. v. Canada Wire & Cable Ltd., 1990 CarswellAlta 305, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench
Strathmore (Town) v. Mitzner, 1989 CarswellAlta 146, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench
Strathmore (Town) v. Mitzner, [1989] A.J. No. 790, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench
Canada (Deputy Attorney General) v. McEachren, [1987] F.C.J. No. 938, Federal Court of Canada, Trial Division
Travois Holdings Ltd. v. Adanac Tile and Marble Co., [1987] A.J. No. 327, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench
Dekeyser v. Drumheller (Town), 1983 CarswellAlta 730, Alberta Land Compensation Board
Milne v. Gagne, 1983 CarswellAlta 360, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench
Janke v. Holzer, 1982 CanLII 163 (SCC), Supreme Court of Canada
Thomas and Vorstermans v. Summers, [1982] A.J. No. 827, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench
Damen v. Strathmore (Town), 1980 CarswellAlta 493, Alberta Land Compensation Board
Jaroslawsky v. Gordon-Cooper, 1979 CarswellAlta 362, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench
Kingpin Investments Ltd. v. Melton Real Estate Ltd., [1978] A.J. No. 687, Alberta Supreme Court, Appellate Division
R. v. Wernham, 1976 CarswellAlta 145, Alberta District Court
Education
Queen's University, 1972, Bachelor of Laws
University of Alberta, 1969, Bachelor of Commerce
Admissions
Alberta,1973