Paul Kolida
Paul Kolida
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Paul Kolida is an Edmonton-based lawyer serving clients within the areas of General Litigation and Insurance. Paul provides a variety of services to clients in the insurance and banking sectors as well as general litigation work for businesses of all sizes. He also has experience dealing with product liability issues, ranging from smaller home appliances to complex commercial products.

His experience includes advising on a broad range of issues including:

  • Complex commercial litigation matters
  • Shareholder and collection matters
  • Corporate and construction disputes
  • Product liability matters

His insurance practice includes files involving defense, coverage and subrogated actions for property and injury matters involving automobile, property, and general commercial liability policies. 

Value to Clients

“I enjoy building a personal relationship with my clients through one on one meetings or conversations over the phone. I strive to find solutions that best suit the individual needs of my clients.”

Outside the Office

Sports have always played a large role in Paul’s life, and he and his wife play slo-pitch with the firm team, Field of Dreams, while also enjoying skiing and golfing together. His love for coaching currently has him coaching rugby and basketball with his wife at her junior high school while also coaching hockey in the community. For down time, Paul enjoys relaxing with a good book and traveling. 

During law school, Paul competed in both the Alberta Court of Appeal Civil Moot and the Client Consultation Moot, finishing second at nationals in the latter. Paul was also the captain of the Golden Bearristers rugby team, and a three-year member of both the Law Show and the Tortfeasors hockey teams.

Nor’Westers Athletic Association
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2016 - Present
October 22, 2019
Insurance Industry Update: What You Need to Know
Seminars
The insurance issues surrounding liability for personal injury are always changing. 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...
August 2018
Case Summary: R.C. Heating & Gasfitting Ltd. v The Sovereign General Insurance Company
Defence + Indemnity
Where past negligence involved in the installation of the system manifested itself in an explosion years later, the “occurrence” or “accident” was held to have occurred at the time of the explosion, not at the time of the neglig...
August 2018
Case Summary: Scale Estate v The Cooperators General Insurance Company
Defence + Indemnity
When an insurer contemplates settling to its policy limits in an auto case, it must take steps to ensure that all potential claims have been accounted for.  Where an insurer, knowing of another claim for the same accident, paid its limits in three...
May 2018
What is the Duty of Care owed by Bailee of a Vehicle to Innocent Third Parties on the Road?
Insurance Alert
Does a garage owner owe a duty of care to a third party who comes onto the businesses private property, steals a vehicle and is injured in a subsequent motor vehicle accident? The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that “a business will only owe a...
April 2018
Cannabis: Insurance Implications
Seminars
CICMA/CIAA Education Conference
February 2018
Case Summary: Stefanyk v Stevens
Defence + Indemnity
A. A tenant was found to be an “occupier” of its premises and potentially liable when a dog lunged at a party on the adjacent sidewalk, causing her to fall on the basis of allegedly having allowed a condition or activity on its premises to ...
February 2018
Case Summary: Stevenson v Thompson
Defence + Indemnity
A Plaintiff was found by the trial judge to have exaggerated her pain levels and to have lied during Questioning and to her health care professionals but was still found at trial to be credible and honest, which resulted in the Plaintiff obtaining a fa...
October 2017
Bruff-Murphy v Gunawardena
Defence + Indemnity Newsletter
The trial judge was held to have erred in allowing an expert witness, who the judge had reservations about, to testify when said expert was clearly not independent. Judges have a role as gatekeeper to ensure expert witnesses are worthy of being experts...
Education
University of Alberta, 2016, Juris Doctor With Distinction
University of Alberta, Augustana Campus, 2013, Bachelor of Management With Distinction
Admissions
Alberta,2017