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Justin Laverty-Harrigan

Justin Laverty-Harrigan practices exclusively within our Duncan Criag LLP’s litigation practice group, focusing on insurance matters, tort litigation, and general commercial litigation. Known for his ability to provide clear and carefully considered counsel, Justin confidently navigates complex matters through his meticulous analysis of facts, comprehensive knowledge of the law, and unwavering commitment to meeting his clients' needs.

Justin’s practice includes the defence of a wide variety of bodily injury and property loss claims on behalf of insurers. Clients also frequently rely on Justin’s expertise in providing insurance coverage and liability opinions. In addition to his insurance practice, Justin has experience litigating a wide range of commercial matters.

Justin has appeared before all levels of court in Alberta. He also has extensive experience resolving matters through alternative dispute resolution processes, such as mediation.

In Justin's Own Words:

"There is no way around acknowledging that I am a naturally competitive person. It would be a mistake though to assume that makes me an adversarial lawyer. Instead, I find that my competitiveness translates to a drive to find answers, to know the law, and, ultimately, to resolve my client’s problems in the most practical way possible. Being an effective litigation lawyer requires much more than confidence in the courtroom. More can usually be achieved through a few phone calls between counsel based on an earned reputation of trust, competence, and professionalism. It is earning that reputation while always serving my clients’ interests that has guided my 10+ years of legal practice."

Justin was a member of the Editorial Board of the Alberta Law Review while in law school and subsequently clerked at the Court of King’s Bench of Alberta. He has contributed to several publications and presentations for the Legal Education Society of Alberta and is a mentor through the Law Society of Alberta's Mentorship Express program.

In his spare time, Justin can usually be found playing any number of sports with his young sons. He is committed to giving back to the community and is a regular blood donor with over 100 donations to date. He has also served as a director of the Griesbach Community League since 2018.
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