Our Legal Team

Our Legal Team

Weir Bowen lawyers have the expertise to proceed effectively through all the steps in civil actions. Whichever lawyer represents you, your case will be supported by the collective knowledge of our entire firm.

Partner

Elizabeth M. MacInnis, Q.C.

I completed articles of clerkship with a predecessor firm of Weir Bowen LLP (Newson Brumlik) in 1980, and am one of the founding partners of Weir Bowen.

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Partner

Joseph V. Miller, Q.C.

In 1991 I left the partnership of a major Edmonton law firm to work with Weir Bowen; particularly with John Weir QC, one of Alberta’s leading medical malpractice lawyers. Since joining Weir Bowen I have focussed my practice on representing individuals who have suffered injuries or death as a result of medical errors.

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Partner

Daniel P. Cavanagh

I completed my articles of clerkship with a predecessor firm of Weir Bowen LLP (Newson Brumlik) in 1984. I am one of the founding partners of Weir Bowen.

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Partner

Joseph Feraco

I joined Weir Bowen in 2000. I practice as litigation counsel and provide advocacy in a wide variety of areas, with a focus on personal injury, property damage, general liability, administrative and professional disciplinary law.

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Partner

Malcolm W. Jones

I joined Weir Bowen in 1992. I have a very busy, broadly based, civil litigation practice with a focus on occupier’s liability, personal injury, insurance litigation and Police law. Much of my work comes through referrals from former clients, or lawyers I have worked against. I have extensive experience at all levels of court in Alberta as well as in mediation and judicial dispute resolution of civil claims.

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Partner

Philip G. Kirman

I was born and raised in Edmonton. After obtaining my law degree, I served articles of clerkship to the Court of Appeal of Alberta and the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta, and completed my articles with Weir Bowen in 1995.

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Partner

David N. de Vere

Over the past decade I recovered millions of dollars in settlements for injured patients and their families in cases against surgeons (general, vascular, orthopedic), cardiologists, emergency physicians, general and family physicians, as well as nurses, chiropractors and dentists.

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Partner

Shelagh McGregor

I have been at Weir Bowen since the start of my legal career in 2009, and I’ve had the good fortune to work with pioneers in the medical malpractice area, and fantastic lawyers in many other areas of law. When you hire me, you get the benefit of not just my experience, but also the experience of our team.

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Partner

Michele Wolowidnyk

I practice exclusively in the area of civil litigation, focusing on commercial litigation, including contract and shareholder disputes. I have extensive advocacy experience including at trial, on appeal, and before administrative tribunals.

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Partner

Michael W. McVey

I was born and raised in Grande Prairie, Alberta and moved to Edmonton in 2006. I joined Weir Bowen LLP in August 2012 because of my interest in civil litigation and, more specifically, interests in negotiation, mediation, and trial advocacy. I quickly developed an interest in representing clients in medical malpractice claims.

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Partner

Travis Lidstone

I maintain both a litigation and a solicitors practice, with an emphasis on insurance defence, corporate and commercial matters, estate litigation, personal injury, commercial and residential real estate, employment law, and wills and estates.

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Associate

Nigel J. Forster

I believe that a multi-disciplinary, team-oriented approach is often both the most efficient, and the most effective, in the practice of law.

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Associate

Allison E. Grimsey

I practice civil litigation with a focus on personal injury. I have a strong interest in claims involving medical malpractice and motor vehicle accidents claims. I have represented clients with brain injuries, fatalities and cases of multiple injuries and fractures.

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Associate

Jillian Gamez

A lifelong Edmontonian, I joined Weir Bowen in 2012. In addition to a busy litigation practice including estate litigation, a wide array of personal injury litigation, and general civil litigation, I also assist clients in preparing wills and in real estate transactions. I have appeared before the Provincial Court of Alberta and Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench.

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Associate

John W.R. Andreassen

I grew up in Camrose, southeast of Edmonton. I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Political Science from St. Francis Xavier University and a Juris Doctor from the University of Saskatchewan.

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Associate

Michael A.A. Shepherd

I have always had a keen interest in litigation and joined Weir Bowen due to its strong reputation in civil litigation in the community.  My practice is general but has a focus on medical malpractice, disability, personal injury, and construction litigation.

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Associate

Iman Jomha

I was born and raised in Edmonton. I hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology and a Juris Doctor, both from the University of Alberta. While at law school, I served on the Editorial Board of the Alberta Law Review.

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Associate

Ian A. Miller

I was born and raised in Edmonton. I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a Juris Doctor, both from the University of Alberta.

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Associate

Luke Young

I joined Weir Bowen as a summer student in 2016, and returned as an articling student the following year after obtaining my Juris Doctor from the University of Alberta. Since my call to the bar in 2018, my practice has been focused on civil litigation in a variety of contexts including personal injury, medical malpractice, insurance, and corporate and commercial matters.

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Student

Tanner DeVries

I am currently focused on gaining as much experience as I can in different practice areas and I am enjoying the work I am presently doing in personal injury, contractual disputes, and medical malpractice litigation.

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