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    David Risling

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OFFICE: Edmonton,Yellowknife

DIRECT LINE: 780.482.9114


      Insurance & Risk Management
      Labour & Employment


LAW SCHOOL: University of Alberta

BAR ADMISSIONS: Alberta (1995), Nunavut (2012)

Assistant: Claudette Young

Assistant Phone: 780.482.9257

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David practices litigation with an emphasis on insurance. David also focuses his practice on employment and labour law. He is also a member of the firm’s Executive Committee.


  • LL.B, University of Alberta
  • B.Comm., University of Alberta

Awards and Recognition:

  • Labour and Employment Law , Best Lawyers® in Canada, 2022

Professional Associations, Affiliations and Community Activities:

  • Member, the Alberta Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
    • Insurance Section

Courts & Tribunals:

  • Has appeared before the Supreme Court of Canada, the Alberta Court of Appeal, Queen's Bench and Provincial Court
  • Has been involved in several trials including a lengthy jury trial
  • Has been involved in numerous JDRs, mediations and arbitrations
  • Experienced in conducting numerous files involving:
    • negligence law
    • professional liability
    • product liability
    • breach of contract
    • property
    • defending employers for the intentional torts of employees and
    • constitutional challenges
  • Represents and advises insurers on numerous issues including coverage, liability and quantum issues
  • Represents and advises corporations and institutions in various commercial disputes
  • Has provided services to large insurers operating inside and outside Alberta, as well as to claims personnel of large self-insured corporations
  • "Recess Break with McLennan Ross", McLennan Ross Webinar, 2018
  • "2017 Education Year in Review", McLennan Ross Webinar, 2018
  • "Catholicity Constitutional Law Workshop", McLennan Ross Seminar, 2017
  • "Workplace Harassment & Workplace Respect Programs", McLennan Ross Webinar, 2014
  • "2012 Labour & Employment Year-in-Review", McLennan Ross Seminar, 2013
  • "Harassment in the Workplace", McLennan Ross Webinar, 2012


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