• Eric Appelt

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OFFICE: Edmonton

DIRECT LINE: 780.482.9302


      Professional Liability
      Energy, Environmental & Regulatory
      Labour & Employment

LAW SCHOOL: University of Alberta

BAR ADMISSIONS: Alberta (2019)

Assistant: Karen Nord

Assistant Phone: 780.482.9240

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Eric’s primary areas of focus are commercial litigation, professional liability and environmental regulatory work.  He has experience assisting clients with a variety of civil litigation matters, including contractual disputes, personal injury claims and professional disciplinary hearings.  

Eric is also involved with the firm’s Labour and Employment group, and has assisted with wrongful dismissal claims, intellectual property disputes and human rights complaints.  He has represented clients in appearances before Alberta’s Provincial Court and Court of Queen’s Bench, and has participated in various forms of alternative dispute resolution.

Outside of work, Eric enjoys playing soccer and spending time in Canmore.


  • J.D. (with Distinction), University of Alberta
  • B.Comm. (with Distinction), University of Alberta

Awards and Recognition

  • First Class Standing, J.D. (2016-2018)
  • Jason Lang Scholarship (2014-2016)
  • Sherritt Coal Scholarship in Business (2014)

Professional Associations, Affiliations and Community Activities

  • Member, Law Society of Alberta
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Volunteer, Pro Bono Law Alberta - Civil Claims Duty Counsel
  • Former Volunteer, Student Legal Services
  • "Show Me the Money - A Site Rehabilitation Program (SRP) Update", McLennan Ross Webinar, 2020
  • "Show Me the Money - A Site Rehabilitation Program (SRP) Update", ESAA Webinar, 2020

Royal Bank of Canada v Crowfoot Land & Livestock Corporation, 2021 ABQB 258

This litigation matter concerned an Application by an auction company in southern Alberta for unpaid expenses and lost profits. The company had undertaken a number of steps to appraise and auction the assets of a bankrupt debtor, only to have the debtor redeem its defaulted loan just days before the auction was scheduled to take place. The Court allowed the company’s claim for unpaid expenses and the services provided, based in part on the common law doctrine of quantum meruit.

Hearing into the conduct of Dr. Scott Clifford, February 2020

This professional liability matter concerned disciplinary charges brought against a veterinarian by the Alberta Veterinary Medical Association (ABVMA).  The allegations of unprofessional conduct arose from a series of criminal charges laid against the veterinarian in British Columbia and Alberta.  The matter proceeded to a disciplinary hearing before the ABVMA.

Professional Disciplinary Hearing before the Alberta Physiotherapy College & Association

This hearing involved allegations of professional misconduct including the inappropriate use of ultrasound, massage therapy and targeted heat treatment, as well as a variety of other professional boundary violations. The disciplinary tribunal accepted the parties’ agreed statement of facts and joint submission on sanction.

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