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    Kathleen Garbutt

    Creative solutions for clients in the construction and insurance industries

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OFFICE: Edmonton

DIRECT LINE: 780.482.9131


      Insurance & Risk Management
      Occupational Health & Safety
      Professional Liability

      Insurance & Risk Management

LAW SCHOOL: University of Alberta

BAR ADMISSIONS: Alberta (2012)

Assistant: Adrienne Jenkins

Assistant Phone: 780.482.9215

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Kathleen is an associate in the McLennan Ross Edmonton office with experience in litigation and insurance and risk management, with an emphasis on construction-related matters. Kathleen provides clear, concise communication through all stages of the legal process, and strives to educate herself on the intricacies of each industry in order to ensure client goals are understood and met.

Kathleen represents owners and contractors in various commercial disputes. She has experience with builders' and garage keepers' liens, and has successfully represented organizations with respect to ongoing payment issues. Kathleen also represents both individuals and corporations in property damage claims and regularly provides insurance coverage opinions.

Kathleen has appeared before the Alberta Provincial Court and Court of Queen’s Bench, and is acquainted with the rules and procedures of British Columbia.


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

Professional Associations, Affiliations and Community Activities:

  • Member, Canadian Transport Lawyers Association
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
    • Construction Section
    • Civil Litigation Section
  • Volunteer, Edmonton Classic Horse Show
  • Volunteer, Pro Bono Law Alberta
  • Assisting senior counsel in a large arbitration involving the construction of major municipal infrastructure project.
  • Assisting senior counsel in representing a construction company with respect to builders’ liens matters and ongoing payment issues.
  • Advises clients in registering and pursing builders’ liens.
  • Assisting senior counsel in representing a municipality in a deficiency claim involving a public utility. 
  • Acts for homeowners in disputes with contactors.
  • Represents contractors in various disputes including collecting unpaid invoices.
  • Represents insurance companies defending constructions claims including errors and omissions, property damages and other related issues. 
  • Represents various insurers in personal injury claims involving motor vehicle accidents and slip and falls.
  • Represents clients in collections matters including demand letters and statements of claim.
  • Assisting senior counsel in defending occupational health and safety charges, and assists clients in investigating and responding to serious workplace incidents.


  • "Understanding the Builders' Liens Act", Edmonton Construction Association, 2017


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