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Lawrence W. Olesen Q.C.

Bryan & Company LLP
Work Phone: (780) 420 4735 Work Fax: (780) 428 6324

Biography

Areas of Practice

Aviation Law
Transportation Law
Environmental Law
General Civil Litigation

Professional Background and Education

LL.B. 1964—University of Alberta
B.A. 1963—University of Alberta
Alberta Bar Admission 1965
Northwest Territories Bar Admission 1978
Queen’s Counsel Appointment 1987

Representative Work

Larry’s wealth of experience enables him to provide clients with practical, result-oriented, and efficient approaches to dispute resolution. He strives to use innovative and creative techniques to achieve cost effective solutions and resolves civil disputes for his clients through litigation, mediation, and a number of other alternative dispute resolution forums. His litigation practice is extensive with a focus on the following areas:

  • Advising clients on strategic approaches for the resolution of large, complex, multi-party disputes
  • Aviation Litigation including regulatory matters and liability investigations
  • Energy Litigation including oil and gas property disputes, business interruption claims relating to drilling operations, well workovers and pipeline and facilities claims
  • Environmental contamination Litigation
  • Corporate and Commercial Litigation including contractual, commercial, and shareholder disputes
  • Insurance Litigation including first party claims, complex coverage disputes, large loss subrogation matters, priority claims and SEF 44 defence
  • Surety claims
  • Products Liability and Manufacturer’s Liability Litigation including design and fabrication deficiencies

Profile

Larry has appeared as counsel before the Courts of Alberta, various Courts in the Western Provinces and Territories of Canada, the Federal Court of Canada and the Supreme Court of Canada as well as a number of administrative tribunals.

Larry is a member of the Law Societies of Alberta and the Northwest Territories. He has previously served on the Law Society of Alberta’s Insurance Committee and has also been an instructor for the Law Society of Alberta’s Bar Admission Course. Larry has been listed in the “Best Lawyers in Canada” in the areas of aviation law, insurance law and transportation law. As well, he has been listed in “Lexpert” in the area of aviation law.

Practice Groups

Administrative Law Group
Advocacy Group
Construction Law Group
Energy and Natural Resources Law Group
Insurance Law Group
Personal Injury and Fatality Group

WARNING
Before we can provide legal services or advice, we must ensure that we are not in a conflict of interest. Before sending us any sensitive or confidential information please send the names of the other parties involved so that we can determine if we have a conflicting interest. We will then advise whether we are in position to receive your information. Unsolicited information sent in advance of the conflict search being conducted may not be confidential.