Doreen's primary area of practice is insurance litigation. Doreen is a member of the firm's Insurance and Surety Service Group and the Health Law Service Group. She has appeared before all levels of Court in Alberta and before administrative tribunals. Doreen has assisted clients with various forms of alternate dispute resolution, including private mediation, judicial mediation and arbitration, including work on a major international arbitration.
Doreen has provided advice and representation to insurers in relation to motor vehicle, property, commercial general liability, director's and officer's liability and professional liability policies, including defence of insureds, pursuit of subrogated claims, coverage opinions and acting for insurers in coverage actions. This work has included a wide variety of claims, including claims relating to healthcare, professional services, transportation, construction, environmental and manufacturing or design defects. In addition, Doreen provides seminars to insurers relating to legal issues of interest to them.
Doreen has represented Healthcare organizations, hospitals and their employees in respect of negligence claims. She has also represented compensated sureties with respect to construction matters. Doreen has also represented major oil companies and service companies in respect of commercial, tort and environmental litigation. This has included both pursuing recovery on behalf of such companies and defending claims against them. Doreen also acts for a variety of other clients on general litigation matters including construction and builder's liens matters and commercial lease litigation.