Creative and thorough, Sue Remmer believes in a practical approach as to whether a situation requires litigation or mediation. With her attention to detail and talent for uncovering facts, she sees the big picture of the situation to find a fair resolution in complex litigation matters.
Sue practises primarily in the area of insurance defence and has a particular strength in defence work on the personal injury side. She handles complex litigation, including fatality claims, serious personal injuries, and SEF 44 matters. Her clients appreciate her focus and knack for finding important details in complicated medical and financial documents. To truly understand a situation, Sue dives into a file’s intricate nuances to pull together the big picture. She asks the right questions and uncovers the details of a plaintiff’s story to learn what makes them tick.
In addition to personal injury defence, Sue also acts as counsel in commercial and construction litigation cases and has handled significant litigation matters on diverse issues, including large fire and other property losses.
With her extensive experience, Sue knows that pursuing litigation can be costly and stressful for all parties. She strives to resolve the majority of her cases informally, through settlement conferences, judicial dispute resolution and private mediation. Her experience means she doesn’t need to follow a set, cookie-cutter approach. Sue inspects each unique file to uncover alternate ways beyond the usual to find a successful and fair resolution for all parties.
When a matter cannot be settled outside of a trial, however, clients can expect thorough and high-quality defense. Sue is a skilled advocate who has zealously represented her clients’ interests before every level of court in Alberta.
Whatever the strategy, regular and open communication is an important aspect of Sue’s practice. With her listening skills and ability to make people feel at ease, she enjoys strategizing with her clients to determine the best way forward. She takes the time to realistically assess the risks and determine a settlement.
Known for being warm, funny, and personable, Sue values the relationships that she develops in her work, both with clients and colleagues. She chose to join McLennan Ross based on the firm’s strong reputation for its well-respected insurance defence lawyers and its perfect size – not too big and not too small. She also believes in the firm’s culture of developing new talent and enjoys mentoring and helping junior lawyers learn how to grow and manage a successful practice.