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Fasken adds counsel to Calgary litigation, dispute resolution group

Thursday, March 14, 2019 @ 2:00 PM | By John Chunn

Fasken announced that David Kitchen has joined the firm as counsel to the litigation and dispute resolution group in the firm’s Calgary office.

According to Fasken’s press release, Kitchen practises primarily in the areas of insurance and general commercial litigation and also specializes in defending long-term disability claims on behalf of a number of large disability insurers.

During his 19 years of practice, Kitchen has appeared in court numerous times, both at the Alberta Court of Appeal and the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench levels. He has run a number of trials in the Court of Queen’s Bench, been involved in numerous Special Chambers Applications and argued at the Court of Appeal on a wide range of legal issues.

Kitchen has also been involved in hundreds of mediations and Judicial Dispute Resolutions from both plaintiff and defence perspectives.

More recently Kitchen has turned his attention to also working as a mediator, taking his years of litigation experience and applying it towards facilitating discussions between parties and resolving a wide range of complex disputes.

“David’s significant litigation and mediation experience enable a keen understanding of negotiation strategies,” said Clarke Barnes, co-managing partner, Calgary. “This, combined with his balanced approach to problem solving, will help our clients successfully resolve their legal disputes.”