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Michael L. Readshaw


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Mike is a civil litigator who represents individuals, partnerships and corporations, including a range of national and international insurers.  His practice is primarily focused on insurance, construction and commercial litigation.  He has also appeared as defence counsel in various criminal and regulatory proceedings, including prosecutions under the Criminal Code and Occupational Health and Safety Act, as well as in hearings before the Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada.

Mike regularly acts for insurers as defence, subrogation and coverage counsel with respect to property, products liability, professional liability, occupiers’ liability, bad faith and motor vehicle claims.

In his general litigation practice, Mike routinely assists plaintiffs and defendants with the resolution of complex construction claims, including those relating to the Builders’ Lien Act and Public Works Act.  He also handles a variety of negligence, nuisance and breach of contract claims, debt actions, Sale of Goods Act matters and real estate and shareholder disputes.

Mike has appeared as lead counsel before the Federal Court of Canada, all levels of Court in Alberta, the Saskatchewan Courts of Queen’s Bench and Appeal, and various regulatory bodies.



  • Defence counsel in respect of a fatality prosecution under the Occupational Health and Safety Act;
  • Successful defence and resolution of multiple bad faith claims against various national and international insurers;
  • Successful resolution of numerous claims advanced and defended under the Builders’ Lien Act; and
  • Successful resolution of numerous multi-million dollar building deficiency claims.
  • Litigation
  • Insurance
  • Condominium
  • Construction
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Queen’s University, 2009
  • Juris Doctor, University of Groningen, Netherlands, 2012
  • Juris Doctor, University of Calgary, 2013
  • Called to the Alberta Bar, 2014
  • Calgary Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association, Construction Law Section
  • Canadian Bar Association, Insurance Law Section
  • Student Legal Assistance, Volunteer Lawyer

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