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Donald Dear

Clyde & Co LLP | Calgary, Alberta, Canada

A lawyer since 1989


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Clyde & Co LLP
600 3 Avenue Southwest, Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2P 0G5
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Don Dear, K.C., renowned for his extensive legal career spanning over three decades, boasts a multifaceted practice encompassing class actions, commercial litigation, construction, energy, insurance, and professional liability. His unparalleled expertise allows him to navigate the intricacies of diverse industries and achieve swift and effective resolutions for his clients.

With nearly 35 years of legal experience, Don has honed his skills in commercial litigation, insurance and professional liability defense, class actions, and construction law. He is recognized for his adept handling of claims and coverage opinions related to upstream, midstream, and downstream energy matters.

Throughout his illustrious career, Don has appeared before all levels of Alberta's courts and represented clients across various Canadian jurisdictions, including Ontario, Saskatchewan, Yukon, and British Columbia. Additionally, he has advocated before numerous boards and administrative tribunals, such as the Chartered Professional Accountants of Alberta, and has served as counsel in public fatality inquiries.

Don's extensive involvement in mediations, judicial dispute resolutions, and arbitrations, including those under the International Commercial Arbitration and Conciliation Rules established by UNCITRAL, underscores his commitment to alternative dispute resolution methods. Moreover, his vast trial experience, having acted as counsel in over 40 King's Bench trials and countless court applications, equips him to provide clients with pragmatic solutions that extend beyond litigation.

As a dedicated litigator, Don approaches courtroom proceedings with unwavering determination, always prioritizing his clients' best interests. His practical approach and steadfast advocacy have earned him a reputation for delivering favorable outcomes for his clients.

In addition to his legal practice, Don actively contributes to the legal community as Pro Bono Counsel for the Law Society of Alberta, representing lawyers facing disciplinary proceedings. He also dedicates his time to the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede, where he served on the Courtesy Car Committee for a decade.

Don's commitment to excellence is further evidenced by his publication in "Land Developer Vindicated in Occupiers' Liability Case" in Best Lawyers, demonstrating his depth of knowledge and contribution to the legal field.


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