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Marney L. Lutz

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Phone:403.231.8214
Assistant:Kim Davidson
Phone:403.231.8215
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PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

Marney Lutz articled in Calgary in 1993 with a major Calgary firm and continued to practice law there until joining Scott Venturo LLP in January, 2003. She joined the partnership at that time.

Ms. Lutz’s practice has been exclusively in civil litigation, primarily in insurance and risk management, with a particular focus on personal injury litigation. Marney’s experience has also included the defence of sexual assault claims on behalf of industrial defendants and “tainted blood” litigation, including the defence of the Canadian Red Cross Society in Hepatitis and Kreutzfeld-Jacob disease claims.

She is a frequent lecturer to client groups on civil and insurance litigation. Most recently, Marney has developed a practice as a Mediator, and has acted as mediator in numerous personal injury cases for both Calgary and Edmonton counsel and insurers.

Examples of Marney’s trial experience include the leading decisions of Nguyen v. Smith (successful “inevitable accident” defence); Chouhan v. Canada Safeway Ltd. and McNiece LandscapingBrubacher v. Augustine (slip and fall), Moser v. Derksen (chronic pain) and Pastryeva v. Krall (pedestrian). Marney also has experience in sports waiver litigation, including Ocha v. Canadian Mountain Holidays (heli-skiing) and Dyck v. Laidlaw (skydiving).

Her current practice focus includes her work as a Mediator, and all types of personal injury and fatality claims arising out of single and multi-vehicle collisions and pedestrian/motor vehicle accidents, sexual assault, coverage issues, as well as life and disability insurance cases.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Repeatedly recognized in Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as a leading practitioner in the area of Personal Injury
  • Speaker, Canadian Defence Lawyers Insurance Coverage Issues Symposium, February 2013
  • Speaker, Canadian Defence Lawyers, CDL Annual Meeting, June 2011
  • Speaker, Canadian Defence Lawyers, Defence Briefs Conference, January 2008
  • Co-instructor, Advanced Liability and Risk Management Issues Course at the first annual AGM of Alberta Interscholastic Athletic Administrators, June 2011
  • Participant in study on “The Skills and Ethics of Negotiation” published Fall 2007 by Marjorie Benson
  • Panelist, Canadian Bar Association Alberta Branch Mid-Winter Meeting and Alberta Law Conference 2002, 2003, 2004
  • Co-Host, Canadian Defence Lawyers Calgary Seminar, November 2001 and 2002
PRACTICE AREAS
  • Litigation
  • Insurance
  • Mediation and Arbitration
  • Bachelor of Arts (with honours), Bishop's University, 1989
  • Bachelor of Laws, Dalhousie University , 1993
  • Called to the Alberta Bar, 1994
  • Ongoing mediation training, Strauss Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University, Malibu, California, including completion of "Mediating the Litigated Case", 2013 and "Mindfulness in Mediation", 2014
  • Calgary Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Calgary Bar Association, Past-President
  • Canadian Defence Lawyers
  • Association of Women Lawyers, Calgary
  • Dalhousie University Alumni Association, Calgary Chapter

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