Marney L. Lutz
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Marney’s practice is in mediation and civil litigation, with a focus on personal injury and fatality claims arising out of single and multi-vehicle collisions and pedestrian/motor vehicle accidents, coverage issues, all types of personal injury and insurance cases. She is a frequent lecturer to client groups on civil and insurance litigation.  Marney also has experience defending claims arising from high risk sports such as heli-skiing and skydiving cases, including interpretation and drafting of waivers.

Marney has been repeatedly recognized in the Canadian Legal L’Expert Directory as a leading practitioner in the area of Personal Injury, and has lectured and spoken extensively on liability and risk management issues.

Marney’s experience in mediation numbers hundreds of cases on the defence side, as well as select Plaintiff cases. Marney has acted as both counsel and mediator.

In February 2013, Marney completed the intensive program in mediation and facilitating settlement at the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine School of Law.  In addition, each year since 2013, Marney has completed the Strauss Professional Skills series including courses focussed on Mindfulness and Avoiding Impasse – Mediation and Mediation and Game Theory.  Marney is committed to ongoing professional development in the mediation area on an ongoing basis.

In May of 2017, Marney will speak on a panel at the 50th Annual Alberta Law Conference entitled “Effective ADR, JDR, and Settlement Conferences”


  • 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
  • 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
  • Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Mediating the Litigated Case, 2013
  • ADR Institute of Alberta (ADRIA)
  • Association of Women Lawyers, Calgary
  • Dalhousie University Alumni Association, Calgary Chapter
  • Canadian Defence Lawyers
  • Calgary Bar Association (Past President)
  • Canadian Bar Association

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