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Amy Cooper

Associate

Commercial Litigation, Professional Negligence and Energy Lawyer at Bennett Jones Calgary

T: 403.298.3263

Amy Cooper has a general litigation practice with particular emphasis on commercial litigation, professional liability, employment law, and property disputes.

Amy represents physicians before the courts when they are sued for medical negligence. She also advises medical professionals in connection with professional conduct issues and billing reviews.

In addition, Amy advises employers and employees with respect to wrongful dismissal claims, employee terminations, illness and disability, and human rights obligations and complaints.

In her construction practice, Amy represents homeowners seeking recovery from construction and design professionals, including contractors, architects and engineers, for property damage and loss arising from professional negligence, breach of contract, and defective design and construction.

Amy's commercial litigation practice focuses on the resolution of energy and shareholder disputes. She also advises clients on a broad range of property-related issues, including disputes over rights-of-way, easements, purchase and sale agreements and commercial leases.

Amy has appeared before all levels of court in Alberta and represented clients in administrative proceedings. She also has experience with alternative dispute resolution, including mediation and judicial dispute resolution.

Amy summered with Bennett Jones. Prior to returning to the firm to article, Amy served as law clerk to Madam Justice Hunt at the Alberta Court of Appeal.

Amy is active in the community. She presently serves as a director of a not-for-profit daycare organization. She also volunteers with Calgary Legal Guidance and her local community association. Amy is a former coordinator of Alberta's Volunteer Lawyers Service.

Amy is fluent in French and conversant in Spanish.

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  • TerraPro Group Inc., an Alberta-based provider of environmental, terrain protection and remote access solutions, in connection with its reorganization pursuant to a plan of arrangement and concurrent refinancing. 
  • Junior counsel in successful prosecution of action for plaintiffs against structural engineers for negligent seismic and gravity load design of a luxury home resulting in a judgment of over $1.9 million plus recovery of costs of approximately $730,000: Swift v Tomecek Roney Little & Associates, 2014 ABCA 49 reversing 2012 ABQB 764 (leave to appeal to Supreme Court of Canada refused August 7, 2014)
  • Represented a manufacturer in connection with a claim for product and manufacturer liability and personal injury following a fire incident.