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Bradley G. Nemetz Q.C.


Commercial Litigation, Securities, Fiduciary Duty and Negligence Lawyer at Bennett Jones Calgary

T: 403.298.3194

Bradley Nemetz's broad civil litigation practice includes prosecuting and defending claims involving commercial contracts, securities, fiduciary duties, professional negligence, professional privileges, construction law, constitutional law, receiverships, and estates law. He appears before all levels of court in Alberta, the Supreme Court of Canada and the Federal Court (Trial and Appeal Divisions). Brad also appears before provincial administrative boards, commissions and tribunals, including the Energy Resources Conservation Board (ERCB) and the Alberta and Ontario Securities Commissions.

Brad's clients include lawyers, doctors, judges, oil and gas companies, insurance companies, property developers and owners of commercial real estate.

He has addressed such entities as the Canadian Bar Association, the Alberta Civil Trial Lawyers' Association, the Canadian Association of Corporate Counsel on issues including professional responsibility and conflicts. Brad has presented a paper on the fiduciary duties of oil and gas operators to an Insight-Conference and has been a lecturer for the Alberta Bar Admission Course.

Brad was a bencher of the Law Society of Alberta from 2001 to 2008, serving on its discipline, finance, insurance and professional responsibility committees. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and was appointed Queen's Counsel in 2002.


Select Experience

 Selected Decisions
  • Cardinal v. The Queen, [1982] 1 S.C.R. 508 (native land claims)
  • Tobler v. The Queen, [1991] 3 W.W.R. 638 (Fed. Ct.) (government liability for torts)
  • Re Canadian Jorex Limited (1992), 15 OSCB 257 (Ont.Sec. Comm. - takeover bids – defensive tactics)

Recent Recognitions

  • LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell

    Bradley G. Nemetz Q.C., received a BV Distinguished Peer Review Rating
  • 2017, Legal Media Group Benchmark Litigation: Canada

    Bradley G. Nemetz Q.C., recognized as a litigation start in the areas of construction, general commercial, product liability, professional liability, and securities
  • 2016, Best Lawyers in Canada

    Bradley G. Nemetz Q.C., recognized as one of Canada's leading product liability lawyer

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