Todd Kathol is an experienced trial and appellate lawyer who handles commercial and construction-related litigation in Alberta on behalf of clients from throughout Canada. He regularly represents general contractors, owners, subcontractors, engineers, insurers, rural municipalities, creditors and others facing difficult and potentially costly construction disputes. These often involve property damage and consequential loss claims, bonding, tendering, builders' liens and professional liability, including errors and omissions.
"Litigation is lengthy and costly. Most clients don’t want to spend money fighting over a document or whether to answer a question. So, I try to fight the smart fights and not lose the forest for the trees. My ability to do so has improved with experience as well as familiarity with lawyers and Courts. My ability to keep perspective saves clients time and money and furthers the overall objective to effectively resolve the dispute at hand."
He has also defended insurers, sureties, hospitals, chartered banks, product manufacturers, developers and oilfield service providers. Clients in the construction sector often turn to him to defend their interests pursuant to a Comprehensive General Liability or other insurance policies in claims arising from a defect claim or construction accident. He also has experience with fire losses, product liability, water nuisance, wellsite damage claims and other multiparty litigation.
Todd has extensive motion, trial and appeal experience before the Alberta Court of Queen's Bench and Court of Appeal as well as hearings before administrative tribunals. He has a Master of Laws Degree focusing on construction law, is currently the chair of the Dispute Resolution group and is an active member of the Insurance Defence group in the Calgary office of Field Law.
Outside of Work
Todd is part of his extended family's 100 mile relay run in the Kananaskis100 Relay, a springtime tradition that started 25 plus years ago. He has on his to do-list to qualify and run the Boston Marathon. When he's not running (seasonally) he skis, travels and still playing (semi) competitive men’s hockey. "I'm not sure whether it's more about the beer or the hockey but I’m still holding my own."