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General Defense
Suite 1800, 609 Granville Street
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada V7Y 1G5
Telephone: 604-689-3222
Fax: 604-689-3777
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Established: 1994

Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Property and Casualty
  • General Liability
  • Directors and Officers Liability
  • Errors and Omissions
  • Motor Vehicle
  • Accident
  • Property
  • Construction Liability
  • Homeowners
  • Commercial Law
  • Subrogation
  • Litigation
  • Coverage Issues
  • Employer Practice Liability
  • Environmental Exposures
  • Cyber Privacy and Security Liability
  • Fiduciary Liability
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About Us
Dolden Wallace Folick LLP is an industry leader in terms of expertise and experience. Our firm was recognized in the April 2011 edition of Canadian Lawyer Magazine as one of the top five Insurance Boutique law firms in Canada.

We believe that the hallmark of successful insurance defense counsel is superb client service coupled with a business appreciation of cost. We recognize that as defense counsel we not only champion our clients' positions but also manage risk. At Dolden Wallace Folick, our lawyers are trained to use alternative dispute resolution mechanisms to achieve results expeditiously and cost effectively. The firm's areas of expertise are as follows:

Directors and Officers' Liability: We act for four of the largest D&O insurers in Canada, and have handled the defense of a number of complex multi-party lawsuits brought by shareholders against directors involving allegations of securities irregularities.

Professional Liability: Our expertise includes the defense of architects, engineers, accountants, financial advisors, medical and dental professionals and construction companies.

Products Liability: We have extensive experience defending manufacturers of asbestos, recreational equipment, medical and dental equipment and implants and other industrial and consumer products.

Employment Practice Liability: We are called upon by EPL insurers to deal with a wide range of discrimination, sexual abuse, and wrongful dismissal cases to defend both the insured entity, senior management, and employees. We operate "1-800" 24 hour call lines for the benefit of insureds to avoid having employment-related problems result in actual claims.

Coverage: Our professionals provide opinions relied upon by the top insurers in Canada and worldwide when determining coverage for specific claims, calculating reserves, and interpreting policy wordings, and have appeared as counsel in multiple coverage cases before the Supreme Court of Canada, as well as other appellate courts. We have specific expertise in providing coverage advice in relation to specialty lines (including professional liability, D&O and EPL), construction and sexual abuse claims.

Underwriting Advice and Policy Wordings: We have been retained by a wide range of property, liability, E&O, D&O and EPL insurers to partner with them in developing wordings suitable for the reality of Canadian legal exposures. Our firm has developed new policy wordings and substantially modified existing forms for many of the leading D&O insurers. In addition, we have been retained to modify unique endorsements for truly facultative risks that pose unique risk management issues.

Environmental Litigation: The legislative regime pertaining to environmental responsibility has recently undergone fundamental change in British Columbia. Our firm has been in the forefront of educating risk managers and claims personnel in the new and onerous duties placed upon insurers and the broadening potential for claims exposure.

Property and Casualty Liability: Expertise is available in the area of commercial liquor liability, arson, fraud, premises liability, construction, and automotive. Our firm has a team of professionals dedicated to defending complex catastrophic bodily injury cases. Accountability and responsiveness have maintained our firm's position as lead counsel for several of Canada's largest property and casualty insurers.

Life and Disability Insurers: We have undertaken subrogation proceedings for recovery of disability benefits, as well as defending claims for life payments in circumstances of accidental death and suicide.

Cyber Privacy and Security Liability: We advise insurers with respect to Canadian privacy and intellectual property laws and adapt cyber liability policy wordings for use in Canada. We serve as national monitoring and coverage counsel for cyber liability insurers and handle the defense of claims across Canada.

Fiduciary Liability for Pension Plan Trustees and Administrators: We provide coverage advice on fiduciary liability policies for single employer and multi-employer policies. We provide monitoring services for various fiduciary liability insurers that are required to defend pension plan committee members/trustees, and the entities that are typically named as parties in actions seeking relief in relation to the conduct of pension plan obligations and benefits.
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Additional Locations
Kelowna, British Columbia
308 3330 Richter Street
Kelowna, British Columbia Canada V1W 4V5
Telephone: 855-980-5580
Fax: 604-689-3777
Toronto, Ontario
18 King Street East, Suite 500
Toronto, Ontario Canada M5C 1C4
Telephone: 416-360-8331
Fax: 416-360-0146
Toll Free: 855-360-8331
Calgary, Alberta
Suite 850-355 4th Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta Canada T2P 0J1
Telephone: 587-480-4000
Fax: 587-475-2083
Toll Free: 888-380-0130
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Personnel Information
Eric A. DoldenLorne P. S. Folick
Steven D. WallaceBrian D. Rhodes
Michael J. LibbyJanis D. McAfee*
Jill M. ShoreAndrew C. Breen
Diana DoreyMikel Pearce**
Amelia J. StauntonPaul Dawson
Seth J. WheeldonKeoni O. Norgren
Tom S. NewnhamColleen O'Neill
Matthew BujarShelley Armstrong
Brent Rentiers*Matthew Miller**
Gerry Gill**Michael A. Bellomo
Daniel C. RichardsonEmily J. Unrau*
Lena Vartanian**Judd Blitt***
Cecilia Hoover***Brett Stephenson**
Morgan Martin**Kathryn Marshall**
Matthew MorawskiChristopher Filipchuk*
Cody MannPauline Gardikiotis
Aneka JiwajiManjote Jhaj
Jun Kim***Ian McIvor***

Additional Links
British Columbia Insurance Law Digest
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(Revisors of the British Columbia Insurance Law Digest for this Publication)
*Located in Kelowna Office
**Located in Toronto Office
***Located in Calgary Office