Litigation and Dispute Resolution Partner Joins Lawson Lundell


Lawson Lundell LLP is pleased to welcome Tamela (Tammy) Coates, a leading litigator, as a partner based in the firm’s growing and active Calgary office. 

Tammy brings more than 25 years of experience advising clients in a wide variety of commercial disputes and with respect to risk and reputational management. In particular, she advises clients in the energy, telecommunications, financial and professional services sectors regarding complex claims involving commercial, environmental, and intellectual property issues. She has extensive experience acting as counsel to numerous major energy companies with respect to upstream and commercial disputes, and landowner claims regarding water, soil, vegetation, and air contamination, including media and reputation management.

“We are so pleased to welcome Tammy to our Calgary office where she will play a leadership role in expanding our litigation and dispute resolution practice in Calgary, and supporting our strong litigation practice group across western Canada and the North,” said Valerie Mann, Managing Partner at Lawson Lundell. “Tammy’s significant experience will be of tremendous value to our clients in Alberta and operating in other jurisdictions across western Canada.”

Tammy has appeared before all levels of the Alberta Courts, and before the B.C. Supreme Court and the Federal Court of Canada. She is recognized by Chambers Global as a leading lawyer in the area of Dispute Resolution: Alberta and by Benchmark Litigation as a Local Litigation Star (Alberta) and a Litigation Star (Canada). Tammy is also a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal and was awarded the Women in Law Leadership’s award for 2012 for Leadership in the Profession (Private Practice).

Prior to joining Lawson Lundell, in addition to practicing Tammy was the managing partner of the Calgary office of a global law firm.

About Lawson Lundell’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution Group:

Lawson Lundell’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution Group consists of an energetic team of lawyers and paralegals working out of our offices in Vancouver, Calgary and Yellowknife. We are recognized as leaders in litigation and dispute resolution in western and northern Canada, having been named British Columbia Firm of the Year in Litigation at the Benchmark Litigation Canada Awards 2014. Team members have acted in all levels of court in the region and the Supreme Court of Canada, as well as before a wide range of administrative panels and in national and international arbitrations.

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