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Andrew E. Stead Photo
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Andrew Stead is a leading litigation and dispute resolution lawyer with extensive experience in both litigation and arbitrations. His experience includes defending product liability claims, energy (oil and gas), class actions and construction disputes.

Having acted successfully for numerous automobile, recreational vehicle, snowmobile and all-terrain vehicle manufacturers, Andrew is a frequent speaker and author on issues relating to these cases. He also has broad experience defending all manner of product liability claims, including those relating to alarm system manufacturing and installation, fire suppression systems, plumbing products and pharmaceuticals.

Andrew represents clients at all levels of court in Alberta and Ontario as well as administrative and regulatory tribunals. He has also appeared before the Saskatchewan Court of King’s Bench.

Representative Matters

  • Representative experience includes:
  • All manner of energy disputes
  • Numerous construction disputes, often involving Builders’ Liens
  • Disputes between oilfield service providers and facility owners
  • Disputes over the validity of leases and caveats on title that protect the lessee’s interest
  • Employer side employment law and Human Resources complaints
  • Breach of commercial lease disputes
  • Defending liability claims from defective parts and warranty

Speaking Engagements

Fire Loss Litigation in Canada DRI Fire Science and Litigation Conference, Scottsdale, Arizona

November 2016

Anatomy of a Construction Lawsuit 13th Construction Financing Course, Calgary, Alberta

June 2015

Managing Risk by Coordinating Pattern Litigation in the U.S. and Canada DRI Product Liability Conference

February 2015

Dealing with Builders' Liens Presenter, 12th Annual Construction Financing Conference, Calgary, Alberta

April 2014

Dealing with Builders' Liens 11th Annual Construction Financing Conference, Calgary, Alberta

April 2013

Dealing with Builders' Liens Presenter, 9th Annual Construction Financing Conference, Calgary, Alberta

April 2012

Regulatory Round-Up: Key Issues Impacting New Midstream Developments Speaker, Canada & US Western Midstream Summit , Calgary, AB

March 2012

Risk Management for New Franchise Vehicle Dealers McMillan Breakfast Seminar, Calgary, AB

June 23, 2011

Consumer Contracts Pro Bono Students Canada Association Educational Seminar at the University of Calgary, Calgary, AB

February 2011
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Media Mentions

Rankings & Recognition

  • Recognized in the 2019 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as a Leading Lawyer to Watch in the area of Litigation – Corporate Commercial
  • Lexpert’s Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers under 40 (2018)

Community Involvement

  • Andrew is a leading member of the firm’s Pro Bono program and an active volunteer at the Calgary Legal Guidance Clinic.

Directorships & Affiliations

  • Law Society of Alberta
  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Defense Research Institute
  • The Advocates’ Society
  • The Calgary Bar Association

Education & Admissions

Called to the Ontario bar
Called to the Alberta bar
LLBQueen's University
BA (Honours) Queen's University


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Automotive Webinar Series | Part I: Electric Vehicle Growing Pains & Gains

Our panel of thought leaders will discuss a broad range of topics impacting electric vehicles in Canada. Topics highlighted include: EV funding, policies and mandates: challenges facing Canadian emissions targets, funding and infrastructure; the Canadian regulation of EV batteries including transport, management and recycling requirements; and EV fires and recall obligations.

Thursday, September 28, 2023
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Construction Remedies On Public Projects: Alberta’s Public Works Act and Comparable Legislation in Other Provinces

This bulletin outlines the key requirements for contractors seeking payment under construction contracts with the provincial government in Alberta and elsewhere

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Nov 23, 2021
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What Are You Suing Me For? I Had No Control: Lessor Fleet Liability

The decision in Barz concerns the interplay between Alberta’s Workers’ Compensation Act and Traffic Safety Act.

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May 12, 2021