Cochrane Personal Injury Lawyer

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Our team works on contingency which means you pay nothing until you win!

About Us

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Team Members

E.F. Anthony Merchant Q.C.

Tony Merchant

Lawyer

SATNAM S. AUJLA

Satnam S. Aujla

Lawyer

J.E. Joshua Merchant

J.E. Joshua Merchant

Lawyer

Shaun P. Flannigan

Shaun P. Flannigan

Lawyer

SATNAM S. AUJLA
Lawyer

Satnam S. Aujla

Graham K. Neill
Lawyer

Graham K. Neill

Shaun P. Flannigan
Lawyer

Shaun P. Flannigan

Zaki Ahmad
Lawyer

Zaki Ahmad

Lawyer

Dr. Francois Wessels

Anna Xu
Articling Student

Anna Xu

Thomas J. Kannanayakal
Articling Student

Thomas J. Kannanayakal

Jessica Atwal
Articling Student

Jessica Atwal

SATNAM S. AUJLA

Lawyer

Satnam S. Aujla

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Wrongful Death
  • Immigration / Refugee
  • Criminal Defence
  • Family Law

BACKGROUND/EDUCATION

  • LL.B. Canadian Equivalency, University of Alberta, 1991
  • LL.B., Punjab University, India, 1986
  • M.A. English Literature, Punjab University, India, 1983

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Numerous and successful appearances before the Alberta Court of Appeal, Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench, Alberta Provincial Court, Federal Court of Canada, Federal Court of Appeal, Immigration Tribunals, Taxi Commission Appeals, Canada Pension Plan Appeals, and Workers’ Compensation Board Appeals.

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Law Society of Alberta
  • Law Society of BC

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Called to the Bar, Alberta, 1993
  • Called to the Bar, British Columbia, 2011

LANGUAGES

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Punjabi

Graham K. Neill

Lawyer

Graham K. Neill

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Family Law

BACKGROUND/EDUCATION

  • LL.B. (Distinction), University of Saskatchewan, 1998
  • Bachelor of Education, University of Regina, 1987
  • Bachelor of Arts (Political Science), University of Regina 1985

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • Argued cases before the Supreme Court of Canada, Alberta Court of Appeal, Alberta Court of Queens’ Bench, and Provincial Court of Alberta, as well as various Administrative Boards and Tribunals.

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Law Society of Alberta

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Called to the Bar, Alberta, 1999

AWARDS

  • Saskatchewan Law Review
  • Student Editor, 1997-98
  • Canada Trust Company Prize in Trusts, 1998
  • Canada Law Book Company Prize, 1997
  • Nominated for 1st Year Moot Court Prize, 1996
  • Class of ’60 Cronkite Prize in Personal Injuries Compensation, 1996
Shaun P. Flannigan

Lawyer

Shaun P. Flannigan

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Business Law
  • Civil Litigation
  • Corporate / Commercial Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Insurance Coverage Disputes

BACKGROUND/EDUCATION

  • LL.B., University of Alberta, 2006
  • B.A., distinction, University of Alberta, 2003

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • Appearances at all levels of courts in Alberta

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Alberta Civil Trial Lawyers Association
  • Calgary Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Law Society of Alberta

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Called to the Bar, Alberta, 2008

REPORTED DECISIONS

  • Hykawy v. Hykawy 2008 ABCA 324, 298 D.L.R. (4′”) 620 Deciding the issue of whether one co-defendant can be excluded from the discovery of another co-defendant
  • Holizki Estate v. Alberta (Public Trustee) 2008 ABQB 716, 462 A.R. 85 Motor vehicle accident case involving difficult issues of apportionment of liability between the drivers of two motor vehicles
  • Watzke v. Minister of National Revenue 2011 TCC 351 Determination of whether a worker was an employee or independent contractor
  • Peterson v. Khokhar (2007), 78 Alta. L.R. (4th) 294 (Alta. Master) Application to set aside judgment after a defendant failed to file a defence
Zaki Ahmad

Lawyer

Zaki Ahmad

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Civil litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Family Law
  • Immigration / Refugee

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • Appearances before both the Court of Queen’s Bench Court of Alberta and Provincial Court of Alberta
  • Research published in the A Level Law Review in the UK

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • LL.B. Greenwich University 2013
  • NCA Qualification 2019

BAR ADMISSION

  • Call to the Bar, Alberta, 2020

LANGUAGES

  • English
  • Urdu

Lawyer

Dr. Francois Wessels

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Class Actions
  • Corporate/Securities/Commercial Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • International Law
  • Transnational Business Litigation

BACKGROUND/EDUCATION

  • Certificate in Principles of Risk Management (cum laude), University of Pretoria, 2008
  • LL.B, University of Pretoria, 2010
  • LL.M (Corporate Law), University of Pretoria, 2013
  • Certificate in Practice Management, Law Society of South Africa, 2016-2017
  • LL.D and Merit Certificate for Academics, University of Pretoria, 2016
  • Certificate of Qualification, National Committee on Accreditation of the Federation of Law Societies of Canada, 2020

OCCUPATIONAL HISTORY

  • Research Assistant (Office of the Dean of Law), University of Pretoria, 2007-2009
  • Intern, Johannesburg Stock Exchange (Corporate Secretariat, Issuer Services, Equity Derivatives), 2009
  • Postgraduate Research Assistant (Mercantile Law), University of Pretoria, 2010
  • Project Coordinator: LL.M International Trade and Investment Law in Africa, International Development Law Unit: University of Pretoria, 2011
  • Corporate Law Textbook Translator, 2012
  • Labour Law Advisor (South Africa), 2012-2013, 2014
  • Articling Law Student (South Africa), 2013-2014
  • Practicing Lawyer (South Africa), 2015-2018
  • Moderator for Proposed Law Degree, 2017
  • Law Lecturer at Professional Forums: Corporate Law, 2015-2018
  • Lecturer at Law Schools: Transnational Business Law, Commercial Law, Securities Law, Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law, Financial Law, Legal Philosophy, Legal History, Contract Law, Medical Law, Unjust Enrichment and Estoppel Law, Criminal Law, 2012, 2014-2018
  • Extraordinary Lecturer of Mercantile Law, University of Pretoria, 2017-2018
  • Articling Law Student (Saskatchewan), Merchant Law Group LLP, 202

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • South Africa, 2014
  • Saskatchewan, 2021

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Law Society of the Northern Provinces/Legal Practice Council (South Africa), 2014-present
  • Law Society of Saskatchewan, 2021-present
Anna Xu

Articling Student

Anna Xu

Areas of Practice

  • Civil Litigation
  • Personal Injury Law
  • Family Law
  • Immigration Law
  • Criminal Law

Background

  • JD, Queen’s University, 2022
  • BCom (with distinction), University of Alberta, 2017

Memberships

  • Law Society of Alberta

Bar Admissions

  • Working towards becoming a member of the Alberta Bar

Languages

  • English
  • Mandarin Chinese
  • Conversational: Korean, Japanese
Thomas J. Kannanayakal

Articling Student

Thomas J. Kannanayakal

Areas of Practice

  • Civil Litigation
  • Personal Injury Law
  • Family Law
  • Immigration Law
  • Criminal Law

Education

  • J.D., University of Alberta, 2022
  • M.S., Wright State University, 2009
  • M.Phil. (first class), University of Madras, 2003
  • M.Sc. (first class with distinction), University of Madras, 2002
  • B.Sc. (first class), University of Madras, 2000

Memberships

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Alberta Association of Professional Biologists

Bar Admissions

  • Working towards becoming a member of the Law Society of Alberta

Languages

  • English
  • Tamil
  • Malayalam

Personal

Thomas served as an editor of Alberta Law Review and volunteered with Student Legal Services and Pro Bono Student Canada as a student at the Faculty of Law, University of Alberta.  He currently serves on the Alberta Association of Professional Paralegals board and as the president of Nu Kappa Upsilon AAPP Student Honour Society.

Before joining law school, Thomas worked as a research assistant in biomedical research.  As a graduate student, he served as the president of the Student Advisory Council of the Society of Toxicology.  Thomas has published articles and papers on legal and scientific topics.  In addition, he has received various awards, including the Susan M. Anderson Award in Law, Belzberg Entrance Scholarship, Jason Lang Scholarship, and Student Travel Awards for his academic performance, and Lion of the Year Award, Calgary North Hill Lions Club President’s Appreciation Award, and Life Membership at the Lions Foundation of Canada for his community involvement.  Thomas is also a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society and Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.

Thomas enjoys volunteering as an event photographer for not-for-profit organizations.  His photography project—on access to justice—was exhibited at the Urban Exposure Project sponsored by United Way of Calgary and Area and Pembina Pipelines.  Thomas is grateful to his wife and three children for their unwavering love and support.  He loves spending time outdoors with his family.

Jessica Atwal

Articling Student

Jessica Atwal

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Civil Litigation
  • Immigration / Refugee
  • Criminal Defence
  • Family

Background

  • J.D., Thompson Rivers University, 2022
  • B.A. Law and Society, University of Calgary, 2019

Memberships

  • Law Society of Alberta

Languages

  • Punjabi
  • English
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