Brian Filips is a highly accomplished personal injury lawyer with a unique perspective gained from his extensive background in the insurance industry. Brian completed his law degree from the University of Alberta in 2000 and was called to the Alberta bar in 2001. With over 20 years of experience as an injury lawyer, Brian has developed a reputation for his unwavering commitment to his clients and exceptional skill in navigating complex insurance-related claims.
Before joining James H. Brown and Associates, Brian worked as a claims adjuster for North America’s largest insurer. He was responsible for investigating, evaluating, and resolving various personal injury claims. This experience provided him with valuable insights into the inner workings of the insurance industry, allowing him to anticipate and effectively counter the tactics employed by insurance companies and maximize his client’s settlements.
After his tenure as an insurance adjuster, Brian transitioned to a prominent Edmonton-based law firm, serving as a civil litigation lawyer and mediator, representing corporate clients in high-stakes disputes. His experience in this role further honed his negotiation and advocacy skills, enabling him to secure favourable settlements and verdicts for his clients.
As an accomplished mediator, Brian is known for facilitating productive discussions between opposing parties, often resolving contentious issues without requiring protracted litigation. This experience has equipped him with the skills to handle even the most complex and challenging cases, ensuring his clients receive the compensation they deserve. On each client’s path to resolution, Brian utilizes his experience as a mediator to ensure James H. Brown and Associates’ clients get the settlement they deserve.
When mediation isn’t successful, Brian is an excellent trial lawyer. Brian has a long history of successful court appearances at all levels of Court in Alberta. This includes the Provincial Court, Court of King’s Bench, and Court of Appeal, where he has effectively represented clients in complex litigation matters. His tenacity and skill in the courtroom have earned him the respect of his peers and clients.
Brian’s dedication and expertise have not gone unnoticed, as he is a proud recipient of numerous awards, including recognition by Best Lawyers for litigation. This recognition further underscores his commitment to delivering exceptional legal representation to James H. Brown and Associates’ clients.
Brian’s comprehensive understanding of insurance law and claims procedures and his proficiency in civil litigation and mediation make him invaluable to the James H. Brown and Associates team as he represents accident victims seeking justice and fair compensation.
Brian regularly practices Brazilian Jiu-jitsu and served the maximum term of 8 years on the board with the Humane Society, actively volunteering with his wife. Brian was also the chair for the CBA North Insurance Section for 2 years.
A Proven Winner: Trial Success
Brian is a seasoned trial lawyer with a track record of success. If results matter, look no further than Brian Filips:
- Dmyterko v Telus, 2021 ABQB 175
- Geertsma v McCann’s Building Movers Ltd, 2019 ABQB 93
- Blicharz v Livingstone, 2019 ABCA 42
- Owners: Condominium Plan No. 0625385 v Oxford Grande Ltd., 2017 ABQB 316
- Blicharz v Livingstone, 2014 ABQB 373, Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench
- Nelson v. Industrial-Alliance Pacific Life Insurance Company, 2012 ABCA 1, Alberta Court of Appeal
- Genesis Land Development Corp. v. Alberta, 2010 ABCA 148, Alberta Court of Appeal
- Nelson v. Industrial-Alliance Pacific Life Insurance Company, 2010 ABQB 746, Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench
- Murhula v. Yetman, 2010 ABQB 655, Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench
- Zubick v. Alberta Teachers’ Association, 2009 ABCA 136, Alberta Court of Appeal
- Genesis Land Development Corp. v. Alberta, 2009 ABQB 221, Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench
- Shipanoff v. Landry, 2008 ABQB 212, Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench
- Zubick v. Alberta Teachers’ Association, 2008 ABCA 388, Alberta Court of Appeal
- Zubick v. Alberta Teachers’ Association, 2008 ABQB 582, Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench
- Zubick v. Alberta Teachers’ Association, 2008 ABQB 5, Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench
- Zubick v. Alberta Teachers’ Association, 2008 ABQB 241, Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench
- Janie Louise Ryan and Dennis Clifford Ryan v. Parmjit Singh Purba and Beant Kaur Purba, 2007 CanLII 2775, Supreme Court of Canada
- Purba v. Ryan, 2006 ABCA 229, Alberta Court of Appeal
- Purba v. Ryan, 2006 ABQB 127, Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench
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