RICHARD J. MALLETT
Before joining James H. Brown and Associates in 1999, Mr. Mallett worked as an insurance defence lawyer at a large Edmonton law firm. Today, Mr. Mallett acts exclusively for victims of injustice, having handled numerous multi-million-dollar injury cases involving spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, fatalities, and other serious cases.
Mr. Mallett is the head of our Class Action Team, having taken on numerous high-profile cases. His comprehensive experience includes the Volkswagen $1 Billion class action case, the largest class-action settlement in Canadian history. Mr. Mallett has also successfully concluded major personal injury cases involving semi-truck and other truck litigation, having recovered millions of dollars for injury victims of truck collisions.
Mr. Mallett is a past President of the Alberta Civil Trial Lawyers Association and a member of the American Association for Justice. He is a member of the Law Societies of Alberta and British Columbia and is a member of the bar in the Northwest Territories and Yukon, as well as of the Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys.
Richard J. Mallett was recently recognized by Best Lawyers™ as the 2023 “Lawyer of the Year” for Class Action Litigation. Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honoured as the “Lawyer of the Year,” making this accolade particularly significant. These lawyers are selected based on particularly impressive voting averages received during the peer review assessments. This designation reflects the high level of respect a lawyer has earned among other leading lawyers in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, professionalism and integrity.
In addition to the “Lawyer of the Year” award, Richard J. Mallett was also listed in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada for Personal Injury Litigation.
Mr. Mallett is involved in numerous community organizations, including Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). For his involvement with MADD, he recently received their 15 Year Service Award.
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