Terrence M. Kulasa
Mr. Kulasa obtained his law degree in 1977 and has practised civil litigation since 1978 handling personal injury and disability cases. He was president of the Edmonton Bar Association in 1991 and has been a member of the Alberta Civil Trial Lawyers Association since it was founded in 1985. For many years he was a member of the Multidiscipline Association for the Study of Chronic Pain, an Edmonton group of dentists, doctors, chiropractors, physiotherapists, psychologists, occupational therapists, and lawyers who have a common interest in the study of chronic pain. He has presented papers on brain injury, fibromyalgia, jury trials, TMJ injuries, expert witness briefing and procedural matters to meetings of the Canadian Bar Association, dental seminars and at the Glenrose Hospital. He has conducted over 30 trials on personal injury matters and established several leading precedents, including the first case to the Alberta Court of Appeal on advance payments to claimants who cannot pay for the necessities of life.
In 1988 Mr. Kulasa proved that one can have a brain injury without a head strike or a loss of consciousness. In 1994 he had the first case on damages for loss of housekeeping capacity decided in the Alberta Court of Appeal. Also in 1994 he established that trauma from an accident can trigger the onset of fibromyalgia. In 2008 he had the first case of cervical dystonia. He was also a founding member and President of PAID (People Against Impaired Driving) from 1982 – 1989, and is presently a member of the Board of Directors of the Boyle McCauley Health Center. Mr. Kulasa is married with two daughters. His personal interests include skiing, tennis, gardening, canoeing, hiking and weight training.