Vincent Kurata has a general litigation practice with an emphasis on employment law, insurance & personal injury law, and commercial disputes. He has represented clients before all levels of court in Alberta (i.e. the Provincial Court, the Court of Queen’s Bench, and the Court of Appeal), and has litigated claims before numerous administrative tribunals, including the Alberta Human Rights Commission, the Alberta Labour Relations Board, and in adjudication proceedings under the Canada Labour Code.
Although Vincent has an extensive background in litigation, he is also experienced in alternative dispute resolution processes including commercial arbitration, judicial dispute resolution, and mediation (he has worked alternately as a neutral mediator and as an advocate for clients).
Prior to joining the firm in 2008, Vincent articled at the Court of Appeal of Alberta (2007-2008), and he was elected valedictorian of his graduating class from the University of Alberta, Faculty of Law (2007). During his time as a student, Vincent won numerous scholarships and awards, and worked as an Articles Editor for the Alberta Law Review.
Vincent is active in the legal profession. He is a member of the Law Society of Alberta, the Law Society of the Northwest Territories, and several sections of the Canadian Bar Association (Civil Litigation, Insurance, and Labour & Employment). He also sits on the management committee at McCuaig Desrochers LLP.
Although he is not a francophone, Vincent speaks French and welcomes French-speaking clients.