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 mediation, commercial arbitration, and judicial dispute resolution, and has previously worked as a family law mediator.
Prior to joining the firm in 2008, Vincent held a clerkship at the Court of Appeal of Alberta (2007-2008), and 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 volunteers as an instructor for the Alberta Bar Admission Course (CPLED), teaching interest-based negotiation.
Although he is not a francophone, Vincent speaks French and welcomes French-speaking clients.