B.A., Emory University (1990)
LL.B. (with Distinction), University of Saskatchewan (1995)
LL.M. (First Class), University of Cambridge (1999)
British Columbia (1997)
*Practicing through a Law Corporation
After more than a decade of practicing in the Vancouver office of a national law firm, Callum G. (Cal) Kelly joined Virgin Hickman as Associate Counsel in October of 2013. Cal practices primarily in the area of insurance defence and is known for his attentive customer service and respectful but firm dealings with the other side.
Cal represents product manufacturers faced with product liability and recall issues. He acts regularly for a prominent international elevator and escalator company, as well as a number of sporting goods and retail manufacturers. He defends both personal injury and property damage claims, while also helping with advice on product recalls as necessary. He has experience in trials involving defamation, ownership of joint bank accounts, and all manners of personal injury. Cal has been involved in most aspects of litigation involving long-term disability insurers in the past 15 years, with extensive experience in the Federal Court of Canada and the British Columbia Court of Appeal.
Cal also defends catastrophic personal injury claims, regularly handling claims that could warrant an award in excess of $1 million. His extensive experience in a number of other commercial litigation areas, including most forms of insurance litigation (with significant experience in defending life and disability claims).
Cal enjoys the back and forth inherent in all litigated claims and takes pride in doing whatever is necessary to get the job done.
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