Kent adds 20 years of experience to Walsh LLP’s team of litigators. He is a civil litigator with an emphasis on representing clients in commercial disputes, most often related to contractual and shareholder issues. Kent is also well-versed in advancing and defending claims based in negligence, fraud, trespass, conversion, defamation, and other civil wrongs. He recently obtained a precedent setting trial judgment from the Court of Queen’s Bench representing the largest award of its kind in Alberta.
Kent’s litigation practice most often includes representing the owners of smaller but entrepreneurial businesses, and he also has experience acting for individuals and national and international companies, in addition to government and regulated entities.
If the need arises, Kent has extensive trial experience as lead counsel and is also experienced with the appellate process. He has represented clients before the Alberta and BC Courts, and before the Federal Court.
Kent has volunteered by presenting to other lawyers at Legal Education Society of Alberta (LESA) seminars and has presented at many seminars for clients on issues including construction and builders’ lien matters, employment, intellectual property, the litigation process, and alternative dispute resolution mechanisms. He has also been a volunteer moot court judge at the University of Calgary.
Kent enjoys spending time with his wife Angela and their young daughter. He is an avid Flames fan, and enjoys reading, politics, water activities, and the art of BBQing.
Educational and Professional Development
Juris doctor, University of Victoria
Bachelor of Arts, Political Science (Philosophy minor), University of Calgary
Queen’s University Executive Leadership Course
Law Society of Alberta
Calgary Bar Association
Canadian Bar Association
Past Volunteer, Calgary Legal Guidance
Areas of practice