From Corporate Law Beginnings to Respected Edmonton Injury Lawyers

Cummings Andrews Mackay LLP (CAM LLP) started out as corporate and commercial law firm founded in 1915 by John F. Lymburn, QC (Attorney General of Alberta, ca.1925) and Mayne Reid, QC. The firm’s focus continued to be corporate and commercial law under the guidance of Paul Klingle, QC, from 1952 until his appointment to the CRTC in the early 1960s.

In 1962, under the leadership of Ronald (Ron) G. Cummings, QC, the firm began a litigation department and in 1965 conducted the firm’s first personal injury trial involving a quadriplegic injury.

Since then, Cummings Andrews Mackay LLP has successfully argued a great many Canadian and British Commonwealth precedent-setting personal injury cases, including two of the three cases decided by the Supreme Court of Canada that established the law on assessment of damages for personal injury cases in Canada.

CAM LLP continues to build upon its tradition of legal excellence through a compassionate commitment to individualized personal injury services.

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A History of Precedent Setting Results

For over 60 years, Cummings Andrews Mackay LLP has been getting results for Albertans who have suffered serious personal injuries. We are skilled negotiators and our firm has also been involved in setting the standard for personal injury compensation both in Alberta and in Canada.

In the 1970s, lawyers from our firm were lead counsel in two of three cases before the Supreme Court of Canada, which set the upper limit for personal injury damages in Canada.

In the late 1990s, clients represented by our personal injury lawyers were awarded damages that set the bar for school liability (MacCabe v. Westlock Roman Catholic Separate School Dist. No. 110) and soft tissue injuries (Wittmeier v. Scholes) respectively.

The following are the legal citations and links for these precedent-setting cases:

More recently, we achieved court awards and out of court settlements reaching $5 million (lump sum) and $30 million in structured settlement tax-free payouts.

Note: Awards vary and are dependent on many factors including severity of injury, duration of loss and overall impact on life.