Byron W. Nelson, B.A., L.L.B

Byron W. Nelson, trial lawyer and experienced commercial litigator, has spent the last twenty years protecting the rights of individuals and small businesses in insurance and commercial litigation. He has represented clients in the Supreme Court of Canada, Provincial Court of Alberta, Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench, Alberta Court of Appeal, the Supreme Court of British Columbia

Byron W. Nelson, trial lawyer and experienced commercial litigator, has spent the last twenty years protecting the rights of individuals and small businesses in insurance and commercial litigation. He has represented clients in the Supreme Court of Canada, Provincial Court of Alberta, Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench, Alberta Court of Appeal, the Supreme Court of British Columbia, the British Columbia Court of Appeal, Saskatchewan Court of Queen’s Bench, the Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench and various jurisdictions in the United States. Nelson regularly represents clients in judicial dispute resolutions, mediations, arbitrations and pre-trial conferences.

Nelson has acted in commercial disputes against a major public utility and for and against large insurers.  Nelson has specialized in presenting expert evidence at trial while with his prior firm, including the qualification of experts, direct examination of his clients’ experts and cross-examination of opposing parties’ experts.

Nelson has been successful, while representing clients, at changing and updating the law in favour of litigants.  A number of the trial and application decisions from Nelson’s appearances have advanced and eased the ability of litigants to navigate the court system.

Active in politics, Nelson worked for British Prime Minister John Major during his General Election Tour of 1997 and provided tour support for Canadian Prime Minister Kim Campbell in 1993. Nelson was the Progressive Conservative candidate for Calgary-Bow in the 2015 Alberta election and in 2017 was a candidate for the leadership of the Progressive Conservative Party of Alberta.

Nelson has provided instruction on litigation to the former Alberta Bar Admission course for the Legal Education Society of Alberta and teaches negotiation to the new Canadian Centre for Professional Legal Education. He has also presented on employment issues and corporate law at the Immigrant Engineers Society.