Kimberley (Kim) A. Bufton

Kimberley (Kim) A.
Bufton
Partner
403-873-3727
Assistant: 
Samantha Calhoun
403-873-3714
Education: 
Admitted to the Alberta Bar, 1998
University of Alberta, LL.B., 1997
Simon Fraser University, B.A., 1993
Overview: 

Kimberley focuses her practice in the areas of serious personal injury. She is experienced with claims involving product liability, occupiers’ liability, insurance benefits, construction, municipal and commercial host liability and disability. Kimberley has conducted trials at the Court of Queen’s Bench and appeared before the Alberta Court of Appeal.

Representative Work

  • McPhail v. Calgary Exhibition and Stampede Limited et al. – successful summary dismissal for Calgary Stampede on occupiers’ liability issues
  • Pulwicki v. Primmum Insurance Company, 2013 ABQB 744 – Represented insurance company in claim for dependency on income and household services in a fatality 
  • Jon Mudrow et al v. HME et al. (2013) – Successful summary dismissal of a $25M claim by a brain injured worker granted in favour of manufacturer of oilfield equipment 
  • Interlocutory advocate for expert evidence rights

Trade Publications & Teaching Roles

  • Author and presenter, “The Art of Surveillance -Disclosure, Admissibility and Trial Strategies,” Alberta Civil Trial Lawyers Association, 2008
  • Author, “The New Discovery Rules,” presented to the Young Lawyers Subsection, Canadian Bar Association
  • Author and presenter, “The Current State of Commercial Host Liability in Canada,” Emerging Trends Seminar
  • Author and presenter, “Murder, She Wrote: The effect of Duncan v. Baddeley on Fatality Claims,” Emerging Trends Seminar

Speaking Engagements

  • ACTLA presenter on Surveillance

Professional Associations & Activities

  • Past Chair, Insurance Subsection, Canadian Bar Association
  • Past Chair, Young Lawyers Subsection, Canadian Bar Association

Community Involvement

Kim has been active in fundraising for many worthwhile causes such as the Behaviour Therapy and Learning Centre, Autism Partnership, Theatre Calgary, Calgary Humane Society, and SPCA