Kiran K. Birdi
Associate

LITIGATION INSURANCE

Phone: 403.231.8240
Email: k.birdi@svrlawyers.com
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Assistant: Joan Robertson
Phone: 403.231.3471
Email: j.robertson@svrlawyers.com

Professional Background

An experienced insurance defence lawyer, Kiran works with leading insurers on motor vehicle accidents, occupiers’ liability, and property claims, and has built a reputation with her clientsfor her strong handling of complex bodily injury clams. She also advises insurers on bad faith claims, employment practices liability, fire losses, and subrogation actions, as well as individuals on severance packages, and businesses on wrongful dismissal claims.

Trusted for her accurate assessment of claims, Kiran provides practical solutions to insurers that will help resolve matters efficiently. She is always focused on the big picture and uses her experience to develop effective file strategies early in litigation, and her persuasive drafting and negotiating skills to bring about an appropriate resolution. She thrives on the diverse people and claims she comes up against and has a resilient and determined approach when facing a challenging file or difficult plaintiff.

Kiran has appeared before the Provincial Judges Court and the Court of Queen’s Bench, as well as administrative tribunals.

Prior to entering the field of law, Kiran worked for a non-profit organization for two years developing programs to support the integration of immigrant women in Calgary. She sat on the Board of Directors of that non-profit organization, the Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association (“CIWA”) as a director at large and Secretary from 2013-2015.

 

+ Education

  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Calgary, 2005
  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Alberta, 2010
  • Called to the Alberta Bar, 2011

+ Affiliations

  • Calgary Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Association of Women Lawyers
  • Calgary Immigrant Women's Association, HR Committee, Director, Secretary and Member 2013-2015