Claudia McKinnon
Associate | Calgary
Calgary: 403-260-9652

Claudia practises primarily commercial and insurance litigation. She has extensive experience managing very large document productions utilizing supporting database technology. She also regularly drafts opinions on coverage issues arising from all-risk property policies and other contractual matters.

Before joining Blakes, Claudia spent five years writing and editing for Carswell as well as working on contract for The Law Society of Alberta on a variety of drafting projects.


  • Assisted in the preparation of all aspects of an international commercial arbitration in connection with a C$500-million insurance claim arising from oil sands construction activity in Alberta
  • Defended major oil and gas companies on breach of contract claims
  • Acted on behalf of an Alberta First Nation to enforce oil and gas rights against the federal Crown