Kelly Moffet-Burima

Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

Kelly Moffet-Burima

Kelly Moffet-Burima



Kelly Moffet-Burima practises in our litigation group. Her practice focuses on three main areas: complex commercial litigation, construction litigation, and professional liability.

Kelly has acted in a broad range of matters, including contractual disputes in the energy and construction sectors, fraud claims, actions involving breaches of fiduciary duty and breaches of confidence, lien claims involving both owners and contractors, and professional negligence actions where she defends architects, engineers, lawyers, and financial advisors.

Kelly has appeared at all levels of court in Alberta. She has also acted as counsel in several arbitrations and mediations.

Professional experience

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LL.B., University of Calgary, 2010
B.A., University of Alberta, 2006

  • Alberta 2011

Ms. Moffet-Burima has acted in the following matters:

Commercial Litigation

  • Acted for a large energy company in defence of a dispute involving alleged fraudulent misrepresentations relating to a share purchase transaction. This dispute has been the subject of over 16 weeks of trial before the Alberta Court of Queen's Bench, and has involved numerous attendances before the Alberta Court of Appeal. See, for instance, NEP Canada ULC v Merit Energy Company LLC et al, 2017 ABQB 28 and 2017 ABCA 405
  • Acted for a large environmental services provider to prosecute a breach of confidence and breach of fiduciary duty action involving the unlawful taking of confidential information by former employees to start a competitor corporation
  • Acted as co-counsel for a large technology company involved in a private arbitration dispute relating to a share purchase transaction
  • Acted as co-counsel for a large energy company in a private arbitration regarding appropriate payments under an offgas agreement
  • Acted and acting as counsel in defence of a utility company in relation to various large fire loss claims


  • Currently acting as lead project counsel for a large infrastructure project in Alberta
  • Currently acting as lead counsel for a large utility operator in a AUC proceeding arising out of a contract dispute relating to a large transmission infrastructure project
  • Acted and acting as counsel in several cases involving the defence of architectural and engineering firms against allegations of negligence and breach of contract in the design and construction of various types of buildings
  • Acted as counsel for several large contractors in builders' lien disputes in construction and oil sands project disputes
  • Acted  as counsel for owners in numerous lien disputes involving multi-million dollar quantums
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, 2023: recommended in Professional Liability
  • Best Lawyers in Canada: Corporate and Commercial Litigation, 2023-2024, Construction Law, 2024
  • CBA civil litigation executive member, Southern Alberta Section, 2019 - present
  • QB Amicus Project, Pro Bono Law Alberta, 2014 - 2018
  • Small claims duty counsel, Pro Bono Law Alberta, 2012 - 2018
  • Volunteer counsel: Legal Grounds Advice Clinic, Pro Bono Law Alberta, 2011 - 2018 
  • Board member, Rocky Mountain Civil Liberties Association, 2014 - 2016




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