Cecilia Hoover

Cecilia Hoover (She/Her)

Cecilia is a managing partner in Dolden’s Calgary office and is co-chair of the  national construction practice group. Cecilia’s insurance defence practice is mainly focused on construction, coverage and professional liability. Cecilia defends contractors, developers and professionals in complex multi-party construction deficiency disputes.

Cecilia also regularly provides insurers coverage advice and defends coverage actions pertaining to CGL, COC/Builders Risk, Wrap-up, E&O policies, EIL and property policies.

Cecilia has conducted mediations, arbitrations and other complex settlement negotiations with favourable results for her clients and has appeared in trial and appellate Court. Cecilia is the first lawyer in Canada to have successfully argued a summary dismissal of a negligence claim on the basis that an “e-waiver” was enforceable.

Cecilia often provides presentations and learning seminar to insurers on various topics in order to provide a value-added service to the firm’s clients.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Called to Ontario Bar 2006
  • Called to Alberta Bar 2011
  • Council Member of Alberta branch, Canadian Bar Association Executive Committee
  • Member of Canadian Bar Association Insurance, Civil Litigation and Construction sections

Recent Publications

Co-Author: “Electronic Waiver and Release Leads to Dismissal of Action” (Dolden Wallace Folick Newsletter, December 2017)

Representative Court and Hearing Experience

Cecilia Hoover's practice areas include:


Class Action Defence



Employment Practice Liability


Medical Malpractice

Professional Liability

Sports and Recreational Liability

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