Cecilia Hoover

Cecilia Hoover (She/Her)

Cecilia is the  Managing Partner in Dolden’s Calgary office, Co-chair of the  National Construction Practice Group and sits on the firm’s Executive Committee.

Cecilia’s practice includes construction, coverage and professional liability.

Cecilia has experience defending the following professionals:

  • contractors, developers and professionals (architects and engineers) in complex multi-party construction deficiency disputes
  • Cecilia has over 18 years experience defending health care providers against medical negligence claims and in the context of regulatory proceedings including physicians & surgeons, naturopaths, chiropractors, optometrists, massage therapists and others
  • Cecilia has defended lawyers, accountants, insurance brokers, home appraisers and other professionals

Cecilia 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 represented small and large organizations as well as professionals against allegations of harassment and abuse including sexual abuse.
Cecilia provides advice and defence to organizations regarding their employment liability in the context of civil claims and

Cecilia has conducted mediations, arbitrations and other complex settlement negotiations with favourable results for her clients and has conducted trials and appeals.

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 seminars 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:


Civil Sexual Abuse

Class Action Defence



Employment Practice Liability

Professional Liability

Sports and Recreational Liability

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