Kevin Williams, K.C.

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Kevin Williams, K.C.

Kevin T. Williams, K.C. Managing Partner

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Services provided by K. T. Williams Law Corporation.

Education
ADMITTED TO THE BAR:
  • University of Manitoba (B.Comm.(Hons), 1985)
  • University of Manitoba (LL.B., 1989)

Kevin is a Managing Partner at Taylor McCaffrey LLP, where he practices in the areas of insurance, construction, and professional and corporate governance. . He is recognized by Best Lawyers™ in Canada for his skills and expertise in the areas of Appellate Practice, Construction Law, and Insurance Law, and is valued and respected by his clients for his approachable demeanour, responsiveness, and ability to assess and work through issues quickly.

Kevin’s vast experience includes providing advice to national and international insurers with respect to casualty, property, life, surety, professional liability, and malpractice claims. He regularly prosecutes subrogated claims, counsels on coverage and regulatory issues, and is renowned for using alternative dispute resolution techniques to arrive at cost-effective resolutions for his clients.

On the construction side, Kevin advises clients on issues relating to procurement and tendering matters, contractual negotiations, and problems that arise throughout the course of construction projects. His clients include owners, contractors, construction professionals (architects, engineers, and designers), and insurers. Kevin has provided advice to various parties in relation to many significant capital projects in Manitoba over the last 20 years, including the Investors Group Field, the Millennium Library, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, and the Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport.

Kevin has successfully represented clients before all Superior Courts in Manitoba and Saskatchewan, and has argued 4 matters before the Supreme Court of Canada on behalf of clients. He is experienced at conducting trials, mediations, and arbitrations, and regularly appears before numerous administrative tribunals as well as professional and regulatory bodies.

On top of running a busy law practice, Kevin is dedicated to his city and community. Over the past 25+ years, he has held numerous board positions for such organizations as the Teachers’ Retirement Allowances Fund, and the Saint Boniface Research Foundation, and has served on various committees of the Law Society of Manitoba..

On December 14, 2022, Kevin was appointed King’s Counsel (K.C.) by the Lieutenant Governor in Council, in recognition of his exceptional merit and contributions to the legal profession.

Member

  • Canadian Bar Association (1989-present)
  • Manitoba Bar Association (1989-present) including the Civil Litigation and Construction Law Subsections
  • Law Society of Manitoba

Recognitions

  • Kevin Williams was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers™ in Canada 2024 in the fields of Appellate Practice, Construction Law, Corporate and Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law and Medical Negligence.
  • Kevin Williams has been recognized by Best Lawyers™ in Canada as its 2023 “Lawyer of the Year” in the field of Construction Law in Winnipeg.
  • Kevin Williams was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyersin Canada 2022 in the fields of Appellate Practice, Construction and Insurance Law and Medical Negligence (since 2019)


Best Lawyers Award Badge

Best Lawyers Award Badge

Board and Committee Appointments

  • Taylor McCaffrey LLP Management Committee (2003-present)
  • Teachers Retirement Allowances Fund, Board of Directors, Member (2015-2018)
  • Teachers Retirement Allowances Fund, Acting Vice-Chair (2016-2018)
  • Teachers Retirement Allowances Fund, Audit Committee Chair (2016-2018)
  • Teachers Retirement Allowances Fund, Human Resources Committee Chair (2016-2018)
  • Teachers Retirement Allowances Fund, Governance Committee Chair (2016-2018)
  • Law Society of Manitoba, Professional Liability Claims Fund Committee, Member (2003 – 2005)
  • Law Society of Manitoba, Equity Committee, Member (2002-2003)
  • Law Society of Manitoba, Standards Committee, Member (2001-2002)
  • Law Society of Manitoba, Discipline Committee, Member (2000-2001)
  • Law Society of Manitoba, Admissions & Education Committee, Member (1998-2000)
  • Manitoba Bar Association, Construction Law Section, President (2000-2001)
  • Manitoba Bar Association, Construction Law Section Executive, Member (1999-2001)

Volunteer Activities/Affiliations

  • St. Boniface Hospital Research Foundation, Past Chair of the Board (2015-2017)
  • St. Boniface Hospital Research Foundation, Chairman of the Board (2012-2015)
  • St. Boniface Hospital Research Foundation, Board of Directors, Member (2000-2017)
  • St. Boniface Hospital Research Foundation, Executive Committee, Member (2004-2017)
  • St. Boniface Hospital Research Foundation, Chairman of Finance Committee (2004 – 2012)
  • St. Boniface Hospital Research Foundation, Finance Committee, Member (2001-2012)
  • St. Boniface Hospital Research Foundation, Development Committee, Member (1998-2001)

Legal Teaching

  • University of Manitoba, Faculty of Law, Pre-Trial Process and Advocacy courses (1991-2000)

Representative Reported Cases

  • Tsatsi v. College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan et al -Supreme Court of Canada, 2018- Successfully had a physician’s claim for defamation summarily dismissed at Saskatchewan Queen’s Bench and Court of Appeal. Leave to appeal to the supreme court of Canada was dismissed.
  • Green v. Law Society of Manitoba – Supreme Court of Canada, 2016 – Case dealt with statutory authority of a regulator to interim suspend members for failing to complete continuing education requirements.
  • Stuart Olson Dominion Construction Ltd. v. Structal Heavy Steel – Supreme Court of Canada, 2015 – Successfully argued that the trust and lien remedies under the Manitoba Builders’ Liens Act are separate and distinct remedies, and that the filing of a lien bond has no effect on the existence and application of a party’s trust obligation under the Act.
  • Telecommunications Employees Association of Manitoba Inc. v. Manitoba Telecom Services Inc., 2014 SC11 – Supreme Court of Canada, 2014 – Case concerned an employer’s ability to make use of actuarial surplus in a defined benefit pension plan upon employer’s reorganization and transfer of members’ plan assets to a new pension plan.
  • Winnipeg Condominium Corporation No. 36 v. Bird Construction Company Ltd. et al – Supreme Court of Canada, 1994 – Successfully argued for the establishment of the right of subsequent owners of buildings to sue the original architects, engineers and contractors for dangerous latent defects present in the structure.
  • Manitoba Hydro Electric Board v. John Inglis Company Limited et al – 2000 MBQB 218 – Successfully argued that a claim for damages in excess of 30 million dollars was statute barred against certain of the parties based on the provisions of The Limitation of Actions Act.
  • Find a detailed list of Kevin’s representative reported cases here.