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Experienced Disability Lawyer in Alberta & Saskatchewan

James Ludwar is a benefit and disability lawyer in Calgary. With a lifelong commitment to representing clients in cases such as personal injury and disability pension denial in Alberta, James enjoys working with and helping people of all ages and backgrounds. He has appeared at provincial courts, the Court of Queen's Bench, and the appeals courts of both Alberta and Saskatchewan.


In addition, he has also argued before the Federal Court, the Federal Court of Appeal, and various provincial and federal administrative tribunals.

He has the ability to make things simple and explain complex issues such as the difference between legal and medical disability to clients, insurance administrators and other legal professionals such as opposing counsel and judges.


Born in Melville, Saskatchewan, he obtained his undergraduate degrees from the University of Regina and his law degree from the University of Saskatchewan. He articled with Duchin, Bayda, and Kroczynski in Regina, and then became a partner in the litigation firm of Bayda Ludwar in Calgary. In 2012, James formed his own boutique disability litigation firm of Ludwar Law.

Reasons for Disability Pension Denials in Alberta

We can understand that it is never a fair fight with insurance to understand how the system for such claims works.

Mentioned below is a list of some common reasons that lead to disability pension denials in Alberta:

  • Claimants are questioned that they are not disabled and are fit to work. 

  • Claimants are often challenged for not following their doctor’s instructions.

  • There might be unfair or unreasonable deadlines to fill the respective claim forms.

  • Claimants are repeatedly denied on the grounds of unclear and unfair reasons.

  • Claimants are often asked to seek new medical advice or a specialist.

All of this might sound familiar to you! Our lawyers at Ludwar Law Firm know how to handle such cases to serve you better. We strive to ensure that you get the right to an adequate and fair disability pension.

Our Lawyers in Calgary and Alberta

Areas of Practice

We deal with cases related to:

  • Disability claims: when it comes to disability claims in Calgary and Alberta, only you can prove your disability as the insurance companies do not conduct investigations for the same. Almost in all cases for disability claims, the medical reports are often not accepted. You can consider Ludwar Law Firm for looking into your disability claim issues for suitable solutions.

  • Personal injury: at Ludwar Law Firm, we have a team of experienced lawyers in Calgary and Alberta to assist you with all your personal injury law cases. You can consider us for fractures, spinal or nerve injuries, amputations, or traumatic brain injuries. Our personal injury lawyers can help you determine the losses you have suffered and prove your injuries for the claim.
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Bar Admissions

You can find below the information about his Bar admissions:

  • Saskatchewan, 1996
  • Alberta, 1999


Find below the educational details of our lawyer:

  • University of Saskatchewan, College of Law, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
    •   J.D. – 1995
  • University of Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada B.A. – 1991
    •   Major: Political Science

Past Employment Positions

Learn more about his past employment:

  • Duchin, Bayda & Kroczynski, Associate, 1996–1999
  • Bayda Ludwar Law Firm, Partner, 1999–2012

Million dollar advocates forum

top trial lawyers Of america

February 5, 2021


The Million Dollar Advocates Forum is pleased to announce that Attorney James W. Ludwar
of Calgary has been certified as a member.

The Million Dollar Advocates Forum is recognized as one of the most prestigious groups of
trial lawyers in the United States. Membership is limited to attorneys who have won million-dollar
verdicts, awards and settlements. The organization was founded in 1993, and there are approximately
7800 members located throughout the country. Fewer than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members. Forum
membership acknowledges excellence in advocacy and provides members with a national network
of experienced colleagues for professional referral and information exchange in major cases.
Members must have acted as principal counsel in at least one case in which their client has received
a verdict, award or settlement in the amount of one million dollars or more. Please see our website
at for further details concerning membership qualifications.


Mr. Ludwar is a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan with a Juris Doctor Degree
representing clients with long-term disability claims.


If you have suffered a personal injury or your disability claim has been denied, an experienced lawyer may be able to help you get the compensation you deserve. You want to be sure you choose an experienced lawyer that puts your best interests first. Follow these tips to help you find the right personal injury and disability lawyer in Calgary.


This area of law can be very complex. A lawyer who works exclusively in these areas will have a better understanding of the issues and challenges involved.



During your initial conversation, you should be sure to ask the law firm plenty of questions to find out more about their practice and experience. Some important information to ask about includes the number of past cases and successes, whether they are prepared to represent you in a trial if the case proceeds to that if the initial consultation is free and if you are able to meet with the lawyers who would be working on your case.


​At Ludwar Law Firm, our lawyers understand the problems you might face with your disability pension denials in Alberta. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us for more information.




Before hiring a lawyer, you want to be sure you fully understand their fees. Be sure to ask questions about this so there are no surprises at the end of your case. Ask if fees will be more if the case takes a long time, what payment is required if you don’t win the case and what case-related expenses you will be required to reimburse.

If you need a personal injury and disability lawyer in Alberta and Calgary, you want to be sure you choose the right one for your case. Ask questions when meeting with potential candidates and take the time to understand the fees involved before proceeding completely.

Ludwar Law Firm is experienced at representing disability and personal injury cases. If you have any questions about our services, be sure to give us a call .

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