Disability and Benefits Lawyer for Alberta and Saskatchewan

James Ludwar is a benefit and disability lawyer in Calgary. With a lifelong commitment to representing clients in both personal injury and disability cases, James enjoys working with and helping people of all ages and backgrounds. He has appeared at provincial courts, Court of Queen's Bench, and the appeals courts of both Alberta and Saskatchewan. He has also argued before the Federal Court, the Federal Court of Appeal and various provincial and federal administrative tribunals.


One of his major talents is 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.

Areas of Practice

We deal with cases related to:

  • Disability claims
  • Personal injury


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

Bar Admissions

You can find below the information about his Bar admissions:

  • Saskatchewan, 1996
  • Alberta, 1999

Past Employment Positions

Learn more about his past employment:

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

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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
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Members must have acted as principal counsel in a at least one case in which their client has received
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Mr. Ludwar is a graduate of University of Saskatchewan with a Juris Doctor Degree
representing clients with long term disability claims.

Choosing a Personal Injury and Disability Lawyer in Calgary

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.

Choose a Lawyer Focused on Personal Injury and Disability Law

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.

Ask Questions

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.

Be Sure You Fully Understand the Fees Involved

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 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 fully understand the fees involved before proceeding.


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 .