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Cynthia Aoki



Cynthia Aoki

Cynthia Aoki


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Profile & Experience

Regional experience
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Cynthia Aoki works collaboratively with her clients to provide sincere and cost-effective services to help achieve her client’s goals. With nearly 15 years of experience, Cynthia’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, construction litigation, product liability, professional liability (errors and omissions), employment practices liability (EPL) and personal injury claims. In addition, she handles healthcare, medical and pharmaceutical claims and defends regulated health professionals. 

Cynthia represents domestic and international clients across Canada and the United States. She has appeared before all levels of court in Alberta and Ontario. Her broad experiences and in-depth knowledge, as well as her background in science and neuroscience, provide Cynthia with the skills, perspectives, and expertise to help resolve novel and challenging claims, especially those related to healthcare. From complex constructions claims to EPL claims and cases involving pesticide sprayers, Cynthia leverages her detail-oriented, yet cost-effective approach to zealously represent her clients.

Sincere, responsive and diligent, Cynthia provides her clients with exceptional service using her strong communication skills. Her openness and willingness to establish and exceed client expectations with a clear strategy minimizes misunderstandings and assists clients to help creatively reach their goals.


  • Alberta Bar (2015)

  • Ontario Bar (2009)


  • J.D. (cum laude), University of Ottawa (2008)

  • M.Sc. (Neuroscience), University of Toronto (2005)

  • B.Sc. (Human Biology, with High Distinction), University of Toronto (2003)

Professional Associations

  • Alberta Bar (2015)

  • Ontario Bar (2009)

  • Board Member, Canadian Defence Lawyers

  • Canadian Bar Association (Alberta Branch)

  • Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers (Former Board Member)

  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (Insurance Law Committee Co-Chair)

  • Advocates Society

  • Professional liability claim (construction matter) involving both the defence of the claim and representation with an Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (“APEGA”) complaint

  • Professional liability claim (home inspection matter) 

  • Complex personal injury claim, involving self-represented litigant involving trial and multiple court appearances

  • Complex personal injury claim, involving foreign litigants 

Publications and Presentations

  • University of Calgary – BIPOC Litigation Panel (2021)

  • Canadian Defence Lawyers - Allies, Mentors and Management: Collectively Creating Opportunities for Women to Thrive (2021)

  • Public Presentation – Celebrating Pride in the Legal Profession (2020)

  • Public Presentation – Beyond Barriers and Biases: Repositioning Intersectionality in Law (2020)

  • Client Presentation – Changes to Alberta Automobile Insurance (2020)

  • Client Presentation – Lifecycle of a Claim in Alberta (2020)

  • Client Presentation - Duty to Defend (2019)

  • Client Presentation – Legal Implications of Automated Vehicles (2017)



  • Insurance

  • Professional Practices



  • Projects & Construction