LAURA COMFORT, Calgary Medical Negligence and Serious Personal Injury Lawyer

Laura joined Cuming & Gillespie in 2017, following her articles with the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench and at Denton’s Canada LLP. Laura’s practice focuses on serious personal injury and medical negligence claims. In all areas, Laura acts exclusively for injured parties and their families.

Laura obtained her Juris Doctor from the University of Calgary in 2016. During law school, Laura was awarded Dean’s List status for each year of her studies and was recognized as the Top Oralist at the Bennett Jones Health Law Moot in 2015.

Prior to her legal studies, Laura completed her BSc and MSc in Kinesiology, focusing primarily on neuromotor control of human movement. Laura then completed her Bachelor of Nursing. Laura was a nurse with Alberta Health Services in the areas of general medicine and community and mental health.

Laura’s scientific, medical, and legal backgrounds are assets in providing compassionate and thorough legal services to serious personal injury and medical malpractice clients.  Laura understands that each and every client is a real person facing complex and difficult medical issues. Laura is perfectly positioned to provide the care and guidance required to effectively navigate the legal system and to obtain ideal outcomes for clients.

Outside of the office, Laura volunteers with the Alberta Lawyers Assistance Society, which provides confidential help to lawyers and their families with personal and mental health issues.  She also enjoys running in her spare time.


Laura McDougall, Dovin Kiernan, Zelma HT Kiss, Oksana Suchowersky, Timothy N Welsh, Abnormal surround inhibition does not affect asymptomatic limbs in people with cervical dystonia (2015), Neuroscience Letters

Timothy N Welsh, Joseph Manzone, Laura McDougall, Knowledge of response location alone is not sufficient to generate social inhibition of return (2014), Acta Psychologica

Dovin Kiernan, Laura McDougall, Timothy N Welsh, Abnormal surround inhibition does not extend beyond the affected limb in people with cervical dystonia: A transcranial magnetic stimulation study (2012), Journal of Exercise, Movement, and Sport

Timothy N Welsh, Laura McDougall, Negative priming in a joint selection task (2012), PLoS ONE

Timothy N Welsh, Laura McDougall, Daniel J Weeks, The performance and observation of action shape future behaviour (2009), Brain and


“Craig Gillespie and Laura Comfort were excellent in helping me navigate all the issues my car accident presented. Dealing with people who are knowledgeable and caring, made a very difficult experience go smoothly.”

– J.D

“Laura Comfort at Cuming & Gillespie was amazing! She settled my MVA within my ideal time frame and for slightly higher than my ideal payout. Turning things over to her was the best decision I made. The stress of this settlement was off my shoulders as soon as I made the decision to let Laura handle it and then I could focus on healing. Thank you Laura!”

– M.V