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Gillespie, Michelle D.


Michelle practices general insurance defence litigation. Her practice includes the defence of personal injury claims, product liability claims, and property damage claims. She represents businesses, professionals, health authorities, educational institutions, and other public bodies.

Michelle began her practice in a boutique Vancouver law firm, focusing on personal injury and estate litigation. During that time, Michelle also provided pro bono and legal aid services to those detained under the Mental Health Act.

Michelle has appeared at all levels of court in British Columbia. She has also appeared before the Mental Health Review Board on numerous occasions.

Michelle joined Guild Yule LLP as an associate in 2018. She currently serves on the executive committee of the Young Lawyers and Civil Litigation sections of the Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch.


Recent decisions | Representative Work

1. Mac v Wong, 2019 BCSC 902 – successfully defended a negligence claim against a lawyer and his law corporation
2. Samuda v Knight, 2019 BCSC 133 – appeared as co-counsel for the defendant health authority in a successful pre-trial application to strike the notice of civil claim, without leave to amend
3. Yee v Yee Estate – April 2018 – appeared as co-counsel for the plaintiff in an estate litigation trial
4. Sohal v Singh, 2017 BCSC 734 – appeared as co-counsel for the plaintiff in a personal injury matter
5. Watson v ICBC et al – February 2016 – appeared as second chair in a personal injury jury trial

Education | Professional Affiliations

2016: Called to the British Columbia Bar
2015: Juris Doctor, University of British Columbia
•Executive Committee Member, Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch (Young Lawyers and Civil Litigation)
•Member, Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch (Women Lawyers Forum)
•Member, Medical Legal Society of BC
•Member, Law Society of British Columbia
•Member, Vancouver Bar Association


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604-688-1221 ext.251