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Sheldon Gilbert, Q.C.
Sheldon is a partner and founder of Gilbert, Wright & Kirby LLP. He was called to the Ontario Bar in 1969 and appointed Queen's Counsel in 1981. Sheldon is an able and experienced trial and appellate advocate who has represented clients in various courts and forums in a variety of personal injury and insurance litigation matters. He has conducted well over 125 civil jury trials in personal injury actions. He is known and respected in both the Superior Court of Ontario and the Court of Appeal for Ontario appearing as counsel in many precedent setting and reported cases...
Ian Kirby
Ian practices exclusively as a civil litigator, primarily in the areas of insurance, personal injury, product liability and commercial litigation, appearing as counsel in over 250 trials, arbitrations and appeals. He has lectured and written for the legal profession, law students, the insurance industry, business and community groups on a variety of topics including trial advocacy, insurance, mediation and government relations...
Shawn Stringer
Shawn is the newest partner of the firm. He was called to the Bar in 1990 after completing his B.Sc. in Biology at University of Toronto and law school at University of Ottawa. He is also a trained firefighter having attended Texas A & M University industrial fire fighting school. His practice is concentrated in area of personal injury and property damage tort claims from the defence perspective including residential, commercial and heavy equipment losses...
Sandi Smith
Sandi has been a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada since 1998 after completing her B.A. at University of Waterloo and law school at York University, Osgoode Hall. She practices in the area of civil litigation with an emphasis on professional negligence and casualty insurance. Sandi has litigated personal injury claims, coverage issues, first and third party claims, disputes between insurers and solicitor's negligence claims...
Lesley Albert
Lesley was called to the Bar in 2004 after graduating with a Bachelor of Arts (Honour) degree from University of Toronto in Political Science and completing law school at Queen's University. She practices in the area of civil litigation with emphasis on defending personal injury tort claims and has experience handling complicated insurance coverage issues. She has appeared as counsel in Courts across Ontario...
Paul Kiddey
Paul joined Gilbert, Wright & Kirby upon his call to the Bar in 2006 following completion of his articles at a boutique insurance defence firm in Toronto. He graduated from University of Western Ontario with his B.A. in Economics having twice earned a full scholarship for having the highest average in the Economics programme before completing law school at University of Ottawa...
Ashu Ismail
Ashu joined Gilbert, Wright & Kirby LLP in 2009 following employment with a boutique insurance defence firm in Barrie, Ontario where her practice included insurance coverage, tort, commercial general liability, products liability, professional negligence and personal injury for both defendants and plaintiffs...
Ryan Kirshenblatt
Ryan joined Gilbert, Wright & Kirby LLP in 2010.
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