Deanna S. Gilbert was admitted to the Law Society of Upper Canada in 2008. Her practice is devoted to helping people who have been seriously injured as a result of motor vehicle accidents, slip and falls, medical malpractice, and assaults. Deanna represents a wide range of clients of all ages, sex, and race across the Province of Ontario.
Deanna frequently appears before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and accident benefits tribunals. Her advocacy has resulted in a number of precedent-setting and reported judicial and arbitral decisions. Deanna has authored a number of papers on civil litigation; has appeared as a guest speaker at numerous legal and health care conferences; was the Co-Chair of the 2015 New Lawyers Division Conference organized by the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association; and has been interviewed by the media for her insight into personal injury litigation. In 2016, Deanna was a Lexpert Rising Stars Finalist. In 2017, Deanna was added to the peer-reviewed Lexpert Directory, ranked as “repeatedly recommended”. Deanna is currently the Contributing Editor of the Ontario Accident Benefits Case Summaries published by LexisNexis Canada Inc.
Deanna is a member of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, the Advocates’ Society, the Ontario Brain Injury Association, and the Brain Injury Society of Toronto.
Outside of work, Deanna is a proud and dedicated volunteer. Her commitments have included, but not been limited to being: a Member of the Connect for Kids Committee operated through Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital; a Co-Chair of the Volunteer Appreciation Committee for the Brain Injury Society of Toronto; a long-term volunteer for the Toronto Lawyers Feed the Hungry Program operated by the Law Society of Upper Canada; the Chair of Thomson, Rogers’ Give-a-Day Campaign; and the Chair of Thomson, Rogers’ clothing drive for Dress for Success and Dress Your Best Toronto.
Deanna holds a Certificate of Proficiency in French.
- Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Huron University College (2004)
- Bachelor of Laws, Osgoode Hall Law School (2007)
Professional Accreditations and Affiliations
- The Advocates’ Society
- Ontario Trial Lawyers Association
- Ontario Bar Association
- Canadian Bar Association
- Co-Chair of the Brain Injury Society of Toronto (BIST) Volunteer Committee
- Member of the Connect for Kids Committee (Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital)