Deanna S. Gilbert was admitted to the Law Society of Ontario in 2008. Her practice is devoted to representing Plaintiffs in personal injury litigation including cases arising from motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, slip and falls, product liability, and assaults.
Deanna has appeared before all levels of Court in Ontario, including the Ontario Court of Appeal, and frequently appears before the Licence Appeal Tribunal. She has been designated a Certified Specialist in Civil Litigation by the Law Society of Ontario. Deanna has been ranked as “repeatedly recommended” in the 2020 Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory, she is listed in The Best LawyersTM in Canada publication for 2020, and has earned the highest peer rating of AV Preeminent® in Martindale-Hubbell® for her legal expertise, communication skills, and ethical standards.
Deanna’s advocacy has resulted in a number of precedent-setting and reported judicial and arbitral decisions. She has authored a number of papers on civil litigation and is currently the Contributing Editor of the Ontario Accident Benefits Case Summaries and a Contributor to the Personal Injury Module both published by LexisNexis Canada Inc. Deanna has both chaired medical-legal conferences and presented as a guest speaker. She is often interviewed and cited by legal news publications for her insight into hot topics in personal injury litigation.
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 Ontario; 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
- LEXPERT® Ranked Lawyer
- Martindale-Hubbell® Ranked Lawyer, AV Preeminent®
- Listed in The Best Lawyers™ in Canada since 2018
- 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)
- Member of FAIR (Fair Association of Victims for Accident Insurance Reform)