Deanna S. Gilbert was admitted to the Law Society of Upper Canada 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 frequently appears before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and accident benefits tribunals. In 2016, Deanna was a Lexpert Rising Stars Finalist. In 2017, Deanna was added to the peer-reviewed Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory, ranked as “repeatedly recommended”. Deanna is listed in the 2018 Best Lawyers® in Canada publication.
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 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 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
- LEXPERT Ranked Lawyer
- Listed in Best Lawyers® Canada
- 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)