Deanna Gilbert is an extraordinary lawyer. I have never seen anyone pay closer attention to detail and manage a matter with more professionalism. She is responsive, patient, sharp, kind, meticulous and tenacious. She leaves no stone unturned and is not just there to settle your matter – she sees the big picture and will fight for you! She’s willing to go the distance if that’s what’s right for your file. I could not be happier with her level of service and ability to cleverly piece together arguments. There is no better lawyer and team to handle your matter!

Jameela K.

After being struck by a car as a pedestrian while in a crosswalk, I was left with multiple injuries, fear and uncertainty on how to proceed forward. I struggled for a while to find a trustworthy lawyer until I was recommended Deanna Gilbert's services by a family member, and she went above and beyond my expectations! From our first conversation, I could feel the stress alleviate and I was able to focus on my recovery from my injuries while she worked tirelessly in the background to support my every need. Deanna made me feel as though I was her only client by always being available for questions or concerns. She was fair, honest and exceptionally knowledgeable in her guidance of the process, which gave me confidence and trust in all decisions made. It is clear that her and her team care deeply about each of their clients, as they truly have their best interests at heart. With Deanna in your corner you can let go of worry, and know your future will be a positive one. Thank you for all your hard work, efforts and kindness Deanna Gilbert, Laurie Runnings and the rest of the Thomson Rogers Team! 

Morgan B.

Dear Deanna Gilbert, it was my utmost intention to let you know how satisfied and impressed I was with the great work that you have done for me. I have had a few legal situations in my life, but this was by far the easiest experience; thanks to you. I mean every word of it. I was happy not going to court. Once again, thanks to you, it was like a walk in the park. My appreciation and thanks also go out to Laurie. She made everything seem so simple.


I got in touch with Deanna Gilbert after three very long years of stress and anxiety from dealing with my previous lawyer. I was involved in an accident which I thought should have been an easy case to resolve. I was a pedestrian crossing the street at a crosswalk and I was hit by a car. I suffered several injuries and my life was altered forever. When I explained my situation to Deanna she happily agreed to take over my case and I immediately felt my stress and anxiety melt away. Hiring her was the best decision I could have ever made. She saved me from several more years of having to deal with my previous lawyer.

The amazing effort and amount of work she put into my case was evident from the start. She knew more about my case during our first meeting than I even knew myself. Her incredible work continued throughout the entire process. I had so many questions and Deanna was there every time. I never felt rushed during our conversations and she took the time to make sure that I really understood everything every step of the way. I never felt like my case was being “put on the back burner” and forgotten about. She always referred me to the best doctors and specialists for my injuries and always made sure all documents and paperwork were completed properly and on time.

Even during a global pandemic I always felt like Deanna had my best interests in mind. I did not have to chase her down for anything, not even once. In fact, she is the one who made sure I stayed on top of everything at all times. When I felt unmotivated and hopeless, Deanna was always there to make sure I stayed on track and did not lose hope.

I used to worry so much about my future after the accident, but now that my case has settled I don't have to worry anymore. Deanna is truly an amazing person and my life is infinitely better thanks to her.

Reza Nayeb-Yazdi

I had an accident in 2015, and when I was looking for a lawyer, I found Thomson Rogers at the hardest time of my life. I'm thrilled that I found them because I got to work with Deanna Gilbert. She is an incredible lawyer. Deanna and her team kept me informed of what was happening with my case, I found her to be thoughtful and kind and compassionate. If it wasn't for her I would have not received the help I did and my rehabilitation outcome would have been different. Because of her and her team I was able to focus on healing and getting better. I'm so grateful to Deanna for taking such good care of me and getting the best possible outcome for my case. She has made a world of a difference in my life and I would certainly recommend her to anyone who has had a personal injury. She will fight for you until the end.

Bozena D.

Deanna Gilbert of Thomson Rogers was our lawyer after our MVA. Her and her team were always attentive and responsive with every request, concern and situation that arose. I strongly recommend her. Thank you Deanna and Laurie!


In the event that you should ever need a personal injury lawyer, I would highly recommend Deanna Gilbert. She is realistic in the expectations she sets before you. She is compassionate and caring. She takes the time to explain and answer questions and is totally transparent. The time line may be long, but she is diligent about keeping the client in the loop providing direction and hope. She will fight for you.


Deanna Gilbert, I am so grateful to have you represent me. I don't easily trust others but I have always had such trust in you, and the quality of your work. I am so grateful for you.


Hi Deanna Gilbert, I wanted to say thank you for all your help over the past 4 years. From the time of my accident until we settled you were always looking out for my best interests and extremely helpful during such a difficult time for me. I can't express my gratitude for all the time and work you put into my case to have the best outcome. I was extremely happy to have settled and move past this part of my life. Thank you again!


Ms. Gilbert,

I wanted to thank you for going above and beyond in your services. I've worked with a number of different lawyers, and your knowledge, timeliness, and effectiveness in achieving results were at the top.

J. S.


I wanted to send you this note to thank you for representing me in my recent accident claim.

I was very reluctant to pursue legal action in relation to my injury but after our first meeting, I knew I was in good hands. You really made the experience go much smoother than I had anticipated.

Your knowledge and guidance were invaluable. You skilfully guided me through the process of the claim. I am especially grateful for the time and direction you provided. Whenever I had a question, you responded so quickly and no matter how technical, in a manner that was clear and understandable.

The successful outcome of my litigation would not have been possible without you. Thank you for all of your efforts on my behalf.


I'd like to thank you for all of your efforts on my mom's behalf. We'd never had the need to make a claim before, so there was a lot to learn in the process of gathering the necessary information and the process of negotiation. Your guidance and patience throughout the process and explanations to all of our many questions certainly was a benefit to our understanding. Your persistence in making sure that the final closing was accomplished in a timely manner and to mom's benefit is much appreciated. I'd certainly recommend your services to others.

L. Davidson

This is to confirm that I obtained the services of Deanna Gilbert approximately two years ago. It was obvious to me at the outset that she was not only personable, but extremely organized, knowledgeable and eager to help.

From start to finish I never once felt the need to follow-up as I knew she was totally competent which proved to be true as my case ended better for me financially and sooner that I expected. All along she was open and very clear about my options and her recommendations. It was refreshing to deal with her in general.

I was indeed very satisfied with her services and would definitely hire her in the future should I require her assistance.

D. Welbourn

On behalf of our members, staff and Board of Directors for the Brain Injury Association of Niagara please accept our thanks and appreciation for taking the time from your busy schedule to present at our annual conference. Also, please convey our sincere thanks to Thomson Rogers for the ongoing support of our association, and in acknowledgment of your corporate premium contribution of $8,000 that maximized our efforts to make this conference inclusive for individuals with brain injury and their families and caregivers at a subsidized rate, and sponsorship for our two featured keynotes: Dr. Abe Snaiderman and Lois McElravy, along with ensuring the overall quality of the conference.

Once again, thank you for your co-presentation that incorporated valuable insights with respect to the overview of the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule with respect to the Accident Benefit Changes post September 1, 2010, and Guardianship Rights.

We consider it an honour and a privilege to have been able to include each of you in our stellar cast of presenters, and in acknowledgement of your dynamic joint presentation. Thanks to your combined efforts, in conjunction with Thomson Rogers, our conference was a tremendous success. Thanks again for your ongoing support of our association.

P. Dracup
Brain Injury Association of Niagara (BIAN)

Deanna, I would like to thank you at this time for all your legal advice and assistance pertaining to my car accident. Your legal knowledge in this field and persistence in dealing with my insurance company and the convicted driver was greatly appreciated.

You were able to pursue and obtain valuable information which lead to a successful conclusion of claims against both parties.

Once again your legal expertise and forcefulness ended with a timely and successful conclusion on my behalf.

Thank you for all your assistance.

C. Burger

Dear Deanna:

SUBJECT: BIAN Conference: “Making the Invisible . . . more Visible” – October 18, 2012

On behalf of our members, staff and Board of Directors for the Brain Injury Association of Niagara, please accept our thanks and appreciation for taking the time from your busy schedule to once again present at our annual conference.

Deanna, thanks for your valued and informative contribution in association with the legal presentation with David Payne. Based on the data compiled from the evaluations, your joint presentation with David Payne was rated as excellent by an overwhelming 74% of the delegates who responded, while the remaining 26% respondents rated your session as very good. Some of the respondents comments with respect to the evaluation survey noted the following:

- found your workshop session very informative and current;
- were most appreciative of the legal handouts;
- found the classification on catastrophic injury on insured drivers to be the most valuable aspect of the conference.

Once again, thank you for your joint presentation that incorporated valuable insights with respect to Making the Invisible Catastrophic Brain Injury a Visible Catastrophic Designation. We consider it an honour and a privilege to have been able to include each of you in our stellar cast of presenters, and in acknowledgement of your dynamic and knowledgeable joint presentation. Thanks to your combined efforts, in conjunction with Thomson Rogers, our conference was a tremendous success. Thanks again for your ongoing support of our association.

We are in the process of reconstructing our website and appropriate acknowledgement will be forthcoming in the near future. Please convey our sincere gratitude to the partners at Thomson Rogers for their ongoing support of our association.

P. Dracup
Brain Injury Association of Niagara

Dear Deanna,

I would like to express my sincere appreciate and gratitude for your experience and hard work towards obtaining my settlement. Your guidance thru out always helped me to realize that this was the proper route to take.


I am writing this letter to express my sincere appreciation for the handling of my recent litigation case. At first, I must admit that the entire process regarding litigation felt very intimidating and overwhelming, but you and your assistant Jennifer, from the very beginning, made sure that I and my husband understood the process, informed us of the importance of the process and explained every step in the process. The one element that was most important to us was, when we did have a question, all we had to do was call. Any questions were responded to in a timely manor, by yourself or your assistant, Jennifer. In this day and age, it is nice to see that client service is forefront with you, your team and Thomson Rogers.

In conclusion, I was very pleased with the level of service provided by you. I would highly recommend you to my friends and family if your services were require by anyone I know.